Undated yearbook no location given–actually 1983, Carthage [Illinois] Community High School; digital image on Ancestry.com. Just about the only time I’ve been referred to as “Mike.” 

Ancestry.com‘s “U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990” was recently updated. The yearbooks are indexed, but effective use is to browse the geographic listing and determine whether the locations of personal interest are included.

Keep in mind that over time schools merge, consolidate, close, change names, etc. Those administrative details will impact how you look for the school of interest.

The coverage is not 100% for all schools for all years during the time frame.

Some schools are not cataloged appropriately.

Not all yearbooks are indexed and those that are have issues.

Search “U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990” for yourself or your relatives. You may discover hair you forgot you ever had.






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