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 November, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)
- Bismarck State College Alumni Magazine
- Bismarck State College Alumni News
- Dickinson State University Alumni News
- Glenburn High School, Alumni Directory, 1922-1972
- Mayville State University Alumni Magazine
- Mercer School Alumni Directory
- Minot State University Alumni Magazine
- North Dakota Agricultural College Alumni Directory, 1920-1921
- North Dakota Agricultural College Alumni Directory, December 1915
- North Dakota State College of Science Alumni News
- North Dakota State College of Science Commencement Programs
- North Dakota State University Alumni News
- North Dakota State University College of Engineering Alumni Newsletter
- North Dakota State University Magazine
- Rolette High School Alumni Directory
- Strasburg Schools Alumni List
- University of Jamestown Alumni Magazine
- University of Jamestown Alumni News
- University of Mary Alumni Magazine
- University of North Dakota Alumni Directory
- University of North Dakota Alumni Magazine
- University of North Dakota Alumni Register, v.4, no.4; June 1914
- University of North Dakota School of Law Alumni Magazine
- University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Alumni Newsletter
- University of North Dakota, Alumni Bulletin, 1909-1922
- University of North Dakota. Alumni Directory
- Valley City State University Alumni Bulletin
- Valley City State University Alumni News
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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