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Researching your family history

The manuscript and printed book collections of the Methodist Archives and Research Centre are potentially very productive of information useful to the family historian.

The records contained in the Archive document the activities of the Church on a national level. Local records such as chapel registers and membership lists, are not held at the Methodist Archives and Research Centre, but are kept locally. Similarly, records of Methodist overseas missions are not kept here, but are on deposit at the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Records that can be consulted here which contain information of interest to the family historian fall into three categories based on the role played by your ancestor in the Methodist Church.

The links to the left of the page will help you locate the appropriate category.