Have you heard of PERSI, short for the PERiodical Source Index? I recently used this amazing resource to discover an article about a very specific research question. If you've heard of PERSI, but not known how to use it, today I'll be sharing 4 steps to get you started. First of all, a little background on PERSI. For over a hundred years, genealogy articles have been written and published by thousands of societies and organizations worldwide. These publications are often titled "quarterlies" because four would be produced each year, or quarterly. Members of the society or organization would receive the...
According to D. Joshua Taylor at the Green Valley (AZ) Genealogical Society seminar yesterday, the stereotypical genealogist is a 65 year old white female. He learned this when he dedicated a separate web browser for his genealogy google searches only. Google built a profile based on these searches to target him for advertisements. He found out from friends at google that google thought he was a 65 year old white female. We got a good laugh out of this story - especially since 95% of the seminar attendees matched this profile. Family History is for Everyone I think google...
Not sure what to do with the Family Search Partners that now appear on the Person page of Family Search? Have you clicked on one of them for fun and been completely overwhelmed with the amount of information you see? Or were you underwhelmed with the lack of relevant information returned? Because of FamilySearch's partnership with Ancestry, Find My past, and MyHeritage, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have access to free LDS accounts. If you have not registered for the partner websites, go to familysearch.org/partneraccess and create your free accounts. Keep your log-in information handy because you'll need...
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