Madagascar Notarial Records

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Notarial records

Research use: Useful as a supplement to civil and church records. Marriage contracts and wills often show several generations.

Record type: Marriages, deaths, property sales and transfer, inventories, etc.

Time period: 1897 to present.

Contents: Wills, marriage contracts, leases, sales, inventories, etc., containing names, dates, relationships and other vital information.

Location: National Archives in Antananarivo, provincial archives.

Population coverage: Approximately 30%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Madagascar,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.