The practice of a notary public dates back to ancient roman times when few people learned to read and write. A "notarius" was appointed as a public official to create written documents of agreement or wills and hold them for safekeeping.
Wax seals with engravings or symbols were used as signatures. In later centuries, ribbons were woven into the margins of multiple page documents to tie the pages together. Wax seals were placed over the knots to ensure no pages were added or removed. This was the begining of the notary seal and certificate.
The notary public office has changed alot with todays technologies. Now we notarize with our ink stamp or electronic notary seals but still you can trust a notary with your most important documents.
Please feel free to contact us at Scanlonsigningservices@yahoo.com if you are in need of a mobile notarization or just have some questions.
Lisa Scanlon, CSA