Monaco Notarial Records

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Notarial records (Registres notariaux)

Research use: May be indexed. Good linkage source. Records show vital information for individuals, families and relatives. Records are the best source prior to church records.

Record type: Records kept by notary publics of local court matters regarding marriage contracts, permissions to marry, wills, divisions and inheritances.

Time Period: 1500-present.

Content: Marriage contracts and permissions: Names, relatives, witnesses, dates, conditions, properties, signatures. Wills and inventories: Testator’s names, heirs, witnesses, residences, dates, property descriptions, distributions, signatures. Divisions and inheritances: heirs, sellers, buyers, witnesses, officials, residences, property descriptions, guardianship assignments for orphans, apprenticeships.

Location: Municipal archives.

Population coverage: 50%.

Reliability: Very good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Monaco,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990-2000.