The Society is a voluntary membership organization to promote Methodist history. It is affiliated with the General Commission on Archives and History, an official arm of The United Methodist Church, but welcomes everyone who is interested in studying and preserving the heritage of the various branches of the Methodist movement.
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Saddlebag Selection - The Historical Society presents the Saddlebag Selection, the best book on United Methodist history, biography, theology, or polity published during the preceding year.
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The GCAH publishes Methodist History, a quarterly journal of scholarly articles and book reviews on the Methodist movement.

The Society publishes Historian's Digest, a quarterly newsletter of news and ideas.
 
Membership
Membership in the HSUMC has many benefits and is a excellent way to stay in touch with the Methodist historical community. Membership is open to everyone who is interested in studying and preserving the heritage of the various branches of the Methodist movement. It includes subscriptions to Methodist History and Historian's Digest, and invitations to annual meetings and special events.

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Annual Meeting
The Society holds an Annual Meeting, which includes special speakers, workshops, and tours of historic sites.

The 2014 annual meeting will be held June 24-26 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.


2014 Registration Form
Genealogy
If you believe your ancestor was a fully-ordained minister or a missionary in the United Methodist tradition and want some genealogical information, then please feel free to visit out our Genealogy section.

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Ministry of Memory Award
The Society wants to recognize and encourage excellence in archival and historical work for the local church, annual conference, jurisdictional or central conference.

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News and Notes
THE ALBEA GODBOLD DEVELOPMENT FUND
At the 2011 Annual Meeting the Historical Society established a new fund More..