Methodist Church in Ireland Newsprint Digitization.
The Methodist Historical Society (MHSI), as it approaches its own centenary, has set a goal of
providing access to a complete run of over 150 years of Irish Methodist periodicals dating from 1859
to the present.
The initial run of these volumes to be scanned have been the first 20 years of the weekly Christian
Advocate which ran from 1883 to 1971. These scanned issues of 1883 through to 1902 are now
available online through the search engine: https://esearch.informa.ie/mhsi/
It is hoped to add incrementally to this content by next adding the issues for years 1903 to 1923.
This start to the project has been made possible by drawing on MHSI’s own funds and through
generous donations. However future work will require significant support from the wider
membership of the Society and through approaches to charitable and public bodies.
We are grateful to Dr Susan Hood of the Church of Ireland Representative Church Body Library
whose shared experience of guiding the RCB Library’s digitization of the Church of Ireland Gazette
has proved most valuable.