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 state:
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 school’s yearbooks are available online.
(Updated May 2022)
- Hickam Airfield – Hickam Army Airfield
- Hilo – Saint Joseph’s High School
- Honolulu – Kamehameha Schools
- Honolulu – Maryknoll High School
- Honolulu – Oahuan Academy
- Honolulu – University of Hawaii, Manoa
- Kailua – Kailua High School
- Kalihi – Damien Memorial School
- Kamuela – Hawaii Preparatory Academy
- Laie – BYU, Hawaii
- Laie – Church College of Hawaii
- Waianae – Wai’anae High School
To see free online yearbooks from other states. please visit the Yearbooks page.
For other Free Hawaii Links, click on the category of interest:
Probate and Wills