FREE Handout – Using Yearbooks for Genealogy Cheat Sheet
This week Free Download Friday goes back to school with a focus on how to find and use high school and university yearbooks!
Did you know that yearbooks have been around in the United States in some form or another since the mid 1600’s? But yearbooks grew in popularity starting in the 1880’s when Linotype technology made the printing process faster and cheaper. In addition, starting in the 20th century, more of our ancestors actually attended school past the sixth or eight grade and would appear in yearbooks.
CHEAT SHEET Using Yearbooks for Genealogy is a short, 2-page document filled with useful tips for searching online for yearbooks as well as what type of valuable information you can find about your ancestors and relatives! Included is an extensive resource list of articles, search engines and more related to yearbooks.
Click HERE to get this cheat sheet in a printable PDF file and make sure you share it with your fellow genealogists and family historians!
BONUS Free Access to Yearbooks at Ancestry This Weekend!
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FREE ACCESS to US Yearbook Records at Ancestry.com! “It’s back to school time and this means a stroll down memory lane through Ancestry’s US Yearbook Collection. Now through September 7th, you can access up to five (5) yearbook records for FREE!” Click HERE to get started – via Ancestry
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