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For information about how to obtain records for Roman Catholic and Protestant churches see Indonesia Church Records.

Buddhist Records[edit | edit source]

Buddhist temples keep records of death and cremations performed by and for the temple, and names of pilgrims visiting the temple. These records are kept at each temple. Death and cremation records may contain additional information on the deceased's family members.

Confucianism Records[edit | edit source]

Hindu Records[edit | edit source]

For information on pilgrimage records (bahi) see the article India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records.

Islamic Records[edit | edit source]

Islam has no priesthood, therefore no ordinances or sacraments. Sincere recitation of the profession of faith is the only requirement to become a Muslim. Marriages are entered into through a formal prenuptial agreement (nikah nama). The terms of the contract would be written and signed by the couple. Early marriages may have only required a spoken offer of marriage and acceptance. In either case, two male witnesses were essential to establishing the validity of the marriage. [1]

Marriage records (Surat kawin Muslim) contain the names of the bride and groom, date of the marriage. They may also include the birth dates and places of the couple and the names of their parents. These records are particularly valuable prior to Indonesian independence in 1945. Records can be found at local offices of Islamic affairs.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peterson, Daniel C. (1 April 2018). "Understanding Islam". Ensign The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2018/04/understanding-islam?lang=eng. Retrieved 6 April 2018.