Italy Notarial Records
Notarial records are of limited value in Italian research (NOT TRUE). Other sources, such as church records and civil registration records, cover a larger percentage of the population, and notarial records are difficult to access (True for those not granted access). Few notarial records have been microfilmed.(But the data has been digitized going back to approx 1860)
Sometimes notarial records predate church and civil registration records, and they can cover gaps in those records. Since they contain wills, purchases, sales, and legal disputes, notarial records are useful for researching families who owned property or were involved with legal matters.(True, but contains a wealth of information on family members and family business)
To find notarial records in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog, see:
ITALY, [PROVINCE] - NOTARIAL RECORDS
However, direct access to Italian notorial data bases is possible but requires authorization.