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The Periodical Source Index, or PERSI, is the largest and most widely-used index of genealogical and historical periodical articles in the world. PERSI began as a project of the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The goal was to gather all genealogical periodicals, and index them. The growing database is the largest of its kind, containing nearly 2 million references to helpful genealogy articles. Thirty percent of all printed genealogical records are found in PERSI articles.

PERSI includes articles from almost 5000 different periodicals, and is arranged in several index arrangements:

Locality, Surname, and Record type

There are four ways to access the PERSI index:

1. They are found in most larger libraries in book form, 32 volumes, indexed by YEAR.
2. Available on microfiche from LDS (research guide).  Fiche
3. Available on CDs, updated annually, from Ancestry or EBay.
4. Available from Ancestry with subscription in a limited form.