I would like to know how to obtain BMD certificates from outside of
country as I do not live in Malaysia.
Manaia Alofa replied:
Yes, if no one on the list can help us, well then I think that will
the first order of genealogical business that I must endeavor.
I shall report back on my findings.
I look forward to that. There is some information at
ter=691&cat=1 Here is an extract:
As in many countries, the birth, marriage and death records for
Malaysia aren't complete, as not everyone completed the returns. To
trace civil registration documents in Malaysia, the best thing to do
is contact the National Archives of Malaysia directly.
The Registrar General of Births and Deaths is happy to undertake
searches on your behalf. It will be more helpful and quicker if you
have some idea of the area in which the birth or death you are
researching was registered: Petaling Jaya for West Malaysia, Kuching
for Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu for Sabah. They charge for their
services, and fees can vary, so the best thing to do is to contact
the Registrar General of Births and Deaths for more information.
Marriage registration has been in place in Malaysia since the late
1800s. If the marriage in question took place after the mid-1800s,
then you may be able to get a copy of the marriage record by
contacting the National Registration Department.
Certified copies of civil marriages for those marriages contracted in
the state of Sabah and Sarawak, may be obtained from the
Superintendent Registrar of Marriages in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and
Kuching, Sarawak, respectively.
In addition, there are records on microfilm that have originated from
the Roman Catholic St. Peter's Church in Malacca, namely, marriage
registers (1768-1838) and burial registers (1787-1827). There are
likely to be copies of these registers available in the India Office
at the British Library.
If you are looking for a record of a divorce, copies of civil
marriage certificate with endorsement of divorce particulars are
obtainable at the Marriage Registry at the National Registration
Certified copies of Islamic divorce decrees may be obtained from the
Mahkamah Syariah Court in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) has microfilmed copies of
surviving birth, christening, marriage and death records for many
countries. Search the online database to locate the records. The LDS
have many family history libraries all over the world, and you can
order in copies of the microfilms to view in your nearest LDS family
history centre. Use the website to locate your nearest centre.
Don Esslemont Palmerston North New Zealand
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