PERSI Packs It On

By Diane Haddad Premium

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 <>, which you can search free in many public libraries, has included the updates in its 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.

Search the updated PERSI at libraries offering HeritageQuest Online and at Allen County, Ind., public libraries. Enter a name, place or subject to get citations for articles that mention your term. Then request the 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 photocopy costs).
From the May 2008 issue of Family Tree Magazine.