Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yearbooks

Have you thought of school annuals as a source for genealogy research? They are great because they include both posed photos and random shots of people participating in life. They give information on what sports or clubs your ancestors participated in during that time in their lives. We buy the yearbooks for the McKinney High Schools, both past and present, as often as possible. In addtion our collection includes some annuals from various Texas colleges. Another great source for these is UNTs digitized Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ They have scanned many college yearbooks from across Texas, including all of the years of the various incarnations of the higher learning institution now known as The University of North Texas. This "portal" is a wealth of information if you have Texas ancestors, or are just interested in Texas history. Take a look soon.

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