Senegal Notarial Records
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Research use: Very useful supplement to civil and parish records; marriage contracts and wills usually link several generations.
Record type: Marriages, deaths, bequests (legacies), property sale and transfer inventories, etc.
Time period: 1792 to present.
Contents: Wills, marriage contracts, leases, sales, inventories, etc. containing names, dates, relationships and other vital information.
Location: National archives, Dakar. No notarial records have been identified for the Gambia.
Population coverage: Approximately 25% of the total population; 70% of the French colonial population (in Senegal only).
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Senegal and the Gambia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.