Indonesia Probate Records
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Probate records are court records that describe the distribution of an individual’s estate after he or she dies.
Inheritance records and wills (Akte warisan)
Research use: Provides linking information for family relationships.
Record type: Wills, inventories, distribution of estates.
Time Period: 1700-present.
Content: Names of individuals, their parents, children and grandchildren, dates, relationships, sometimes places of events, race, civil status.
Location: National Archives, local courts and civil registry offices.
Population coverage: 10%.
Accessibility: By personal visit or hiring a researcher.
Guardianship records (Akte Wali)
Research use: Valuable in cases of death or divorce of parents with minor children.
Record type: Orphan’s chamber records of guardianship dispositions, orphans, adoption records, legitimations and decisions.
Time Period: 1650-present.
Content: Names of children, guardians, parents, ages, dates of birth, residence, legal acknowlegements.
Location: National Archives, municipal archives.
Population coverage: 5%.
Accessibility: By personal visit or by hiring a researcher.
Family History Library Collection
The Family History Library has a collection of probate records from Indonesia. Probate records are listed in the Keyword Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
INDONESIA PROBATE RECORDS
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Indonesia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1989-1999.