Free North Carolina High School and College Yearbooks Online

Yearbooks from high school or college are one of the most fun sets 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 school’s yearbooks are available online.

(Updated April 2024)​

North Carolina Online Yearbooks

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

For all Free North Carolina Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on North Carolina, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

3 replies on “Free North Carolina High School and College Yearbooks Online”

My yearbook isn’t included on the list. I attended Roanoke High school in Robersonville NC and graduated in 1990

I have the same problems as Marvin Wilford. I attended East Yancey High School in Burnsville, NC and graduated in 1973. All I can find is the annual for 1972. Can you give me a helping hand?
Robert Howard

I would to see a list of schools & possible yearbooks from Watauga, NC, and not, Boone, NC. There were several more schools located than just Appalachian High School.

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