Sunday, August 15, 2010

Immigrant Ancestors: Free Online Class will offer a free online class: Coming to America: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors. The one hour class will begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

For more information and registration, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

Note: Registration is required to attend this event.

Friday, August 6, 2010

WorldVitalRecords Adds 8,000 Yearbooks (WVR), in partnership with, has added 8,000 yearbooks to WVR's databases. These include middle school, high school, college and military yearbooks.

For a limited time (August 5 through 12, 2010), access to these yearbooks at is free.

To take advantage of this limited-time opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

After accessing WVR's website, insert your search information in the box captioned “Start Searching for Your Ancestors...” Enter an individual’s Given Name and/or Last Name, the name of the school in the “Keyword” block and the year of the yearbook in the “Year” block. Search results will appear under "Yearbooks."

Note: Search criteria can be as little as the name of the school or the name of the school and year.

Suggestion: In order to readily determine which yearbooks are currently in WVR’s database, it is suggested that a check of’s website be made. The website is located at: You can find yearbooks organized by state which are then subdivided into High School Yearbooks, College Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks and Military Yearbooks.