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Mocavo, a genealogy search engine and—since the
of digitization company ReadyMicro—a growing records site, is adding a free
collection of about 17,000 high school and college yearbooks. The collection comprises
nearly 3.5 million pages and stretching over 100 years of history.
Yearbooks not only give information about a student or school employee, but they also
often pair those details with photos. You’ll need to create a free Mocavo account
in order to search the collection. Here’s my search for a great-aunt who lived in
Indexing was by optical character recognition (OCR). The search found a yearbook page
containing my aunt’s given name and surname, but in the names of different people:
If you scroll down on the yearbooks search
page, you’ll find an alphabetical list of schools included in the collection.
Use the search box to filter the list by place:
You can click a yearbook title to search or browse within that book:
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