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Subject: Re: [GM-L] High School Yearbooks - Another Source !
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 08:31:18 EDT
An additional thought on sources...
When we had our 50th high school reunion, we produced an updated "yearbook."
Since I was in charge of that project, I sent out a questionaire asking for
the full name of their spouse (maiden name when applicable), names of children
and when they first lived in our town. We also asked for information on what
had gone on in their lives over the past 50 years.
The response was fantastic- one person even mentioned they were married
outside a fort which was part of the military base where he was stationed (that
should help someone later on!). And, several indicated the town from which they
moved before entering high school. We received names of children and
grandchildren - some even indicating where they lived. All in all, it provided a
wealth of information and, of course, a copy was given to our local library as
well as to the Alumni Association (another source when looking for old yearbooks).
I should add that, once the information was returned, I wrote up each in nar
rative form and sent a copy to the submitter to make sure it was accurate
before the final printing. Time consuming- yes - but being a firm believer in
preserving family history, I could not let this opportunity pass by.