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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1960-2013.

The records include a collection of naturalization and citizenship-related records from the District Court in Pati, Central Java, Indonesia. The records include the following documents:

  • Kewarganegaraan Indonesia (Citizenship records)
  • Permohonan Ahli Waris (Heir applications)
  • Permohonan Akte Kelahiran (Birth certificate applications)
  • Permohonan Perceraian (Petitions for divorce)
  • Permohonan S.B.K.R.I (Applications for citizenship)

Immigration to Indonesia also took place at this time when huge populations from the Indian subcontinent visited the country and settled there. Few settled in Victoria, and those who did were probably Dutch Indonesians. The Dutch rule over Indonesia, ended when the Japanese took over the country during World War II. The Netherlands controlled the Indonesian archipelago since the 19th century. For working in Indonesia, the foreigners have to send their application to the immigration office.

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Record Content

Applications for naturalizations (Permohonan Pewarganegaraan) in this collection generally contain the following information:

  • Date of naturalization
  • Name of immigrant
  • Date and place of birth
  • Immigrant's religion
  • Immigrant's occupation

Applications for birth certificates (Permohonan Akte Kelahiran) in this collection generally contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Parent’s residence

Citizenship records (Permohonan kewarganegaraan) in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Date and place of birth
  • Place of residence
  • Date of application
  • Immigrant's card number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search in the records, it would be helpful if you knew some of the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate place and date of birth
  • Approximate year of other event (such as immigration or divorce)

Search the Collection

To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Then:
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Record Type'
⇒ Select the 'Year and Number(s)' which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, as well as some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

When you have found the information that you are looking for, the following will help you further your research:

  • Use the age to calculate the year of birth
  • Use the names of the parents to search for their naturalization records.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Indonesian. For help with reading the records, see the following resource:

Indonesia Language and Languages

Other Searches

You may want to also check the records for surrounding localities, including: Jepara, Kudus, Grobogan, Blora, and Rembang.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Indonesia, Jawa Tengah items or FHL Keyword Indonesia, Jawa Tengah items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Indonesia Archives and Libraries.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pati, Naturalization Records, 1960-2013.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Pengadilan Negeri Pati

Image Citation

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