If you didn’t hear the news, we just added more than 18,000 yearbooks to our growing U.S. Yearbook Collection. The new additions, spanning 1806-2008, include schools across the United States, from junior highs and high schools to colleges and universities. You can browse this rich collection for a glimpse into relatives’, friends’ and celebrities’ past, from more formal class portraits to team photos and fun, candid shots. In total, the collection now stands at 53,000 yearbooks and approximately seven million images.
Available to everyone who visits the collection is a gallery of stars long before they became the focus of the paparazzi’s lenses. Notable additions include these previously unpublished photos:
- Snoop Dogg as an underclassman at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1988
- Don Johnson, Senior Prom attendant at South High School in 1967
- Kevin Costner playing varsity basketball at Villa Park High School in 1973
- Lucy Liu as a part of the Big Siblings Club at Stuyvesant High School in 1986
“This collection gives everyone the chance to see the surprising differences, and similarities, we share with our relatives and others and serves as a reminder of our own formative years,” said Daniel Jones, VP of Content Acquisition for Ancestry.com. “Regardless of who you are searching for, the Ancestry.com U.S. Yearbooks Collection can make the journey easy, informative, and, most importantly, a lot of fun.”
Take a look at our Ancestry.com yearbooks here and get your search started!