During the COVID-19 pandemic while our library has been closed, I have been active with this blog highlighting many of the databases available within Ancestry Library Edition. The same use of these databases also applies to those who have a personal subscription to Ancestry.com as the databases I highlight are accessible under both settings.
One of the previous blog posts I created was on using the “U.S. School Yearbooks, 1900-1999” database within Ancestry. Here is where you can find the this blog post and read through it in its entirety:
I wanted to share the importance as a resource on this database and created a 20 minute screencast showing researchers the highlights of this database and how to use it with some real life examples of searching and reviewing results.
This screencast has been published on our library’s YouTube Channel.
You can access this tutorial screencast at:
This is a fun database that can be accessed from within Ancestry Library Edition during the time this product is available for home users who have their library card issued to them from our library. If you are from another library, check with your own library on availability of Ancestry Library Edition through your home library.
For those of you that are personal subscribers to Ancestry.com, this database is also available to you through your own subscription account.
As of the creation of this blog post, Ancestry Library Edition is still available to access through a person’s home library website at least until May 31, 2020. It is unknown if this access will continue past May 31, 2020. So, if you do not have a personal subscription to Ancestry.com, consider access to Ancestry Library Edition as a great opportunity to access billions of records that can help in your genealogical research while you still can.
Reading the blog post on this database is one thing. Seeing a visual description of how to access it and use it is another thing. It is a wonderful resource to help you in your own research. Plus, this database is a fun database containing tons of images of possible ancestors of yours back to 1900.
I am sure you will probably try to find your own yearbook photos!
Check out the links above if you missed my previous blog post on this wonderful database. Check out the newly updated screencast to see how to best use this wonderful and fun database.
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