Barratt's Chapel Museum
houses a research library emphasizing Methodist
history and the archives of the
Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. The
archives contain a wide variety of material
dating from the eighteenth century to the
present, including membership records of closed
churches, annual conference records, sermons,
memoirs, and personal papers of, among others,
Ezekiel Cooper and Bishop Levi Scott. These
facilities are open to the public and are used
by many persons doing Methodist-related
genealogy, writing local church histories, and
pursuing other Methodist research.
If time permits, the
curator will help with very limited
research requests. If you contact us by e-mail,
please include your mailing address. If you plan
on doing more extensive research, please contact
the curator to make an appointment.
A searchable database of the Museum's collections can be found at
you are researching the genealogy of a Methodist
minister, the Archives Center will search
their records for a fee of $25.