By preserving our records, we ensure that the history of The Episcopal Church is safeguarded for future generations to learn from and experience. 


The Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island strives to provide access to the members of its community and all others who have an interest in our history and faith. We aim to preserve the history of our diocese and its faith in order to continue to effectively serve and educate the community. 

The Collection

Our records primarily date back to the formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island in 1869. We also have a small selection of records that predate this formation when the diocese was still a part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The archives consist of collections regarding the following subjects: the bishop’s office, closed parishes, open parishes, legal, publications, and miscellaneous Episcopal foundations/organizations.

Collection Policy 

Who to Contact

Caroline Zhu / Head Archivist & Historiographer
Location: EDLI Archives, 36 Cathedral Ave. Garden City, NY 11530

Please email the archivist with any research request and all details assorted with the request.

Research Request Information

Genealogy Research 

This can include researching family history or requesting your own records.  

Popular records to request are baptismal, confirmation, marriage, and burial certificates. Please note that we will only have these records if the associated parish is no longer open. 

When requesting your own records, please provide a copy of your photo ID. 

Historical Research 

This can include general historical research inquiries such as wanting to know more about the founding of a parish, who the clergy were that served that parish, photos from a certain time period, etc.  

We have a large variety of records from all parishes that were or are currently part of our diocese. 

Contribute to the Archives

Any donations to the Archives are welcomed and will help support the preservation of the history of the Episcopal faith here on Long Island. If you would like to make a donation to the Archives, please send donations to the address below:  

EDLI Archives 
36 Cathedral Ave. 
Garden City, NY 11530 

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