Yearbooks from high school or college are one of the most fun set of records for a genealogist to search. It provides you with a ton of story-like information about your ancestor's life. What their interests were, what sports and clubs they participated in, and often some goofy snapshots of them before they settled into being an adult. And of course, you get to see what they looked like.
Here are a few articles that may convince you to research these gems:
- Using Yearbooks For Genealogical Research
- A Genealogy Education is in School Yearbooks
- Genealogy 101: School Yearbooks
And here is an article providing information on where else you can find online yearbooks; some need a subscription and some do not:
Below is a list of links to free online yearbooks from the province:
Please note that some of the yearbooks are not searchable but are an image of each page in the yearbook.
Please note that there may seem to be duplicates. If there are, that means that there are multiple sites where the same schools yearbooks are available online.
(Updated September, 2020)
- Armstrong - Armstrong High School
- Burnaby - British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Burnaby - Simon Fraser University
- Langley - Trinity Western University
- Mill Bay - Brentwood College School
- Quesnel - Caribou Junior High School
- Quesnel - Quesnel High School
- Shawnigan Lake - Shawnigan Lake School
- Vancouver - University of British Columbia
- Vancouver - Vancouver College
- Victoria - Royal Roads University
- Victoria - St. Michaels University School
- Victoria - University of Victoria
- Victoria - Victoria College
To see free online yearbooks from other provinces. please visit the Yearbooks page.
I am continually updating this list, so you may want to revisit later.