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. Its 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 youll 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).