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

Istanbul Records – ALL OF THEM, I THINK

Çorum 1576/1577 Tax Register

Kayseri 1570 Tax Register

http://www.devletarsivleri.gov.tr/assets/content/Yayinlar/osmanli-arsivi-yayinlar/75%20NUMARALI%20GELİBOLU%20LİVASI%20MUFASSAL%20TAHRİR%20DEFTERİ(925-1519)-1.pdf

1141 numaralı ve 1593-1595 tarihli Tahvîl Defteri (transkripsiyon-değerlendirme-dizin)

17th Century

Edirne 1640-1642 Estate Records

Edirne 1655-1669 Estate Records

Aintab Sharia Court Records, 1752

http://www.acarindex.com/dosyalar/makale/acarindex-1423880784.pdf

http://dspace.trakya.edu.tr:8080/jspui/handle/1/911

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

http://vgm.dergipark.gov.tr/download/article-file/203005

http://docs.neu.edu.tr/library/6327842799.pdf

http://dergipark.gov.tr/dpusbe/issue/4786/66055

http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/uluifd/article/viewFile/5000017898/5000018188

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

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, 1840-1843

Undetermined

http://web.firat.edu.tr/sosyalbil/dergi/arsiv/cilt19/sayi2/315-328.pdf

http://docs.neu.edu.tr/library/6327335784.pdf

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_Tezi_%C4%B0zmir_2000