Free New York High School and College Yearbooks Online


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:

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 schools yearbooks are available online.

(Updated September, 2020)

To see free online yearbooks from other states. please visit the Yearbooks page.

I am continually updating this list, so you may want to revisit later.

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    1. Thanks, Dick. I actually had fixed those in my database – unfortunately they didn’t make it to my update. I will take a look at what you have done and include in my next update. Much appreciated!

  1. Glens Falls NY is not showing yet there are several high schools in the city, parochial and public. Would love to see St. Alphonsus School and St. Mary’s Academy included here.

  2. I’m looking for Westhampton Beach High School 1965-1970. Thank you! Or if you can point me toward a way to find it.

  3. I’m looking for yearbooks from the small town of about 2,000 people called Salem, NY. Mostly from 2010-2015. Unfortunately, since it’s such a small town and school, it’s very tough to find them.

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