Yearbooks Free on World Vital Records ‘Til Aug. 12

Yearbooks Free on World Vital Records ‘Til Aug. 12

I just got an e-mail from subscription site World Vital Records that its large collection of high school and college yearbooks is free until Aug. 12.You can search the entire collection at once, or one yearbook at a time by choosing the first letter of the school name and...

I just got an e-mail from subscription site World Vital Records that its large collection of high school and college yearbooks is free until Aug. 12.

You can search the entire collection at once, or one yearbook at a time by choosing the first letter of the school name and scrolling (or using your web browser’s Find function) to find the yearbook you need.

In searching for my grandfather in the University of Texas at Austin Cactus yearbook (I didn’t find him), I noticed that some of the images are a little pixelly. Was it just me, or did others find this? Look for the Smooth button in the upper right corner of the image viewer, which helps a little. I was still able to make out the names.

Here’s a yearbook page before Smooth:

and after Smooth:

Need help searching World Vital Records databases? You’ll find it in our World Vital Records Web Guide digital download, available from Family Tree Shop.

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  1. The images in the collection are useless. They appear to have been scaled down to about only 25% of their original size, making text unreadable and faces unrecognizable.