The Commission on Archives and History
The Commission on Archives and History guides the activities of the Christman Archives. The Commission is made up of volunteers who come from congregations throughout the New York Annual Conference region; these individuals serve multi-year terms on the Commission on Archives and History, attend Commission meetings every other month, and often serve as historians in their own churches and communities.
Through the C. Wesley Christman Archives, the Commission helps individuals and genealogists discover family history by finding ancestors’ church records in response to inquiries, and also by providing advice about other area resources relating to Methodist history.
You will find updates on recent activities of the Commission and the Archives in our most recent newsletter
Are you interested in learning more about the New York Annual Conference's Commission on Archives and History? Contact chair Leslie Reyman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission on Archives and History met in November 2008, for two sessions of strategic planning. In addition to long-term goals, the Commission created a Mission Statement, which follows:
The New York Annual Conference Commission on Archives and History supports the mission of the New York Annual Conference by preserving and making available the rich history of the Conference, including its agencies and local churches, celebrating our heritage and connecting our history to present ministries and future visions.
In fulfilling our mission we will:
- Preserve the official records of the New York Annual Conference
- Assist local churches in preserving their historical records
- Provide a ministry of education and interpretation about the rich heritage and history of the New York Annual Conference, and
- Carry out the provisions of the Book of Discipline related to the Commission and its purpose.