Ancestry Monthly -- April 2007 -- Get the most from Ancestry.ca

PERSI: The Hidden Resource

Ancestry.ca is famous for its digitized record collections. But it also has a host of other resources that often go hidden, like the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI). PERSI, an index to names and localities in 6,000 U.S. and Canadian family history periodicals, can lead you to articles on family history how-to, record sources, local histories, and more.

Learn more about how to use PERSI.

In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
Country Studies
Obituary Hunter
  New at Ancestry.ca  

New Audio Storytelling Feature
The best way to hear a family story is in the voice and emotion of a family member. Record your family memories or invite other family members to record theirs using the new Audio Storytelling feature on Ancestry.ca. You use your telephone to record memories and attach them to your Member Tree. Learn more.

Drouin Collection
Images for one of the best French-Canadian collections are here. This collection contains millions of records from churches throughout Quebec, Ontario, Acadia, and U.S.-French regions from the late 1600s to the 1940s. Search the Drouin collections.

Scottish Census Records
Do you have Scottish roots? All seven national Scottish censuses available to the public are now indexed online at Ancestry.ca. Read more about what you will and won’t find in the censuses and find leads for where to learn more about researching your Scottish roots. Read more.

Iowa State Censuses
Digitized and indexed copies of all readily available Iowa state census records from 1836 to 1925 are now available. Make sure to check out the 1925 Iowa state census, famous for being one of the most comprehensive U.S. state censuses ever taken.

Canadian Border Crossings
With nearly 6 million names, the Canada Border Crossing Collection represents a significant addition to Ancestry.ca. Whether your ancestors settled in Canada or came to the United States through Canada, the Canadian Border Crossings Collection, 1895–1956 could be an important resource.

Check out 24/7 Family History Circle, an online forum where you can see what people are saying about family history topics and voice your own opinion.

Visit the “What’s New” page on Ancestry.ca for the latest announcements.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.



Obituary Hunter
Trying to locate an obituary? Have Ancestry do the work for you. Fill out a name, location, and dates for the person you are looking for and Ancestry will search its Obituary Collection round the clock for anything that meets that criteria. An e-mail will be sent to you if something is found. Create an Obituary Hunter.



Country Studies
Learn about the culture, economy, and politics of your ancestors’ homelands by reading a country study, written by the Library of Congress. Individual Country Studies can be found in the “Search Individual Reference & Finding Aids Collections” section on the “Search Reference & Finding Aids Records” page.

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