12 April 2012
Ancestry.com is marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic by releasing a comprehensive online collection of rec
Ancestry.com is marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic by releasing a comprehensive online collection of records relating to the passengers and crew aboard the legendary luxury liner. The collection is free to search until 15 April, in memory of the ship’s voyage and sinking.
The Titanic Collection includes thousands of Titanic-related records comprising passenger lists, crew lists and lists of deaths at sea. These important records tell the story of more than 2,200 people that were travelling on the Titanic from Southampton, England towards New York. More than 1,500 people died when the ocean liner struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk within hours.
Also included are two databases from Canada. The first collection features headstone images of 121 Titanic victims buried at Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The second, from the Nova Scotia Archives, includes 329 coroner inquest files and 330 records of bodies that were recovered by ships; along with the disposition of those bodies.
Other Titanic-related databases available on Ancestry.com include the Carpathia Passenger List from 1912, which includes many survivors from the Titanic; as well as a broader collection known as ‘Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1975’.
The specific databases within Ancestry.com’s Titanic Collection include the following:
- RMS Titanic, Outward Passenger List, 1912, National Archives, Surrey, England
- RMS Titanic, Deaths at Sea, 1912
- RMS Titanic, Crew Records, 1912
- Nova Scotia, Canada, RMS Titanic Graves, 1912
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, RMS Titanic Fatality Reports, 1912
- Titanic Survivors, Carpathia Passenger List, 1912
- Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835–1974