I couldn't resist looking for my people - I started with my mother, who graduated from San Diego High School in 1936, and from San Diego State College in 1940. I found some new information in this search.
Here is my search process and my results:
1. The Mocavo Yearbook page is http://www.mocavo.com/yearbooks:
As you can see, I entered my mother's name in the Name fields.
2) After clicking on the blue "Search Now" button, I was presented with a list of 10 matches in the Yearbook collection:
In the list in the left sidebar, the search results are shown - 10 Documents, 2 Records, and 438 on the Open Web. The Documents contain the Yearbooks.
In the screen above, each Document is listed with a link, a text snippet, and an image snippet.
3) I scrolled down a bit and found an image from the 1940 San Diego State College Yearbook, and clicked on it (two screens):
I can navigate to a previous page or next page by clicking on the left and right arrows in the line above the image, or by clicking the links below the image. I can navigate to other pages for Betty Carringer in this specific Yearbook by clicking on the blue page numbers above the menu bar with the blue background.
I had found several of the SDSC Yearbook pages in the Ancestry.com collection last year - see Treasure Chest Thursday - Betty Carringer's 1940 College Yearbook Pictures. But I had not seen the specific page shown above - that is new for me, as were several other pages.
I did look for other persons who might be in this Yearbook collection - myself, my father, and my Aunt Geraldine - without any success.
I don't know exactly which Yearbooks are available in this collection, but it is not yet as extensive as the Ancestry.com Yearbook collection. Mocavo says they have 17,000 yearbooks with 3.5 million images, while Ancestry says they have 35,000 yearbooks and 7 million images. But Mocavo's collection is free, while Ancestry's is behind their membership wall.
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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver