November 20, 2014

Using Yearbooks To Find Ancestor Photos

I am very fortunate to be the caretaker of several high school yearbooks that belonged to my parents and grandparents. My family must have been genealogists at heart to have managed to save these old books for posterity. My collection isn’t all that large, but what I have is two Broadway High School yearbooks that belonged to my grandpa Elvin B. Moline who graduated from Broadway in Seattle in 1912. That’s him at the top of the page from the yearbook.


Click to join Yearbooks

For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to inherit yearbooks, there is still hope! I belong to a group on Yahoo that is just for those looking for old yearbooks. I have posted my yearbook holdings and volunteered to do lookups for anyone who asks. If you think this is something you would be interested in pursuing, all you have to do is click on the link I am inserting.

Some other links you might try:

Bill Cribbs’ Genealogy World (Yearbooks listed)

Current Yearbooks on Ebay

Dead Fred’s Genealogy Photo Archive

Old Yearbooks

There are 699 members in just this Yahoo group. Who knows what published information they might have, or what serendipity will lead you to a long lost cousin?

Note: My other yearbooks include: 1968 Tumwater, WA High School (my graduating year); Rochester High School, Rochester, WA years 1938 to 1941.

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