Lutheran Church Archives

Guides to Collections


Collection Finding Aids

  • Finding aids are for large collections such as governing church bodies and small collections documenting people and events. At present, very few collections are processed enough for the creation of finding aids. There are internal inventories for many collections. Contact the archivist for more information.


Church-Related Biograhical Files

  • These files contain a variety of information including news clippings, obituaries, publications, and other items. Names are organized alphabetically by surname.


Synod of the Northwest: Central Conference Congregations

  • List of congregations in the Central Conference with founding dates. The list was compiled from 1962 synod Minutes. There are 60 congregations in Minnesota and 1 from Wisconsin.


Microfilm Index: Minnesota Conference Congregations, Augustana Synod

  • Contained here is a listing of towns and congregations of the Lutheran Minnesota Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church. This index serves as a tool to begin accessing 194 microfilm reels of church records.


Microfilm Index: Red River Valley Conference Congregations, Augustana Synod

  • Contained here is a listing of towns and congregations of the Red River Valley Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church.  This index serves as a tool to begin accessing 77 microfilm reels of church records.  These records are fantastic resources for genealogists and those seeking to learn more about local churches.