About This Site

When was this website established? Why was this website established? What sort of information can be found on this website?

You've made it to the website of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR)! We have a lot of information spread across several interlinked sites. What can you find here?

This site was established in 2001 as an online resource for those seeking information pertaining to Seventh-day Adventist history, official documents, statistics and directories. In more than a decade of existence, it has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors and is an official resource for those seeking information about the Adventist church.

On the main page, you can find information about records management, get tips about conducting historical research, learn about the social science being conducted by ASTR, find documents recently released by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and discover ways to get personally involved with learning and sharing Adventist history.

You'll also find links to the specialized sites related to the work of our office: