The Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are the collective memory of the ELCA churchwide organization, holding records of predecessor church bodies, inter-Lutheran organizations, and certain records relating to ELCA synods and their predecessors, as well as leaders and congregations of the church.
The archives' staff can help with your reference inquiries, whether they are genealogical or historical. Feel free to contact us at:
321 Bonnie Lane (map
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
The archives are open 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
An appointment in advance of visit is advised.
The Archives catalog
contains finding aids for processed collections, as well as brief records for unprocessed materials. For information on congregational microfilm, please contact the archives directly.