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Digital Resources

Publications

In the course of digitizing the holdings of several major research libraries, the Google Books project and the Internet Archive have converted some older annual conference journals to electronic form. Many Methodist Episcopal journals from both Michigan conferences are available, but only a few from the Michigan Evangelical and Methodist Protestant churches and none from the United Brethren.

The full text materials are in electronic form through Google Books or the Hathi Trust. Full-text of materials beyond the early 1920s have not yet been released. Later volumes are available in search-only and snippet views.


Michigan Methodist Episcopal Churches in Reports of the Genesee, Ohio, or Indiana Conferences


Published Responses to Disciplinary Questions, 1809-1839

(including Michigan church membership statistics and stationing of preachers)

In the early years, Michigan was part of the Upper Canada (Ontario) District of the New York Conference and then the Genesee Conference. In 1820, Michigan moved to the Ohio Conference and remained there until the creation of the Michigan Conference in 1836. Upon the creation of an Indiana Conference, several churches in southwestern Michigan were attached to that conference until 1839.

New York/Genesee Conferences
Ohio Conference
Indiana Conference

 

Methodist Episcopal Church


Michigan Conference Journals, 1836-1855

When the Michigan Conference first met in 1836, it included several districts from northwest Ohio and did not include the churches in southwest Michigan that were part of the Indiana Conference. After 1839, these discrepancies were resolved and the boundaries of the Michigan Conference came to match those of the state.

The archives has digitized copies of typed transcripts of the earliest handwritten journals which are preserved in the West Michigan Conference Archives, but after the first decade the conference began publishing its conference proceedings and those have been digitized as part of book digitization projects by others.

Michigan Conference Journals

 

Methodist Episcopal Church

Detroit Conference and Michigan Conference Journals, 1856-1924

Beginning in 1856, Michigan was divided into two conferences - the Detroit Conference covering the east side of the Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula and the Michigan Conference covering the west side of the Lower Peninsula. No volumes have been digitized yet for the years that do not have links in the table below.

Detroit Conference
1867
Michigan Conference
1877
1880
1881
1891

 

German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Conferences
of the Methodist Episcopal Church

German Methodist Episcopal Conferences
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1916
1917
1918
Swedish Methodist Episcopal Conferences
Norwegian and Danish Methodist Episcopal Conferences

 

Merged Denominations Annual Conference Journals

Evangelical Association (Michigan Conference)
1911
1912
1913
1921
1922
Methodist Protestant Church (Michigan Conference)

 

Recent United Methodist Church Annual Conference Journals

Detroit Conference
2017
(v. 1 & 2)
West Michigan Conference
2005
(v. 1 & 2)
2006
(v. 1 & 2)
2007
(v. 1 & 2)
2008
(v. 1 & 2)
2009
(v. 1 & 2)
2010
(v. 1 & 2)
2011
(v. 1 & 2)
2012
(v. 1 & 2)
2013
(v. 1 & 2)
2014
(v. 1 & 2)
2015
(v. 1 & 2)
2016
(v. 1 & 2)
2017
(v. 1 & 2)