Humanities › History & Culture Historical Methodist Church Records and Archives Share Flipboard Email Print pixeldigits/Getty Images History & Culture Genealogy Vital Records Around the World Basics Surnames Genealogy Fun American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Kimberly Powell Genealogy Expert Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University B.A., Carnegie Mellon University Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. She teaches at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. our editorial process Kimberly Powell Updated February 08, 2019 Looking for information on an ordained Methodist minister? Wondering if church records exist for your Methodist ancestors? These online archives, records, and historical resources provide records of ministers, missionaries, and members of the United Methodist, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Presbyterian, and United Brethren church in the United States and the United Kingdom. 01 of 10 The American Methodism Project Internet Archive A free, digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism, including published minutes of meetings, local church histories, magazines, papers and pamphlets, books, reference works, and dissertations. A joint project of the Internet Archive, the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist-related seminary libraries, and the Methodist Librarians Fellowship. 02 of 10 Methodist Annual Conference Journal Memoirs Index Online index to the conference memorials (obituaries) and Honor Rolls from the annual Methodist conference journals held by the General Commission on Archives and History, plus information on how to order a copy of the full text of a memoir. The Archives does not hold copies of all conference journals ever published, so you may want to browse by conference and then sort by year of publication to see what's included. 03 of 10 Methodist Episcopal Church — An Alphabetical List of Preachers to 1840 Read A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Volume 4: From the Year 1829 to the Year 1840. 04 of 10 Index of UK Methodist Ministers Who Died While in Service Prior to 1969 The University of Manchester Library hosts this online index created from the list of Ministers and Probationers who have died in the work that appeared in the back of the 1969 edition of Ministers and Probationers of the Methodist Church, printed by the Methodist Publishing House in London. 05 of 10 Denominational Methodist Newspapers - South & Western United States The David Donahue Memorial Tennessee Records Repository hosted on Tennessee GenWeb offers selected genealogical abstracts and transcriptions from the Western Methodist (1833–1834), the Southwestern Christian Advocate (1838–1846), and the Nashville Christian Advocate (1847–1919, plus 1929) denominational newspapers. 06 of 10 History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America A free, searchable digital edition of this classic Methodist Episcopal history by Abel Stevens, covering four volumes in six books. From the Wesley Center Online. 07 of 10 Pastoral Records: Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church 1784–2010 This free, digital publication features an alphabetical roll of ministerial records for all the Methodist Ministers who have served in one of the Western Pennsylvania Conferences (including Pittsburgh and Erie) from the time of the creation of the original Pittsburgh Conference in 1825 to 1968, including ministers from all predecessor denominations. 08 of 10 Southern Christian Advocate Obituary Index The South Carolina Conference Methodist Archives at Wofford hosts this online index of obituaries that have appeared in the conference newspapers, the Southern Christian Advocate and South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. 09 of 10 Documenting the American South The Documenting the American South project from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is rich in African-American Methodist resources, including selected histories, biographies, and catechisms. 10 of 10 South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996 Browse digitized images of baptism, marriage, and burial records from various Methodist parishes in South Africa.