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August 24, 2011

25,000 U.S. Yearbooks Added to


PROVO, UTAH – August 24, 2011 – , the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced a massive expansion of the world’s most extensive searchable collection of U.S. school yearbooks online.  The company has added nearly 25,000 new yearbooks to the collection, which now totals over 35,000 and carries 155 million records encompassing the years 1884 to 2009. The U.S. Yearbook Collection includes close to seven million images from thousands of U.S. high schools, junior highs, academies, colleges and universities.

The U.S. Yearbook Collection provides candid photos and insight into a relative’s appearance and extracurricular activities during their formative school years. The information and images contained in the collection also reveal insightful historical and cultural trends about fashion, style, politics, sports and social beliefs over the past 125 years of U.S. history. With the addition of the new records, family historians can more easily find what their current family members and ancestors looked like as youngsters and discover the types of activities in which they were involved. This collection can help tell a more complete story by offering rich details and providing context about the time their family members were in school.

"Our school years are often some of the most memorable times of our lives,” said Josh Hanna, Executive Vice President. With the additions we’ve made to our U.S. School Yearbook collection, millions of Americans can experience their family members’ school years vicariously through the photos and records contained in this important collection. The details they include are often difficult to find, and while you’re searching, you might just find a famous classmate.”


Amy Coffin said...

Woo hoo! I've found some great things in yearbooks, including 1934 college photos for my grandparents.

The Grandmother Here said...

Photos are great. But some times the things we said or did before our brains were fully developed can be a little embarrassing now. I guess we should take that into consideration when looking at Grandpa when he was young.

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Danielle said...

Hopefully they've taken better care with indexing them. My past experiences have had me going through whole yearbooks page by page, because words like "phi", "beta", or "kappa" were indexed but not all the surnames. Frustrating!