South Africa Notarial Records

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Notarial Records

Notarial Records

Research use: Valuable in locating birthplace, ages, and relationships.

Record type: Notarial records.

Time period: 1793 to 1960.

Contents: Archives of attorneys who are specially licensed to execute such documents for their clients as wills, codicils, indentures, apprenticeships, etc. All of these documents contain names, dates, and relationships.

Location: Cape Archives, Private Bag X9025, 8000 Cape Town, South Africa.

Population coverage: 25% of Caucasian population.

Reliability: Good, material used in a court of law.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.