PERSI, or the PERiodical Source Index, is a comprehensive index of articles and records in historical, genealogical and ethnic publications. There are over 3.1 million fully-searchable entries that allow you to discover new records and resources you may not have encountered elsewhere.
The Periodical Source Index is compiled quarterly by the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will be simultaneously updated on findmypast. Along with these updates, findmypast is also working to provide access to the same articles indexed in PERSI through our site. Images from PERSI-indexed articles are regularly added every month.
Americana/American Historical Magazine, 1906-1943
This periodical was published quarterly by the American Historical Society and often focuses on detailing the histories of individual families. Uncover fascinating family pedigrees for ancestors in your lineage, many including elaborate family crests.
American Genealogist 1899-1900
“A Monthly Magazine of Genealogy and Local History,” this periodical is the perfect resource to learn more historical context for your genealogical research. It features diverse articles about immigration and settlement across the United States and traces back immigration patterns to different places in Europe.
Bangor [Maine] Historical Magazine 1885-1894
This periodical published regular articles about the history and people of Bangor, Maine. Discover family pedigrees or land allotments for your ancestors from Maine.
Proceedings of the Bangor [Maine] Historical Society 1914-1915
Learn more about the operation of this small historical society in the early years of the 20th century. You could find your ancestor in a membership list or learn more about the history of Maine.
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts 1892-1900
This title featured not only the regular meeting minutes and addresses of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, but also articles related to Massachusetts history and its notable citizens. You could find reprints of old family letters or an article about the history of theses at Harvard College.
Boston News-Letter and City Record 1825-1826
This newsletter presented facts and observations about Boston, Massachusetts in the years 1825-1826, just 50 years after America declared independence. Use this title as a primary source to learn more about what the city of your ancestors was like.
Bostonian Society Publications 1886-1919
The Bostonian Society was an organization dedicated to the history of Boston, Massachusetts. Find interesting and informative articles about the different characters and episodes that made up colonial Boston.
Proceedings of the Bostonian [Massachusetts] Society 1891-1921
Explore the growth of the Bostonian Society and search for your family members among its membership lists and various articles about colonial New England.
Collections of the Bostonian [Massachusetts] Society 1886-1921
The Bostonian Society was an organization dedicated to the history of Boston, Massachusetts and their Collections highlighted some of the treasures and new acquisitions of their society. Even if you cannot travel to the Bostonian Society headquarters, you can enjoy learning more about some of their prized collections in this periodical.
Proceedings of the Brookline [Massachusetts] Historical Society 1902-1909
This periodical was published annually by the Brookline Historical Society, an organization promoting the rich history of Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. It’s a great resource to learn more about your family from colonial-era Massachusetts.