WOW! Fräulein Schmidt joined Ol' Myrt here to detail the benefits and frustrations of using PERSI (PERiodical Source Index) as it is found in it's new home at FindMyPast.com. PERSI - categories include: biography, cemeteries, census records, church records, court records, deeds, institutions, land records, maps, military records, naturalization records, obituaries, passenger lists, probate records, school records, tax records, vital records, voter records, and wills. Articles about three or fewer specific families are arranged by surname. Source: FindMyPast's What is the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)?
LINKS WE MENTION
- Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne Indiana: http://www.genealogycenter.org/ or via the library's main website located here: http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/home
- PERSI is housed at http://search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index
- Images not online? - Check other resources first FamilySearch.org (free copy service), then WorldCat.org to locate the publication. Otherwise contact the Allen County Public Library system. The link to the PERSI Order Form is a broken link, so use instead: http://www.genealogycenter.org/docs/default-source/resources/articlerequest.pdf?sfvrsn=2
A reasonable citation format would include these elements:
[Author - Last Name, First Name]. "[Article title]," [Publication name italicized], [Website name] (http://[website url]: [issue]; accessed [date]), para. ____.See also: www.EvidenceExplained.com
FOLLOW UP READING
- Randy Seaver's Finding NYGBR Images Using PERSI on FindMyPast.com
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