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School and Alumni Records

School records, including elementary, high school, college, university and alumni records, include fascination details and statistics about our ancestors. Learn how to find and research old school records around the world with these handy school records guides and links.

Education Records: Insights to Souls
From African American to Yearbooks, Loretto Dennis Szucs details the ABC's of school records in this article from the Jan/Feb 1995 issue of Ancestry Magazine.

Establishing a School Archives
Practical suggestions from the National Archives and Records Administration on establishing and maintaining a school archives or historical collection. An excellent school or district-wide project!

School Records - An Often Ignored Resource
Ryan Taylor provides an overview of sources for locating old school and alumni records across Canada.

School Records in Canada
A brief overview of the possible sources for school records in Canada including links to the provincial archives.

School Records in Northern Ireland
Guide to educational and school records held by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), includes grant aid applications, inspectors' reports, commissioners' registers, and school district books (registers). In PDF format.

School Records in Scotland
This factsheet available from the National Archives of Scotland in Portable Document Format (PDF) provides a brief history of education in Scotland, plus an overview of the types of records generated by schools in Scotland and how to find them.

School Records in the UK
Learn more about the wide variety of school and teacher records available for research in the UK from this Public Records Office leaflet. Scroll down to the bottom for links to further leaflets on technical school records, teacher records, etc.

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