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Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)

by Elizabeth Hodges, Allen County Public Library

Recently made free to the public, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is the premier subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals and is produced by the staff of The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. Join Genealogy Center senior librarian Elizabeth Hodges to learn how to make PERSI your new favorite tool in your family history toolbox!
Elizabeth Hodges, MA, MSLIS, is a historian, former museum educator, and Senior Librarian in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After receiving her BA in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she pursued a Master’s degree in Irish and Irish American Studies at the New York University while working as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. As a museum educator, Elizabeth’s love for family history grew exponentially through sharing the stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees who once resided in a historic tenement in lower Manhattan. Upon graduating from NYU, she began working for the New York Public Library in the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division as a page while working to obtain an MSLIS from St. John’s University in New York. Since 2020, Elizabeth has worked as a Senior Librarian at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center where she has assisted countless patrons discover their family stories. While her specialties and interests lie in Irish migration/immigration, house history, the experiences of immigrant women, and local history, she is always eager to learn and help others find their family’s story.

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January 9
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Heritage Seekers Genealogy Club
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