Card indexes were compiled in the mid-1970s under the direction of the then archivist, Mrs Marion Kelly, to two Irish Methodist periodicals, the monthly The Irish Evangelist (1859-1883) and the weekly Irish Christian Advocate (1883-1971).
- The first of these card indexes—that to The Irish Evangelist—is at present in the process of extensive revision and enlargement by one of the MHSI team, Beryl Johnston. The new card index is available to researchers at the MHSI reading room. It references short notices of births, deaths and marriages and, in addition, place names and subject matter.
- The second card index which was compiled by ACE workers in 1974-75 relates to the Irish Christian Advocate and consists chiefly of obituaries and notices of important ministerial and lay members of the Methodist Church between 1883 and 1971