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


  • During the renovation of the conference center building from May 2016 to September 2016, access to the Archives collections will be limited and there may be a delay in answering some research requests. Calls and emails will be returned promptly to let you know the status of your request. Thank you for your understanding!




  • The Commission on Archives and History is celebrating 250 years of United Methodism in the New York/CT area throughout 2016! See our 250th Anniversary page for more information.