Provisional and Territorial Records Guide
Quick Links to the Records Inventories
Information about the records inventories:
The inventory for each county and office is arranged alphabetically by series title. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content); significant changes to format, creator, or content; inventory cut-off dates; and any restrictions that a particular category may have regarding access by the public. Because the organization of offices and their functions, the contents of the records, or the format of records may vary from county to county, notes have been included, where necessary, to indicate these differences.
The records are listed alphabetically by the exact title that is printed on the volume cover or on the box label, if the records are stored in records containers. Where this information is inaccurate, illegible, or missing entirely, the project staff has provided suitable titles within brackets [ ].
Each record's title is followed by file, case, or volume numbers, and specific dates. The size or amount of records is listed last within parenthesis. Records stored in boxes or file cabinets are measured in cubic feet; books or volumes and reels of microfilm are counted; sheets of microfiche are measured in linear inches or feet; maps, drawings, and photographs may be either counted or measured in cubic feet.
View the User's guide for more information on how to read the records inventories.