Project: Indonesia

Categories: Asian Projects | Indonesia Project

Welcome to Project Indonesia
The Indonesia Project is focusing on adding, sourcing and improving profiles of persons associated with Indonesia, developing standards for a variety of naming conventions, and creating bilingual profiles and a category structure supporting this work.


How to Join

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Our Project Coordinator Jack Day
and our Language Expert Susan Scarcella

To join the project

  1. For all members working on the Indonesia project/profiles, if you didn't already of course, we need to ask you to first take the Pre-1700 Self-Certification quiz !
    And please read this: Wikitree Pre-1700 Profiles
  2. Go to Join the Indonesia Project
  3. Add the category link: [[Category:Indonesia_Project]] at the top of your own biography, this way you become visible as a member at the Indonesia Project top level page, and you will get redirected to the Page.
  4. Send a request to join the Indonesia Project's Google Group (link will follow)
  5. Add Indonesia to your G2G tag feed followed tags to keep up with Project discussions and news. Add Indonesia to your G2G tag feed followed tags to keep up with Project discussions and news.
    G2G Tag: indonesia
    See also Communicate
  6. Add your name and area/region or surnames of interest to the Project Indonesia Members page
  7. Check out the To-Do list to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task


Project members work together to source and improve these profiles and project-protect them to ensure that merges on these profiles are done in the right direction. For those interested or curious here you can read:what protecting does and does not do
Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Indonesia Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we are working towards:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number, unless the correct LNAB has a higher number
  2. Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected which can be done by a Leader, if the profile meets those requirements. See for more info about merging : Merging 'how and why in the lowest number'
  3. Parents are correct and documented, Children are linked if able
  4. Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, dead links, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography with inline sourcing (see embed them as references). So biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  5. pertaining categories added, etc.
  6. templates added, template of the Indonesia Project (add or copy and paste this to the top of the Bio) {{Indonesia}} Only added if a profile is sourced and improved and if there's no template of any other project yet.
    If it has a template already you can add the profile to the Indonesia project also using the category [[Category: Project Indonesia Profiles]] (just copy and past this category to the top of the Bio of the profile).
  7. We will use a Template Needs System, for other Unsourced ones (1700 - after 1811) you can add this template.{{Unsourced|Indonesia}} If it is clear these profiles are Indonesian or could fall under our project use our Indonesia Project needs template system. (will follow)
  8. Attached family meets these goals, too
  9. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help)

To Do - Task List

  1. to create, standardize and organize well-sourced profiles of the many ethnicities of people who have inhabited Indonesia today and in the past
  2. to collaborate on discovering the most useful sources for documentating profiles of people in Indonesia and its predecessor entities.
  3. to develop bilingual and trilingual profiles which respect the language spoken by the persons profiled and make their history accessible to those who understand other languages
  4. to develop an appropriate parallel category structures in Indonesian, Dutch and English consistent with the rest of WikiTree which place profiles in the proper geographical and historical context.
  5. Adding and connecting profiles of Indonesian leaders and their ancestors
  6. Finding and connecting profiles of Europeans who spent parts of their lives in Indonesia or its predecessor entities
  7. See Indonesia Profile Conventions

Example Profiles

Here are some examples of profiles that are sourced and improved
  1. Siebren Erik "Soldaat van Oranje" Hazelhoff Roelfzema
  2. Gusti Raden Mas Murtejo (Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono VII)
  3. Boen Ing Oen (Dr. Oen)
  4. Don Adrian Wijesinghe Jayewardene

Bilingual Profiles

  • Developing preferred formats for bilingual profiles. Our developing preference is for the profile to first appear in the person's preferred language and secondly in English as the international language.
  • We strongly encourage in-line sourcing so that every statement, regardless of language, can be identify as to where it came from.


  • There are Indonesian language, English language, and Dutch language categories for Indonesia profiles. It is good to add place name and other categories so that profiles are grouped by commonalities which may assist further genealogy and linkage.
  • We recommend that you familiarize yourself with applicable categories by starting at the top -- Category:Indonesia, and looking at the subcategories on the page. Also notice that there are links at the top to Indonesian and Dutch language category pages. Click on a subcategory to see what subcategories in turn are below it.
  • Generally, the lowest level applicable category should be placed on a profile.

Naming Patterns Indonesia Profile Convention

  • Developing preferred policies to shoe-horn a variety of naming patterns into WikiTree's limited options for surnames/last names at birth. Indonesia has a variety of naming patterns. See more discussion on our page, Space:Indonesia_Profile_Conventions


A separate page with resources for research will be developed. In the meantime, add them here:

  • Dutch East Indies 1864-1881: European Inhabitants and Civil Register are available at

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin


Ideas or questions ? Need Help ?
1. The Indonesia G2G is our way to communicate, it's very important all members participate and communicate here, so if you have ideas or questions, or something else related to the project, please respond /add it at the Indonesia G2G and/or just try placing question your self, always tag Indonesia and add profile ID or link if it's a request for help for a specific profile, and chose category request for project volunteers or requests for genealogy help, this way we all can discuss things, and or help others that need or ask for help with Indonesian profiles. So please browse this G2G any time you're looking for a way to contribute to the Indonesia project. You are needed ! See: goals and to do task list for what you can work on ! Don't know how to use G2G ? See: Help page: About G2G

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