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All internal links to finding aids are in PDF form. Links to finding aids at other archives (Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan = BHL and Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections = MTU) are in the format chosen by those institutions. Unless specified with an abbreviation as a predecessor church, all churches are United Methodist churches (MP = Methodist Protestant, MEC = Methodist Episcopal, MC = Methodist, EC = Evangelical, UB = United Brethren, EUB = Evangelical United Brethren, etc.).

Name
Records Note
Finding Aid
Adrian: First Pew rental book, 1862-1868; Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society reports, 1929-1933; in addition, the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan has one volume of Women's Home Missionary Society minutes and financial statements, 1887-1897  
Adrian: Plymouth MP Church meeting minutes, 1873-1885; tribute book of letters for Dr. T.F. Rinehart, organist  
Alger Administrative Council minutes, 1992-1995; treasurer's reports, 1974-1977 and 1980-1999; charge conference, 2002  
Algonquin See finding aid Algonquin
Almont MEC See finding aid Almont
Ann Arbor: First Records are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor: First (BHL)
Ann Arbor: Glacier Way See finding aid Ann Arbor: Glacier Way
Ann Arbor: West Side Records are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor: West Side (BHL)
Argentine See finding aid Argentine
Armada: First See finding aid Armada
Atlantic Mine MEC See finding aid; some additional records are at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections Atlantic Mine; Atlantic Mine (MTU)
Avoca Scrapbook covering church activities, 1976-1999  
Bay City: First Church records (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1872-1887  
Bay City: Madison Avenue See finding aid Bay City: Madison Avenue
Bay City: Salem See finding aid Bay City: Salem
Bay City: Thoburn See finding aid Bay City: Thoburn
Bay City: Zion EC See Bay City: Salem Bay City: Salem
Bennington See finding aid Bennington
Berrien Springs EUB See finding aid Berrien Springs
Bethany EUB See Saint Louis Circuit  
Boston MEC Church record book (pastors, members, marriages, baptisms), 1898-1917  
Brooklyn Circuit MEC Minutes of quarterly conferences of this circuitin Jackson and Hillsdale counties, 1841-1847 and the Rome Circuit, 1847-1855  
Burton: Emmanuel See finding aid Burton: Emmanuel
Bush Creek EUB See Saint Louis Circuit  
Calumet: Swedish MEC Church record book (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1900-1924  
Carleton See finding aid Carleton
Caro See finding aid Caro
Chippewa EC See Saint Louis Circuit  
Colfax See finding aid Colfax
Columbiaville See finding aid Columbiaville
Conway MP Trustees minutes, 1888-1904  
Decker See finding aid Decker
Detroit: Asbury See finding aid Detroit: Asbury
Detroit: Atkinson Avenue MEC See Detroit: Boulevard Temple Detroit: Boulevard Temple
Detroit: Bethany See finding aid Detroit: Bethany
Detroit: Bethany EUB See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Bethel See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Boulevard Temple See finding aid Detroit: Boulevard Temple
Detroit: Calumet Avenue MEC Church record book (baptisms, marriages, deaths, membership), 1912-1925  
Detroit: Campbell Avenue See finding aid Detroit: Campbell Avenue
Detroit: Centenary MEC Church record book (baptims, marriages, membership), 1907-1924  
Detroit: Central Some records are at the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library  
Detroit: Christ See finding aid Detroit: Christ
Detroit: East Grand Boulevard Church record book (births, marriages, deaths, membership), 1943-1968; photograh album of rebuilding of church, 1936  
Detroit: Emmanuel See Detroit: St. Mark's Detroit: St. Mark's
Detroit: Evergreen Mission UB See Detroit: St. Mark's Detroit: St. Mark's
Detroit: First EC See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: First German MEC See Detroit: Christ Detroit: Christ
Detroit: First MP Bulletins, 1920-1922  
Detroit: Fisher Memorial MEC Church record book (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1910-1918  
Detroit: Ford Memorial See finding aid Detroit: Ford Memorial
Detroit: Fort Street MEC See Detroit: Waterman Preston Detroit: Waterman Preston
Detroit: German Missionary MC See Detroit: Christ Detroit: Christ
Detroit: Grace See Detroit: Whitefield-Grace Detroit: Whitefield-Grace
Detroit: Grace EUB See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Hargar Memorial MC Membership roll (includes a few baptisms and marriages, 1947-1948)  
Detroit: Harper Avenue Evangelical Mission Photograph album, 1918  
Detroit: Harper Avenue MC Transcript and index to church record book (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1917-1957  
Detroit: Henderson Memorial See finding aid Detroit: Henderson Memorial
Detroit: Hereford Avenue EUB See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Immanuel See finding aid Detroit: Immanuel
Detroit: Immanuel MEC See Detroit: Christ Detroit: Christ
Detroit: Kercheval EUB See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Lee's Chapel See Detroit: Bethany Detroit: Bethany
Detroit: Leesville See Detroit: Bethany Detroit: Bethany
Detroit: Mack Avenue EUB See Detroit: Zion Detroit: Zion
Detroit: Magnolia EUB See Southfield: Magnolia  
Detroit: Mary Palmer MEC Church record books (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1882-1921  
Detroit: North Detroit See finding aid Detroit: North Detroit
Detroit: Preston See Detroit: Waterman Preston Detroit: Waterman Preston
Detroit: Redford See finding aid Detroit: Redford
Detroit: St. James See Detroit: Christ Detroit: Christ
Detroit: St. Luke's See finding aid Detroit: St. Luke's
Detroit: St. Mark's See finding aid Detroit: St. Mark's
Detroit: St. Matthew's See Detroit: Redford Detroit: Redford
Detroit: Simpson See finding aid Detroit: Simpson
Detroit: Third German MEC Church record book (births, marriages, deaths, membership), 1895-1927  
Detroit: Thoburn See finding aid Detroit: Thoburn
Detroit: Tracy See Detroit: Simpson Detroit: Simpson
Detroit: Trinity EUB See finding aid Detroit: Trinity
Detroit: Twenty-Fourth Street MC See finding aid Detroit: Twenty-Fourth Street
Detroit: Waterman See: Detroit Waterman Preston Detroit: Waterman Preston
Detroit: Waterman Preston See finding aid Detroit: Waterman Preston
Detroit: Wesley MEC Church record book (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1938-1948  
Detroit: Whitefield See Detroit: Whitefield-Grace Detroit: Whitefield-Grace
Detroit: Whitefield-Grace See finding aid Detroit: Whitefield-Grace
Detroit: Zion See finding aid Detroit: Zion
Dover Circuit MEC See Medina Circuit  
Dundee Circuit MEC Class book, 1836-1859 (includes quarterly meetings, 1837-1838); The Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan also has one record book of this circuit  
East Goodland See Imlay City Imlay City
Eastern Thumb Cooperative Parish See finding aid Eastern Thumb Cooperative Parish
Fairfield Circuit MEC Membership records and baptisms, 1866-1878 (covering Fairfield, Seneca, Ridge, Town Line, Lake, and Bakers Corners)  
Ferndale: Campbell Memorial See finding aid Ferndale: Campbell Memorial
Flint: Bethlehem Quarterly conference reports to the Central German Conference, 1921-1930  
Flint: Central See finding aid Flint: Central
Flint: First MP See finding aid Flint: First MP
Flint: Garland Street See Flint: Central Flint: Central
Flint: Grace Church records (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1956-1976  
Flint: Kearsley Park EC See Burton: Emmanuel Burton: Emmanuel
Flint: Lakeview See finding aid Flint: Lakeview
Flint: Oak Park See finding aid Flint: Oak Park
Flint: Trinity See finding aid Flint: Trinity
Fowlerville Circuit MP Quarterly conference record, 1891-1893; also West Conway Circuit, 1893-1902; Nicholson and Fleming Circuit, 1903; West Howell Circuit, 1904  
Freeland See finding aid Freeland
Gilford See finding aid Gilford
Gladwin Circuit EUB (Bethel, Emmanuel, & Riley) See finding aid Gladwin Circuit
Highland Circuit MEC Quarterly conferences, 1867-1888  
Highland Park: Emmanuel MC Church records (baptisms and membership), 1924-1959  
Houghton: Grace Records are at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections Houghton: Grace
Hudson Circuit MEC Quarterly conferences, 1847-1881  
Hurontown See finding aid Hurontown
Imlay City See finding aid Imlay City
Indian River MC Class book, 1880-1893  
Inkster: Christ See finding aid Inkster: Christ
Ishpeming: Salisbury See finding aid Ishpeming: Salisbury
Jasper See finding aid Jasper
Kenton Charge conference reports, 1958-1971; church closure correspondence; church records (baptisms, marriages, membership)  
Kessington EUB See finding aid Kessington
Lake Orion See finding aid Lake Orion
Lakeport Circuit MEC Quarterly conferences, 1868-1891  
Lakeville See finding aid Lakeville
Lenox Evangelical Mission Quarterly conferences, 1914-1927 and membership and vital records, 1872-1929; in addition to Lenox, this mission served Romeo, Almont, Buhl or Buel, Ridgeway, and Greenwood  
Lincoln See finding aid Lincoln
Lincoln Park: Dix See finding aid Lincoln Park: Dix
Lincoln Park: First See finding aid Lincoln Park: First
Local Church Newsletters See finding aid Local Church Newsletters
Manistique: First See finding aid Manistique
Marine City See finding aid Marine City
Marquette: Grace See finding aid Marquette: Grace
Medina Circuit MEC Quarterly conference minutes, 1858-1868 (known in early years as Dover Circuit)  
Middlebury See finding aid Middlebury
Milan: Marble Memorial See finding aid Milan: Marble Memorial
Monroe: St. Paul's Monroe County Library System has microfilm of some church records, 1841-1900  
Monroe County: Evangelical/EUB Fall Rallies Minutes, 1930-1968  
Mooreville MC Vital records, membership transfers, and sale of property  
Morenci The Bentley Historical Library of the University of the Michigan has one volume of Women's Home Missionary Society minutes, 1910-1925  
Mount Clemens: Korean See finding aid Mount Clemens: Korean
Mount Pleasant Circuit EC See Saint Louis Circuit  
New Boston Circuit See Romulus Circuit  
New Haven-Meade: Faith Official Board minutes for New Haven: First MEC, 1892-1899  
Oak Grove EUB Vital records  
Oakley MC Baptisms, 1961-1963 and Sunday School records, 1937-1962  
Oakville Circuit MEC Quarterly conference minutes, 1859-1866 and 1873-1896 (after 1877, it was known as Carleton and Scofield charge)  
Ogden See finding aid Ogden
Ontonagon County Larger Parish Parish Council by-laws and minutes, 1970-1980  
Owosso: Asbury See Owosso: Trinity Owosso: Trinity
Owosso: Central See finding aid Owosso: Central
Owosso: Corunna Avenue MC See Owosso: Trinity Owosso: Trinity
Owosso: New Haven See finding aid Owosso: New Haven
Owosso: Trinity See finding aid Owosso: Trinity
Oxford Circuit MEC Quarterly conferences of the Oxford Circuit and later Clarkston, Goveland, and Holly, 1849-1870 (many other locations in the area are mentioned)  
Painesdale: Albert Paine Memorial Some records are at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections Painesdale: Albert Paine Memorial (MTU)
Palmer See finding aid Palmer
Palmyra Circuit MEC Quarterly conferences, 1838-1851  
Parshallville MEC Quarterly conferences, 1874-1888  
Petersburg Monroe County Library System has microfilm of some MEC records, 1883-1900  
Petoskey: Trinity EUB Local conferences, 1956-1968  
Pewabic MC See Hurontown Hurontown
Pomona Mission EC Quarterly conference minutes, 1919-1931 and 1935-1936; church records (baptisms, marriages, membership)  
Pontiac: First See finding aid Pontiac: First
Port Sanilac Ladies Aid Society secretary's book, 1876-1890  
River Rouge: Epworth See finding aid River Rouge: Epworth
River Rouge: John Wesley See finding aid River Rouge: John Wesley
Riverview See finding aid Riverview
Rome Circuit MEC See Brooklyn Circuit  
Romulus Circuit MEC Quarterly conference minutes, 1863-1901 (also known as the New Boston Circuit)  
Saginaw: Asbury See Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue
Saginaw: Hess Street MEC Church records (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1865-1880 including records of the Salina Circuit  
Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue See finding aid Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue
Saginaw: Lawndale See finding aid Saginaw: Lawndale
Saginaw: Warren Avenue MC See Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue Saginaw: Jefferson Avenue
Saint Louis Circuit EC Quarterly conference records, 1940-1954  
Salem See finding aid Salem
Salem Grove See finding aid Salem Grove
Salina Circuit See Saginaw: Hess Street  
Sault Sainte Marie Central See finding aid Sault Sainte Marie: Central
Scottville Grace EUB See finding aid Scottville: Grace
Shabbona Record books of membership for the Shabbona Circuit (including a few vital records), 1897-1918  
Silverwood Administrative Board minutes, 1957-1982; United Methodist Women minutes, 1973-1978; annual conferences, 1980-1991; trustees minutes, 1887-1899; miscellaneous documents  
South Whiteford EUB Church records (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1945-1975  
Southfield: Magnolia Local conference minutes and reports, 1945-1956; EUB Men, 1961-1967; Women's Society of World Service, 1946-1963; Administrative Board and charge conferences, 1987-1988  
Stanton MEC Copies of some records are at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections Stanton (MTU)
Stephenson Quarterly conferences, 1952-1957; newsletters, 1948-1950  
Sterling Charge conferences, 1974-1977 and 1992-2004 (often joint meetings with Alger, Bentley, or Garfield)  
Tecumseh: First See finding aid Tecumseh
Trimountain: Saint James MEC Copies of some records are at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections Trimountain: Saint James (MTU)
Troy: Fellowship See finding aid Troy: Fellowship
Troy: First Church conference reports, 1990-2011  
Utica Ladies Society minutes, 1862-1867 (copy)  
Vulcan MC Quarterly conferences, 1958-1964  
Wallace: Swedish MEC Quarterly conference minutes, 1907-1918 and 1924; baptisms, 1923-1927  
Wellsville See finding aid Wellsville
West Goodland See finding aid West Goodland
Westland: St. James See finding aid Westland: St. James
Wolverine MEC Church records (baptisms, marriages, membership), 1892-1915  
Wyandotte: Glenwood See finding aid Wyandotte: Glenwood
Ypsilanti: First Records are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan Ypsilanti (BHL)