The History of Notary Public
According to the National Notary Association (NNA) “Many regard history’s first Notary to be a Roman slave named Tiro, who developed a shorthand system which he called Notae for taking down the speeches of the famed orator Cicero. Other witness stenographers came to be known as notarii and scribae.”
What is a Notary?
Notaries verify and validate signatures on important documents. A Notary Public certifies the authenticity of an individual signature on legal documents to help prevent fraud or identity theft.
Notaries are appointed by your state governing bodies where he/she resides that constitute the Notary as a public official. Notaries verify an individual’s signature by their driver’s license, state license or passport. A Notary may use other means by verifying signatures, names, addresses etc. to assure that the documents are correct.
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