Using Yearbooks for Family History


Using Yearbooks for Family History

Learn how yearbooks are useful with your research and how they have changed over time.

What You Will Learn

Yearbooks are a rich source of information when researching family history. While they are frequent tools for those who are reminiscing, researchers and genealogists can also benefit from what is between their covers. I will address the utility of yearbooks for family history, how the yearbook (or “annual”) has changed, advantages and disadvantages of yearbooks as historical resources, and the process of reviewing yearbooks at the JCPS Archives.


Jim Cundy has been in records management or a related field since 1995. He has been the Supervisor of Archives and Retrieval Systems at Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky since February 2018. He worked in the Archives and Records Management Division at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives from 2000-2017. Before that, he worked in Government Documents and University Archives at the University of Massachusetts. Jim has degrees in Political Science and Library and Information Science. He lives in Lexington with his family.

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Using Yearbooks for Family History

5 Aug, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour

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