Margaret Jerrido has been the archivist at Mother Bethel AME Church since 2008. Previously she was the Archivist and Director of the Urban Archives, in the Temple University Libraries. Ms. Jerrido has conducted workshops on how to preserve all formats of historical materials, planned workshops and lead discussion groups on forming an archives. She has consulted with various repositories, community groups and church historical ministries throughout Philadelphia on how to establish and maintain an archives.
She is currently working on gathering historical data to assist researchers and genealogists on finding, in particular, birth and death dates about African Americans during the late 19th to the late 20th centuries.