Summary Information
Title: Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church, Avalon, Pa. Records
Collection Number: AIS.1985.13
Creator: Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church (Avalon, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1810-1983
Extent: 1.0 microfilm reel (695 frames)

Language: English

Abstract:
This collection contains the records of Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church, Avalon, Pa., 1810-1983. It contains records of the pastors, members, deaths, births, marriages, and baptisms. Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

July 1988
Author:

Finding aid prepared by David Rosenberg. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process on August, 2003.
Revision Description:
July 1, 2006:
Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002

Collection Scope and Content Notes

Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church was one of the earliest Methodist Episcopal churches in Western Pennsylvania, tracing its origin to ca. 1813 when a log house was constructed for worship on Maryland and Quail Avenues in Bellevue. The church was later established on Troy Hill, then at Jack's Run, and finally on California Avenue, on Pittsburgh's North Side, where it has been known as Bellevue United Methodist Church and also as Greenstone United Methodist Church because of the green stone and red tile materials used to construct the church. After 1931, a revolving lighted cross was placed a top the church.

This collection contains two series. These records span the years 1810-1983, but are erratic at times. The bulk of the materials are 1810-1818, 1858-1914, and 1924-1983. Series I includes pamphlets celebrating the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the church. Series II includes membership volumes and record books that contain class records, probationers, members in full connection, marriages, baptisms, appendix listing subscriptions to the denominational newspapers, deaths, and a historical sketch of Methodism in Bellevue, Pa.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Methodist Church -- Pennsylvania -- Avalon

Corporate Names
  • Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church (Avalon, Pa.).
  • Greenstone United Methodist Church (Avalon, Pa.).
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Allegheny Circuit (Pa.).
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Shenango Circuit (Pa.).
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. -- Pennsylvania -- Avalon

Category
  • Churches and Synagogues

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

These Records were filmed by the Archives of Industrial Society and Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society from originals in possession of Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church, Avalon, Pa., 1985.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically based on scanning the microfilm.

Preferred Citation:

Bellevue Methodist Episcopal Church, Avalon, Pa. Records, AIS.1985.13, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in July, 1988.

Processing Information:

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in August, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1364417

Copyright:

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Anniversary Pamphlets


Microfilm-cabinet 3
Drawer 3
Reel 1 100th and 150th Anniversary, 1913, 1963

Series II. Membership Volumes

Reel 1 Steward's Book for Shenango Circuit, 1810-1818
Reel 1 Journal of the Acts and Doings of the Quarterly Conference of Allegheny Circuit, 1858-1872
Reel 1 Record Book (Volume 3), 1876-1897

Contains: class records, probationers, members in full connection, marriages, baptisms, appendix listing subscriptions to the denominatoinal newspapers, 1889

Reel 1 Record Book (Volume 4), 1898-1906

Contains: historical sketch of Methodism in Bellevue, Pa. by Lester Smith (5-20-1906), followed by lists of probationers, members in full connection, baptisms, marriages

Reel 1 Record Book (Volume 5), 1906-1910, 1914

Contains: records of membership, marriages, baptisms, probationers

Reel 1 Record Book (Volume 6), 1924-1954

Contains: baptisms, marriages, deaths

Reel 1 Record Book (Volume 7), 1954-1983

Contains: full membership, baptisms, preparatory membership, marriages, deaths