FRIDAY FREEBIE: Using Yearbooks for Genealogy Cheat Sheet

Can you find valuable genealogy information in high school and university yearbooks? Find out in this week's Friday Freebie - Using Yearbooks for Genealogy Cheat Sheet at Abundant Genealogy

FREE Handout – Using Yearbooks for Genealogy Cheat Sheet

Abundant Genealogy goes back to school this week 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.

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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 over 400,000 Yearbooks at Ancestry This Weekend!

Get FREE ACCESS to over 400,000 yearbooks at Ancestry! This week, August 27th through September 2nd, Ancestry is opening up its Yearbook Collection: “Yearbooks are one of those home sources, usually found in an attic or basement, which many people don't think of as a family history source. While yearbooks may not provide information about the vital events that are usually associated with genealogical research, they do provide other information about individuals' lives. This information helps place people in historical context as well as provides detail that helps turn individuals, sometimes only known by names and dates, into actual people.”

Get FREE ACCESS* to over 400,000 yearbooks at Ancestry! This week, August 27th through September 2nd, Ancestry is opening up its Yearbook Collection! Click HERE to search now!

Get FREE ACCESS* to over 400,000 yearbooks at Ancestry! This week, August 27th through September 2nd, Ancestry is opening up its Yearbook Collection: “Yearbooks are one of those home sources, usually found in an attic or basement, which many people don't think of as a family history source. While yearbooks may not provide information about the vital events that are usually associated with genealogical research, they do provide other information about individuals' lives. This information helps place people in historical context as well as provides detail that helps turn individuals, sometimes only known by names and dates, into actual people.” 

“Yearbooks are one of those home sources, usually found in an attic or basement, which many people don’t think of as a family history source. While yearbooks may not provide information about the vital events that are usually associated with genealogical research, they do provide other information about individuals’ lives. This information helps place people in historical context as well as provides detail that helps turn individuals, sometimes only known by names and dates, into actual people.”

*Users will be able to access the records in the featured collection for free until September 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry Membership. To see a full list of the records in the featured collection, please click here.

Why is this handout FREE? What’s the Catch?

There really isn’t a catch.  I give away a lot of free content every year because I want fellow genealogists and family historians to have access to the best tools and information for their research. I also do this because I’m hoping you might be interested in my other content and websites where I do make money such as Genealogy Bargains. Even if you never use one of my links for a purchase, I’m happy knowing that you are able to get educational content that you can put into action for your family history research!

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.