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Civil service records (Akte pamong praja)

Research use: Valuable as a finding tool and supplement to civil registration where early records are lacking.

Record type: Documentation of birth, marriage and death of government employees.

Time Period: 1642- present.

Content: Documents verifying birth, marriage and death dates and places, relatives.

Location: National Archives, Municipal archives.

Population coverage: 5%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

Business records (Dokumen bisnis)

Research use: Used as a substitute for low registration in church and civil records.

Record type: Records of businesses employing large numbers of people.

Time Period: 1784-present.

Contents: Names of employees, residences, ages, death dates, personal characteristics.

Location: National Archives, municipal archives.

Population coverage: 10%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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.