Titanic Records Online

By admin • News • 9 Apr 2012

More than 200,000 Titanic records inclusive of a number of wills and coroner inquest files are online to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the beautifully, grand luxury liner.

The British family history website Ancestry.co.uk has published the records, which includes mentions of 1,500 passengers who died with Titanic sinking.  The records indicate the names, ages, occupations, nationalities of people who died, including the positions and addresses of the crew which included about 900 people.

You can access the Titanic records database for free till May 31, 2012. You will also find the wills of Captain Edward Smith, the business tycoons John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim.  There are pictures of grave headstones of 121 passengers and inquest files and records numbering to 330, the bodies that were recovered at sea.

Ancestry.co.uk content manager, Miriam Silverman, said  “over the generations, many families may have heard rumours that they had an ancestor aboard theTitanic, or even lost the evidence proving it. We’re very pleased to be able to offer access to these valuable records for free, enabling thousands to uncover the story of their ancestor’s tragic voyage.”

The Titanic records online database also has a passenger list from the Caprathia, a ship that came to help the passenger, albeit after 4 hours to pick up Titanic survivors which were around 700.

Titanic was built in Belfast, and though it was known to be quite a formidable ship, the lack of human vision and carelessness lay bare when the ship hit an iceberg during its maiden voyage to New York on April 15, 1912.

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One Response

  1. Elaine Lebron

    I would genuinely like to see the pictures of the grave headstones of 121 passengers and inquest files and records numbering to 330, the bodies that were recovered at sea.

    Most importantly, titanic records database which I understand was free. How am I able to access this. Thank you!!

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