Archives and History

The C. Wesley Christman Archiveof the NY Annual Conference

Welcome! The Christman Archives collects and preserves conference records, closed church records, personal collections, journals, and monographs relating to the history and mission of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Archives answers reference questions regarding New York area Methodist history and genealogy, and also provides workshops and other records management services to New York Annual Conference local churches.

The Archives receives its funding through Shared Ministry Apportionments and is guided by the Commission on Archives and History of the New York Annual ConferenceSee below for current news, and see the links to the right for additional information.


What's New at the Archives


  • Interested in telling your story? The CAH will be recording Methodist stories at Annual Conference - we'd like to hear yours! Get more information or sign up


  • Overwhelmed with records? Don't know what to keep and what to discard? Get answers at our church archives and records management workshop on April 1, 2017! Download a promotional flyer and register online