We are happy to announce a new resource for genealogy research, Find My Past. This is a database of family history records from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Also, you can search newspapers from the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, and other parts of the world. You can even create a free account and keep track of the records you find and add them to your family tree. Another valuable resource available from Find My Past is the current version of the PERSI Index from the Allen County Public Library. This periodicals index has over 2.5 million entries from thousands of historical, genealogical, and ethnic publications and can help you find information about people and places. Most of PERSI’s articles are from periodicals covering the United States and Canada, but you can also find thousands of genealogy and local history entries (in both English and French) from Britain, Ireland, and Australia.
Full access to Find My Past is only available at the Main Library. However, you can perform a search and view other tools on the site from home. Visit Find MyPast Free Resources for more information. And don’t hesitate to call the Genealogy Room at 225-231-3751 for research help.