August 26, 2011 / News

Ancestry.com expands its yearbook collection

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Popular family history website Ancestry.com 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, Ancestry.com 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.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.