A new Titanic Collection at Ancestry, with primary sources, commemorates the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, the world’s most storied ocean liner.
Thousands of records on the passengers and crew of the ill-fated Titanic have been made public online by Ancestry.com.
The online archive includes passenger lists, crew records, and registers of both victims and survivors. There are also coroner inquest files for bodies recovered at sea and headstone images for 121 victims who were buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The new Titanic Collection is available only to subscribers. The records can be found at www.ancestry.com/titanic.
Also available: Nova Scotia’s digital archives on the Titanic, a sweeping new digital collection that’s free of charge to everyone. It’s from the Nova Scotia Archives, a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. And it’s beautifully done.
My grandfather left Scotland on the next ship after the Titanic. So if, like me, you don’t have Titanic passengers, in your family tree, you can still access thousands of great records on European emigration to America. My ebook, Discovering Immigrant Ancestors, has 25 pages of direct links for 19th- and 20th-century European immigration records through all U.S. ports. Links to naturalization records and lesser-known resources for immigrant ancestors are also included in this Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide.
Find and follow in the footsteps of European immigrant ancestors, who arrived in the second and third waves of immigration to the U.S. between 1865 and 1920. What did your ancestors experience as they left their homes and sailed to America?