August 26, 2011 / News expands its yearbook collection

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Popular family history website announced this week that it was adding around 25,000 new U.S. yearbooks to its searchable online collection.

According to the company’s announcement, the site’s “U.S. Yearbook Collection” now includes close to seven million images from yearbooks dating all the way back to 1884.

“Our school years are often some of the most memorable times of our lives,” Josh Hanna, Executive Vice President, said in a statement. With the additions we’ve made to our U.S. School Yearbook collection, millions of Americans can experience their family members’ school years vicariously through the photos and records contained in this important collection.”

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.