Malaysia Genealogy

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Guide to Malaysia ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Malaysia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Malaysia Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Malaysia is a country in South East Asia bordered by Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories. It is separated by South China Sea into two regions, Borneo's East Malaysia and Peninsular Malaysia. It covers a total area of 330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mile). Kuala Lumpur is the national capital.

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-language, and multi-cultural country. Its population consists of the Malay, Chinese, Indians, and indigenous people. The official language is Bahasa Malaysia, while English is an active second language. Islam is the established religion, however, the constitution grants freedom of religion to non-muslims. The government is modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, it is a federal constitutional elective monarchy. The head of the state is a King (elected monarch), whose title is Yang di-Pertuan Agong; while the head of the government is the Prime Minister.[1]


Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Malaysia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Malaysia research.

Malaysia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Malaysia research.

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Malaysia Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Malaysia.

Perlis
Kedah
Penang
Kelantan
Terengganu
Perak
Selangor
Negeri Sembilan
Malacca
Johor
Pahang
Sarawak
Sabah
Labuan
Kuala Lumpur
Putrajaya
West Malaysia
East Malaysia
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(Red) Federal Territories
South China Sea
Strait
of
Malacca
Gulf of Thailand
Sulu Sea
Celebes Sea

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Malaysia.

States[edit | edit source]

Federal Territories[edit | edit source]

Former State[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.


References[edit | edit source]