Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

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 Notable additions include these previously unpublished photos: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!

 

8 Comments

BEE 

Sorry to start this off-topic, but is everyone looking at a “white” overview page on their trees, or has something changed with my Firefox?

October 18, 2012 at 8:44 am
Andy Hatchett 

@1 Bee

Bee- it is a ghastly change ACOM has made. See:

boards.ancestry.com/topics.ancestry.ancsite/mb.ashx

October 18, 2012 at 8:52 am
Monika 

Oh, nooo! And I had hoped it would only be temporary!

October 18, 2012 at 9:38 am
BEE 

I agree with all comments on the blog and board! It is beyond horrible! Does anyone there understand “if it’s not broke, don’t “fix” it”???

October 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Long time user 

I’M SHOUTING, YOU BET!!!!

FORGET THE SUBJECT OF THIS BLOG!

CHECK YOU PROFILES ON YOUR TREES!

GO TO THE SITE ANDY GAVE AND TELL ANCESTRY THEY ARE IDIOTS!!!

boards.ancestry.com/topics.ancestry.ancsite/mb.ashx

October 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Long time user 

Thanks Bee, for going off-topic. You did us a favor. Thanks Andy, for giving the place to go to tell ancestry what #$%&@* they are.

October 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm
BEE 

Just checked out the board and found this posted by someone: Here is the e mail I got from Jen Hodnett just now. Suggest sending e mail about this.
We updated the style of the person overview page and we’re reviewing feedback.
Thanks for making sure we’re aware.
Jen
Her e mail is jhodnett@ancestry.com

I hope she gets lots of emails!

October 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Pat Secord 

Thank you Bee, for bringing this up. I swear, the programmers (or whoever) at Ancestry.com must feel the need to justify their jobs to keep coming up with stuff like this. I have just sent an e-mail to Jen Hodnett.

October 19, 2012 at 5:09 am