There are a number of websites that can help you with your research.

The Methodist Church website has a section on Methodist History and Genealogy. This link will take you to the Genealogy section.

The Methodist Church – Genealogy

Elizabeth DuBois’s site has sections for UK and USA research

Researching your Methodist Ancestors

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Two useful books are:

My Ancestors Were Methodists by William Leary
ISBN 1-85951-403-0
Published by the Society of Genealogists


Mr Wesley’s Preachers by Kenneth Garlick
ISBN 901 262 18 8
Published by Pinhorns for the World Methodist Historical Society

This was a limited edition and I have a copy from which I will do look-ups if you cannot get hold of a copy personally.