Research Historical Information

The School Sister of Notre Dame North American Archives currently are closed for genealogy or historical research requests.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame currently are in the process of consolidating their extensive archival collections in North America. This undertaking involves sorting, labeling, packing and moving thousands of boxes from eight locations into a new consolidated archives at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

During this transition, which will continue through Dec. 31, the archives will not be available for historical research, including genealogy requests, and for most searching-for-a-sister inquiries.

Please check back after Dec. 31. The SSND archivists will be happy to respond to inquiries after that date. In the meantime, we invite you to follow our updates on the consolidation on our archives web page.

Thank you for your understanding.

Research services are provided free of charge for up to two hours after which a rate of $20 per hour will apply. Fees are waived for School Sisters of Notre Dame and provincial offices.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response to research requests. You will receive a copy of any records found in the course of research via U.S. mail or email.