Tunisia Notarial Records

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Notarial Records

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 transfers, inventories, etc.

Time period: 1874 to present.

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

Location: National Archives in Tunis; departmental archives located around Tunisia; some in the Archives Nationales, Section Outre-Mer, in Paris.

Population coverage: Estimated to be up to 70% of the French colonial population; approximately 10% of the Tunisian population.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Tunisia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-2001.