Malaysia Land and Property

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Land and tax records (Tanah dan kekayaan, pajak, perpajakan)

Research use: Primarily for family relationships and to extend lineage beyond other existing records.

Record type: Deeds and land tenancy tax records, property assessments, estates and purchase agreements.

Time Period: 1642-present.

Content: Land holders’ and renters’ names, taxes and rent paid, dates of deeds, residence, land descriptions, fathers’ names and sometimes names of several generations of ancestors; date and mode of land acquisition (from a parent or grandparent, by dowry, or division).

Location: National Archives, municipal archives.

Population coverage: 20%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.