Ivory Coast 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 sale and transfer, inventories.
Time period: 1900 to present.
Contents: Wills, marriage contracts, leases, sales, inventories, etc., containing names, dates, relationships and other vital information.
Location: Ivory Coast National Archives and Archives Nationales, Paris, in the Archives de Colonies, section D.
Population coverage: Approximately 70% of French colonials, and 35% of the Ivorians.
Accessibility: Good, by correspondence.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ivory Coast,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.