Ancestry.com. Jahrbücher von US-Schulen, 1880-2013 [Datenbank online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Ursprüngliche Daten: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

 Jahrbücher von US-Schulen, 1880-2013

Diese Datenbank ist eine Sammlung von Jahrbüchern von MIttelschulen, Sekundarschulen, High Schools und Colleges der Vereinigten Staaten. Während Jahrbücher wahrscheinlich keine Informationen über die Lebensereignisse enthalten, die normalerweise in der Ahnenforschung auftauchen, stellen sie doch andere Daten über das Leben dieser Personen bereit. Mit Hilfe dieser Informationen können Sie die Personen im historischen Kontext platzieren und Details finden, die diese Personen, die manchmal nur nach Namen und Daten bekannt sind, zum Leben bringen.

This is an indexed collection of middle school, junior high, high school, and college yearbooks from across the United States.

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. Here are some examples of how yearbooks may help you in your family history:

  • Pinpoints an individual in a particular time and place
  • Class lists usually include a photo (See what grandpa looked like as a freshman in high school)
  • Interests and hobbies (What activities, sports, and clubs did grandma participate in?)
  • Family linkage (Some yearbooks feature siblings at the same school. If not, look for other students with the same last name in other grades - they could be related.)
  • History (A history of the school or town may be included in the yearbook. General history such as world events, fads, and pop culture may also be found through studying a yearbook. What was "in", fashion-wise? What world events concerned and influenced students most?)