Alumni records are part directories, part newspapers and magazines, part biographies, part obituaries, part yearbooks, part vital records, etc. You get the idea. If you are seeking genealogy clues, these "records' are full of them. All of the information is derivative, but it can provide leads for you to search for original documents. And if you are documenting a person's family story, well, there's a ton of that kind of information too.
So what am I including in Alumni Records?
- Alumni directories
- Alumni registers
- Alumni newsletters, bulletins, newspapers, and magazines
- Commencement programs
And what information is available in them?
- Graduation dates and degree(s) received
- Current photos and/or those of their family
- Current address lists
- Where are they now and what are they doing?
- Obituaries and "In Memoriam"
- Children born to the alumnus
- Deaths in their family
- Life achievements and awards
- Interesting stories about the alumnus and their family
Below is a list of links to free online alumni record and index collections for the state:
Note: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections' images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital.
(Updated October, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)
- Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Newsletters
- Barry University Alumni Newsletter
- Commencement Exercises for Benson Springs Junior High School - June 6, 1929
- Eastern Florida State College Alumni Newsletters
- Florida A&M University Commencement Programs
- Florida High School Commencement Program, 1933
- Florida International University Commencement Programs
- Florida Southern College Alumni Magazine
- Florida State Agricultural College Closing Exercises and Commencement Program, 1892
- Florida State College for Women Commencement Program, 1937
- Florida State University Alumni Magazine
- Florida Tech Alumni Magazine
- Jacksonville University Alumni Newsletters
- New College of Florida Nimbus Alumni Magazine
- Nova Southeastern University Alumni Connection Newsletters
- Rollins College Magazine
- Stetson University Commencement Programs
- The Rollins Alumni Record, 1918
- University of Central Florida Commencement Programs
- University of Central Florida Magazine
- University of Florida Commencement Programs
- University of Florida, Gator Nation Alumni News
- University of Florida, List of Graduates Occupations and Addresses, 1906-07
- University of Miami Alumni Publications
- University of Miami Commencement Programs
- University of North Florida Alumni Newsletter
- University of North Florida Commencement Programs
- University of South Florida Commencement Programs
- University of South Florida Magazine
- University of South Florida, Alumni Voice Magazine
- University of West Florida Commencement Programs
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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