How to Find School Pictures

By Leigh Egan
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Pictures often bring us back to a time of treasured moments with friends, laughter, sharing, and even embarrassing moments spent during our school years. As the years go on, however, photos get lost, leaving many people wondering if there is a way to find copies or originals of their school pictures. If you are looking for school pictures, there are resources available in order to help you find your treasured mementos, no matter how long ago or how recent the school photographs may be.

Step 1

Contact the school or schools directly to determine if you can order or view school pictures. Note that some schools may have yearbooks available to view while other schools may be able to provide you with information on where to order school pictures.

Step 2

Go online to the Old-Yearbooks website (old-yearbooks.com). Select the state, then proceed to the next page. Browse the schools listed in the state with yearbooks and pictures available. Be aware that though the site is constantly updating, its stock of available yearbook pictures is limited.

Step 3

Go online to the E-Yearbook website (e-yearbook.com). Click on the "Register Now" icon located in at the top of the home page, then proceed to the next page. As of May 2010, E-Yearbook charged a monthly fee of $4.95 or yearly fee $29.95. Fill out the appropriate information, then click the "Go to Step 2" tab to proceed to the following page. Enter your payment information on the following page, then click "Submit" to confirm your order. You will now be able to search for school photos and yearbooks.

Step 4

Go online to Classmates.com. Complete the registration process, then browse through the message boards, member lists, and photo albums. Note that Classmates.com is free to join, but a membership fee of $59 for two years, $39 for one year, or $15 for three months is required in order to contact other members. Consider contacting old classmates that may not be on the Classmates site, as well.

Step 5

Contact the local historical society in the town or city in which the school is located. Note that educational institutions and alumni often donate old pictures to the historical societies. Inquire if the photos you are looking for are currently available.

About the Author

Leigh Egan, a professional writer since 2000, has vast experience within academic research, journalism and web writing. She has written for Lifetips.com and various other websites, and works as a staff writer and a freelance journalist. Egan majored in English at Kennesaw State University and holds a certification in creative writing and grant writing.