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The Sutter Memorial Archives is a ministry of the Metro New York Synod of the ELCA.  As such, we endeavor to assist our congregations in record keeping, care of older parish records, and anniversary celebrations

Record Keeping

Guidelines for congregational record-keeping can be found here.

Congregational Archives

Information on best practices for congregational archives can be found here.

Anniversary Celebrations

Is your congregation getting ready to celebrate an anniversary?  Contact the archivist for information and help in researching your history!

Parish Records Inventory

Do you have very old records in your church office?  The Archives Advisory Committee is engaged in an effort to preserve the historic records of the Metro NY congregations.  We would be happy to visit you to inventory your records and provide advice on best storage practices.  For records that are extremely fragile, we may be able to provide storage space at the archives and digitally photograph the records so you can have an electronic copy for quick reference.  If you are interested, please contact the archivist or any member of the Archives Advisory Committee.