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I just got an e-mail from subscription site World Vital Records that its large collection
of high school and college yearbooks is free until Aug. 12.
You can search
the entire collection at once, or one yearbook at a time by choosing the first
letter of the school name and scrolling (or using your web browser’s Find function)
to find the yearbook you need.
In searching for my grandfather in the University of Texas at Austin Cactus yearbook
(I didn’t find him), I noticed that some of the images are a little pixelly. Was it
just me, or did others find this? Look for the Smooth button in the upper right corner
of the image viewer, which helps a little. I was still able to make out the names.
Here’s a yearbook page before Smooth:
and after Smooth:
Need help searching World Vital Records databases? You’ll find it in our World
Vital Records Web Guide digital download, available from ShopFamilyTree.com.