29 November 2007

Research Your Tree in Just-Updated PERSI

PCGS member Jan Beattie sent this, I thought it would be of interest to everyone.

The Allen County (Ind.) Public Library genealogy staff has beefed up its Periodical Source Index (PERSI) with references to another 132,000 history and genealogy articles published in journals and magazines during 2006 and 2007. HeritageQuest Online, the genealogy database you can search free in many public libraries, has included the updates in its searchable version of PERSI.That brings PERSI's total article citations to more than 2 million. They reference 6,600-plus periodicals published in the United States, Canada and abroad since 1800. It’s the most extensive periodical index available for local history and genealogy research.You can search the updated PERSI at libraries offering HeritageQuest Online and at Allen County, Ind., public libraries. The subscription site Ancestry.com offers an older version of PERSI, dating from 1985. Search PERSI on a name, place or subject, and you’ll get citations for journal and magazine articles that mention your term. Then, request the full article from your library, borrow it through interlibrary loan or order copies from the Allen County library ($7.50 for up to six articles, plus the cost of photocopies).Read more about the formation of PERSI and about the Allen County library on FamilyTreeMagazine.com

1 comment:

  1. This is a really worthwhile service. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.