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Local Church Records

May 19, 2014

Baptism and local church membership records are the two most frequently requested materials. The General Commission on Archives and History does not hold such records. In United Methodist practice these... Read More

Search the Archives

May 19, 2014

Descriptions of the Material at the UM Archives and History Center These inventories (also called finding aids) contain detailed descriptions of the archival research material at the General Commission... Read More

A Traveler’s Guide to the Heritage Landmarks of the United Methodist Church

May 19, 2014

The Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism remind us of those people and events that have shaped our history. They are tangible reminders of our heritage and their preservation helps keep... Read More

List of Publications

May 19, 2014

We are steadily moving towards having most resources available for free online but there are still several publications available for purchase. Read More

Methodist History Journal

August 9, 2013

Methodist History is the official historical journal of the United Methodist Church. Since 1962, the year of its inception, it has published articles, book reviews, pictures and illustrations, news and other... Read More

Managing Records of the Annual Conference

May 19, 2014

The General Commission on Archives and History makes these guidelines available to facilitate the planning and creation of retention schedules for your annual conference and local church. They are available... Read More

News and Events

January 2, 2014

The General Secretary plans to attend many of these important historical gatherings in 2015: Read More

How To Research Your Family

May 19, 2014

If you believe your ancestor was a fully-ordained minister or a missionary in the United Methodist tradition and want some genealogical information then please feel free to fill out our... Read More

Historic Sites

May 19, 2014

See The Book of Discipline, 2012, 1712.1a. An Historic Site is a location or structure associated with an event, development, or personality deemed of strong historic significance in the history of... Read More

Heritage Sunday

March 25, 2015

Welcoming the Stranger United Methodism has a long history of welcoming strangers into our churches and communities. John Wesley set the welcoming tone for his preachers and societies through field... Read More