Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to find articles using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). There are two different search pages to use. Learn about the differences between them and how to use them effectively to find the articles that might help in your research. We also go over 7 ways to obtain the articles you find in the Periodical Source Index, and how to search using state postal codes.
How to Search PERSI with State Postal Codes by Nicole at Family Locket
PERSI handout – Nicole’s handout from her presentation at a local genealogical society
Periodical Source Index (PERSI) – FamilySearch Wiki Article
PERSI Search Pages at FindMyPast:
Option 1: https://search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index – Similar to a Database (Preferred Search page)
Option 2: https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/periodical-source-index – Similar to a Catalog
PERSI Order Form – from Allen County Public Library
WorldCat – largest bibliographic website, shows books availability at various libraries
APG Directory – hire a professional in the location you need
Tips & tricks for searching PERSI like a pro – at FindMyPast, about changing the page # in the URL
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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