Do you research school records? I'm not talking about yearbooks. Those can be found on the Yearbooks Page. I'm talking about actual school records, such as enrollment, attendance, and grade reports for example. These are interesting source documents because they might record the students age, birth date and location, and possibly their parents names. All great ways to find this information if you haven't found them in other documents about your target ancestor. Besides, finding out your grandmother's grades would be interesting!
The link lists referenced below, feature school record collections from all 50 states, and list collections that are available for free online. Some of the larger subscription sites have also made some source school documents available, but they are paid sites and collections.
If you wish to get educated with some basic information regarding what is available and how to navigate your research for school records, please read these summaries:
- 5 Quick Tips to Get the Most Out of Education Records
- Top 10 Strategies for Finding School Records for Genealogy
- Getting Started With School Records for Genealogy Research
So, what types of records related to schools are maintained and often available?
And, what type of information can you derive from these school records?
Here are links to free online school record collections; the links are accessible by state below: