Ancestry.com has just announced a massive expansion of the world’s most extensive searchable collection of U.S. school yearbooks available online. It now totals over 35,000 and carries 155 million records encompassing the years 1884 to 2009. The U.S. Yearbook Collection includes close to seven million images from thousands of U.S. high schools, junior highs, academies, colleges and universities.
In addition to providing a vast resource for finding more information about your relatives, the newly updated U.S. Yearbook Collection is also littered with images of famous Americans from the last century. We have included a special gallery that features some of them here; but there are hundreds more to be found in the collection. Enter the Find the Famous Yearbook Photo Sweepstakes on Facebook to locate additional photos of high-profile people and a winner will be chosen randomly.
The contest is quite simple to enter. All users need to do is visit the new U.S. Yearbooks Collection, think of a famous person and get searching. Once you have found their photo, crop the image so just the person is featured and save it. Then visit our Facebook page and click the Contests tab on the left hand side to enter and upload your photo.
The contest starts today and will end on September 7th. The winner will be announced on Ancestry.com’s Facebook page September 8th. We wish you good luck and happy searching!