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

  • At the New York Annual Conference on June 6-9, 2019, the Commission on Archives and History celebrated the 230th anniversary of the opening of New England to the teachings of John Wesley by Jesse Lee. The CAH produced a video and a companion brochure telling the story of Lee's journey, which began in Connecticut.