Journals Available at the Archives

Illinois Heritage magazine cover, September-October 2015Mayflower Quarterly journal cover, September 2015


The Champaign County Historical Archives subscribes to over 100 genealogical and local history journals, with several new issues added each week. Most journals are located in the Archives open stacks and are available for browsing.

Have you ever heard of PERSI?

PERSI, or the Periodical Source Index is the largest host of genealogical journals worldwide. Home to over 11,000 journals, many no longer in print, PERSI is a hidden gem for researchers and genealogist alike. Indexed are roughly 2.3 million articles concerning local history and genealogy spanning from 1800 to 2009.

Easily searchable, PERSI is extremely user friendly with multiple subject heading for simple website navigation.

·         Under the PEOPLE heading, users can search for ancestor names across the 2.3 million articles