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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: Permohonan Pewarganegaraan (Applications for naturalization), Permohonan Akte Kelahiran (Applications for birth certificate), and Permohonan Ahli Waris (Court decrees of inheritance). 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.

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 naturalization records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate date of immigration

To begin your search in the birth certificates, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate place and year of birth

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year of citizenship

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ 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.

Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Indonesia Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

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


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