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:
- If you're looking for a local church to attend, check out the Adventist Directory.
- Articles about Adventist history? See the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists, launched in early 2020.
- Wanting to read historic issues of the Review, or another Adventist periodical? The Online Archives should be your first stop!
- Looking to learn more about the social science we coordinate? You'll want to visit AdventistResearch.info.
- Searching for World Church statistics or the Annual Statistical Report? AdventistStatistics.org!
- Don't know who to contact at your conference, union, or division? Peruse the Adventist Yearbook!