Notarial records are a valuable resource in those areas of the world where civil law notaries recorded all legal transactions. Property deeds [land, personal, or agricultural], mortgages, wills, dowries, late birth registrations, marriage permissions, and many other types of documents can be found within this record set. These records often provide key details about a family, their relationships, and financial transactions which cannot be found within any other type of genealogical resource. Understanding the procedures behind the preparation of these documents is key to understanding their method of conservation, the formats the documents will be found in, and the contents therein. This lecture will provide examples of several Italian and French documents that were particularly descriptive and which provided key details on the families being researched.
This was hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was presented to a live webinar audience on November 15, 2016. 1 hour 11 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly
membership. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org