School records are one of the most under-used sources of genealogical information. State and federal laws, however, govern school records. The current law is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records. Older records are available, some being found in historical societies or in local and state archives.
- Ashmore, Edythe. Lest We Forget. Detroit: Eby &
Stubbs, 1905. A brief history and biographies of the Detroit
Training School alumni.
- Coldham, Peter Wilson. Child Apprentices in America from
Christ's Hospital, London, 1616-1778. Baltimore, Maryland:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990. This book contains extracts
from admission records for Christ's Hospital in London, which
was a home and school for orphans. As many orphans were
apprenticed in America, records include name of the ship and the
state to where the apprentice was going.
- Helge, Jan and Paula Malak, editors. The Greater Roseland
Area of Chicago. South Holland, Illinois: South Suburban
Genealogical and Historical Society, 1994. Alumni register.
- Jensen, Cecile W. "The ABCs of School Records." NGS
NewMagazine 32:4 (October/November/December 2006) pp. 51-54.
One Room Schoolhouse Association.
The One-Room Schoolhouse Resource Center.
- Prentiss, George Lewis. The Union Thelogical Seminary in
the City of New York: Historical and Biographical Sketches of
its First Fifty Years. New York: A.D.F. Randolph & Co.,
- School Records and Census: Hidden Genealogical Gems. Southwest Florida Library Network.