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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Dec 9, 2019

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: – Similar to a Database (Preferred Search page)

Option 2: – 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

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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