Periodicals contain useful genealogical information. With periodicals you can tap into the minds of local experts.
Why use periodicals?
Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not yet have encountered. Information frequently includes small details about places or individuals not found in usual county history books or cemetery survey books.
What information may be found in periodicals?
Birth registers, marriage registers, death registers, cemetery/burial records, town directories, family histories, and church records (baptisms, memberships, dismissals, marriages, lists of pastors, etc.).
How many periodicals does the library contain?
The library houses over 128,000 periodical issues from around the world, and has regular subscriptions to family, genealogical, and historical societies that publish regular periodicals. Many past issues are bound together and cover over a decade of publications.
Are periodicals found on various geographic levels?
Yes, periodicals can be found at various geographic levels including region, county, state, country, or even ethnic group.