If you thought that you had hidden that old year book where no one could find it, you’re in for a surprise. Ancestry has just added a huge number of high school year books to its database. To find it:
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Schools, Directories, and Church Histories
- On the right side there is an area called Featured Data Collections and you will select U.S. School Yearbooks 1900-1990
You can do a search, but that probably isn’t what most customers want to do. They want to browse! So you have to go up to the top right box and pull down the state, city, and high school:
You can adjust the page size to read more comfortably on your computer screen, too.
Not all of our high schools are included, but here’s a quick summary of what’s there:
|Darrington HS||1953-1960. 1976|
|Granite Falls HS||1919-1989||incomplete|
|Lake Stevens HS||1924-1989||incomplete|
|Marysville Pilchuck HS||1971-1988||incomplete|
|Mountlake Terrace HS||1955-1988||incomplete|
|Oak Harbor HS||1922-1988||incomplete|
|Scriber Lake HS||1985|
|South Whidbey HS||1987|
|Twin City HS||1953-1959||incomplete|
And won’t it be nice to be able to say “yes” when someone asks you for the old high school yearbooks!
Incomplete means that the span of years does not include every year within the span. But Ancestry is constantly adding new content, so anything is possible.