First, perform a search in the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index for your church or school ( If magazine articles are available, they can most likely be accessed on the Archives site ( If not, type the name of your organization in the Search All Categories bar on the Archives page. Although best to type in one word, more than one word should include quotation marks (e.g., “Brookside Church”). A more specific search can be performed by scanning the left hand column beneath Official Church Magazines and Periodicals for the conference or union magazine that your church or school is located in. Click on the periodical, then perform a search in that specific periodical. The division, union, or conference office may possess records on your church or school, and contact information for these entities can be found here ( Finally, interviewing senior church members or school employees is a valuable resource for conducting a church or school history.