The Ottoman empire was a vast bureaucracy that churned out paper at a rate deserving of the respect of any modern bureaucracy. Quite a few of those records have been preserved. However, they’re written in Arabic script, using formal hands of varying degrees of intelligibility and legal formats and formulae that can be equally arcane.

Quite a few Turkish graduate students have transcribed Ottoman-era records into the modern Turkish alphabet.

16th Century

Gallipoli 1519

Records from İstanbul and its surrounds

  • Üsküdar 1, 1513-1521
  • Üsküdar 2, 1518-1521
  • Üsküdar 5, 1524-1530
  • Üsküdar 9, 1534-1536
  • Üsküdar 14, 1546-1549
  • Üsküdar 17, 1549-1556
  • Üsküdar 26, 1562-1563
  • Üsküdar 51, 1579-1580
  • Üsküdar 56, 1582-1583
  • Üsküdar 84, 1590-1591
  • Balat 2, 1563
  • Rumeli 21, 1594-1595
  • İstanbul 3, 1618
  • Rumeli 56, 1633
  • Rumeli 80, 1647-1649
  • İstanbul 12, 1663-1664
  • Bab 3, 1666-1667
  • İstanbul 18, 1675-1676
  • Bab 46, 1685-1686
  • Bab 54, 1691
  • İstanbul 24, 1726-1738
  • Eyüb 3, 1585-1587
  • Hasköy 5, 1612-1643
  • Eyüb 19, 1619-1620
  • Eyüb 37, 1637-1638
  • Eyüb 49, 1644
  • Eyüb 61, 1655
  • Eyüb 74, 1661-1662
  • Eyüb 82, 1670-1671
  • Hasköy 10, 1674-1679
  • Eyüb 90, 1679-1680
  • Galata 5, 1575-1576
  • Galata 7, 1577-1578
  • Galata 15, 1573-1591
  • Galata 20, 1596-1599
  • Galata 32, 1606-1607
  • Galata 37, 1613-1615
  • Galata 46, 1615-1620
  • Galata 65, 1641-1644
  • Galata 90, 1663

Çorum 1576/1577 Tax Register

Kayseri 1570 Tax Register

Ottoman provinces, 1593-1595

 

17th Century

Edirne 1640-1642 Estate Records

Edirne 1655-1669 Estate Records

Aintab Sharia Court Records, 1752

Harput 1638 – 1639 (H.1048 – 1049)  Shari’ah Register Presentation and Index

Socio-economical life in Edirne between h. 1065-1079/ m. 1655-1669 according to the şer’iyye registers

 

18th Century

Tokat’ta Sharia Court Records, 1772-1897

Aintab Court Records, 1752

Vidin (Balkans) Sharia Court Records, 1729-1732

Konya Sharia Court Records, 1738-1740

The Description and Index of the Court Register of Rusçuk (1166-1167/1752-1754)

Paleography of the 1730 Sharia Records for a location that I frankly can’t work out

Estate Register Belonging to es-Seyiıd el-Hac Mehmed Aga bin es-Seyiıd Battal Aga the A’yan of Ayıntab, 1771

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwju0b_Fl5HRAhUBhyYKHRcQCo0QFggzMAM&url=http%3A%2F%2F193.255.140.18%2FTez%2F0075909%2FMETIN.pdf&usg=AFQjCNFr53YBllMEUJ-0S6S_TmfYZarRgA&sig2=vF5ztIxWybqhhBmxLfYriQ

109 Numaralı Ayıntap Şer’iyye Sicili’nin Transkripsiyonu ve Değerlendirmesi

19th Century

Manisa, 1836-1837

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwju0b_Fl5HRAhUBhyYKHRcQCo0QFggqMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr%2Ffiratsbed%2Farticle%2FviewFile%2F5000172958%2F5000155982&usg=AFQjCNH9TejJDkX9clCKQ88IKgH66q9pzw&sig2=XoluNkDma-vdF4xh8hcYlQ

http://www.antalyatarihi.com/sites/default/files/document-images/MSH_SSC_d_1150-3.pdf

Adana, Aleppo Sharia Court Records, 1823

Izmir Kassam Tereke Records, 1893-1896

Konya Sharia Records, 1837-1839

Konya Sharia Records, 1840-1843

According to the Judical Registers the Social-Economic Situations of the Family in Antalya in the Middles of 19th Century

Paleography of the 1866-1867 Court Records of Zabit

Undetermined

http://adudspace.adu.edu.tr:8080/jspui/bitstream/11607/1617/1/10044856.pdf

692 no’lu Balıkesir şer’iye sicil defteri (transkripsiyon ve değerlendirme)

http://openaccess.ogu.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11684/488

https://www.academia.edu/16319645/MANASTIR%C4%B1n_B%C4%B0TOLA_II_Numaral%C4%B1_%C5%9Eeriye_Sicili_1621-1623_-_Ege_%C3%9Cniversitesi_T%C3%BCrk_D%C3%BCnyas%C4%B1_Ara%C5%9Ft%C4%B1rmalar%C4%B1_Y%C3%BCksek_Lisans_Tez%C4%B0zmir_2000