Methodist Church in the United States

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History in the United States

By 1850 approximately one-third of all American Protestants were Methodists. From about 1820 to 1920 Methodism was the largest Protestant denomination.

Methodist Church Records

Types of Church Records

  • Baptisms (infant and adult)
  • Marriages
  • Burials
  • Ministerial Records

Where they are Located

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: 201-408-3189
Fax: 201-408-3909

The website for the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) includes a guide for family history researchers:

The GCAH has also teamed with other United Methodist-affiliated libraries, seminaries, and archives, and the Internet Archive to create the American Methodism Project, a "a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism." It can be accessed here:

Cyndi's List - Methodist


A list of Methodist ministers and the churches or circuits they served, extracted from the archives of the church minutes:

A list of transfers of Methodist ministers from one conference to another, extracted from the archives of the church minutes: