Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Over 2,000 School Yearbooks on WorldVitalRecords.com

Doing my weekly due diligence on subscription websites, I noted that the http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ site has added school yearbooks from over 2,000 schools, universities and naval ships. They are from the http://www.e-yearbook.com/ collection. The list of yearbooks is currently on the list of recently added databases here, but may age off in the next month or so.

In most cases, there are only two or three years for each school or ship in this collection, but if they are the "right" years, then you may find a "genealogy jewel" about your parents, siblings, friends, or even yourself.

The San Diego area yearbooks I noted included:

* Bonita High School - 1976, 1978

* Coronado High School - 1940,1942,1944 - 1945,1950,1952

* Point Loma High School - 1950

* San Diego High School - 1924, 1929

* San Diego Junior College - 1955

* San Diego State College - 1933, 1946, 1949

When you think that some of these schools have published decades worth of yearbooks, the overall collection (every year) is humongous.

Unfortunately, I didn't find any yearbooks for the years when my grandfather, my mother, myself, my wife, my children or my siblings attended these schools.

1 comment:

Kerry Scott said...

Wow, that's good to know. I have a WVR subscription, and I had been considering a e-Yearbooks subscription. If they're joining forces, maybe I'll hold off.