JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yearbooks as a Genealogical Tool #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

Information about students is not the only useful information available >from at
least some yearbooks. You may also find useful information about the faculty and
administration, who might also be among your ancestors.

Both high school and college yearbooks >from the early quarter or so of the 20th
century included much more than the name and degree of faculty and administrators.
For example, I have seen books that give the university degrees (and majors) of
faculty, year of graduation and also identify the schools >from which those degrees
were obtained. Some >from nearer 1900 even list the faculty member's high school
and home town.

I am not saying this is universal, but if you learn that an ancestor was a teacher,
professor, or high administrator at a high school or college it may be worth
running down copies of the yearbooks for the relevant period.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY PZAVON@...

"Steven Lasky" <steve725@...> wrote

Why could yearbooks be a useful to you as a genealogical tool?

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