Indonesia Directories

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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. They often list all the adult residents or tradesmen of a city or area. In the twentieth century, telephone directories are a helpful source in locating individuals. Directories can also be used as a census substitute.

City directories (Buku penunjuk kota)[edit | edit source]

Directories can be used to locate residents in large cities to determine parish jurisdictions, and identify occupations and residence over a period of time. The earliest directories date from the 1880s during the Dutch colonial period. They generally contain the names, addresses, occupations or places of employment of persons living in the town. They can be found at city and municipal archives and libraries.

Family History Library Collection[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has many directories for Indonesia. They are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:




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