Genealogy Site Mocavo Adds 17,000 Free, Searchable Yearbooks

Genealogy Site Mocavo Adds 17,000 Free, Searchable Yearbooks

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine and—since the September acquisition of digitization company ReadyMicro—a growing records site, is adding a free collection of about 17,000 high school and college yearbooks. The collection comprises nearly 3.5 million pages and stretching over 100 years of history. Yearbooks not only give information...

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine and—since the September acquisition of digitization company ReadyMicro—a growing records site, is adding a free collection of about 17,000 high school and college yearbooks. The collection comprises nearly 3.5 million pages and stretching over 100 years of history.

Yearbooks not only give information about a student or school employee, but they also often pair those details with photos. You’ll need to create a free Mocavo account in order to search the collection. Here’s my search for a great-aunt who lived in Ohio:

Mocavo yearbook collection

Indexing was by optical character recognition (OCR). The search found a yearbook page containing my aunt’s given name and surname, but in the names of different people:

Mocavo yearbook collection

If you scroll down on the yearbooks search page, you’ll find an alphabetical list of schools included in the collection. Use the search box to filter the list by place:

Mocavo yearbook collection

You can click a yearbook title to search or browse within that book:

Mocavo yearbook collection

Read more about the Mocavo yearbook collection and see an infographic about it on the Mocavo blog.


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