Malaysia Record Finder

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Record Finder

Record Finder

This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

  1. In column 1, find your goal.
  2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.
What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age
Birth date and birthplace
Birth dates
Death information
Deaths
Emigration information
Ethnicity
Immigration dates
Language helps
Living relatives
Maiden name
Marriage
Municipal origins and boundaries
Naming customs
Occupations
Parents, children, and other family members
Places of residence
Record-finding aids
Religion

Record Types and Beginning Dates

Record Type (English) Record Type (Malaysia) Records Begin
Civil registration 1850
Church 1650
Muslim marriage 1800
Census 1900
Chinese community 1800
Immigraiton and naturalization 1800
Genealogical collections 1600
Cemetery 1700
Inheritance records and wills 1650
City directories 1800
Civil service 1650
Guardianship 1700
Land and tax 1650
Notarial 1650
Business 1775
School 1825