Democratic Republic of the Congo Notarial Records
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Research use: Very useful supplement to civil and church records. Marriage contracts and wills usually link several generations.
Record type: Marriages, deaths (legacies), property sales and transfer, inventories, etc.
Time period: 1884 to present.
Contents: Wills, marriage contracts, leases, sales, inventories etc., containing names, dates, relationships and other vital information.
Location: National, provincial, and department archives.
Population coverage: Approximately 70% of French colonials and 30% of the native Congolese.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Congo,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.