In Depth: Search Gear For The Titanic Centennial

R.M.S. Titanic

Credit: Library of Congress

April 15th marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and there will be no shortage of news coverage (or hype) commemorating the event this weekend. The good news is that if you want even more information, facts, images and history, you can take a deep dive on the web to get to the bottom of the historic event. Here’s a roundup of a few sources that we think you might find interesting and useful.’s The Titanic Collection

  • Passenger Lists
  • Crew Lists
  • Deaths at Sea
  • Titanic Survivors, Carpathia Passenger List, 1912
  • Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835–1974
  • Record of Those Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Coroner Inquests and Other Information from the Coroner of Nova Scotia

Note: The Titanic Collection is fee-based. However, a free trial is available through April 15, 2012. You’ll need an login/password. No no credit card is required to obtain one.

RMS Titanic Online Exhibitions

Titanic: 100th Anniversary (National Archives, UK) You can search passenger and crew lists here.

Posted Aboard the R.M.S. Titanic (National Postal Museum)

Titanic: Facts & Images

Images From The British Library

Images From Library and Archives Canada (via Flickr)

Images From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog

Images from National Archives, UK

Images from New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NOAA Commemorates the 100th Birthday of R.M.S Titanic May 31, 2011

“Titanic” (Encyclopedia Smithsonian)

Titanic at 100 Years (The Big Picture/

Titanic’s Final Photographs by Father Frank Browne (BBC)

Titanic Inquiry Project Full Text (Searchable) of the U.S. Senate and British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiries

Titanic in a New Light (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)

The Titanic Sinking: Infographics and Timelines

R.M.S. Titanic and MS Oasis of the Seas: a Comparison (CBC) – The World’s Largest Cruise Ships Then and Now

Remnants of the Disaster to Be Auctioned (AP)

Titanic By the Numbers (

Titanic: Faces of the Crew (BBC)

Titanic Interactive Timeline and Route Map (

RMS Titanic: Videos

Titanic At the National Archives (NARA, U.S.) YouTube Preview Image

Video: Titanic 86th Anniversary (via C-SPAN Video Library) Recorded April 13, 1998

On the 86th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, two authors discussed their books. Father O’Donnell is the author of The Last Days of the Titanic: Photographs and Mementos of the Tragic Maiden Voyage, published by Rinehart. Mr. Kuntz is the author of The Titanic Disaster Hearings: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation, published by Pocket Books.1
Titanic’s Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler (Twelve; October 1, 2008) author Brad Matsen talked about his book with deep-sea divers and shipwreck investigators, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, both of whom assisted Mr. Matsen in writing the book

Finally, on Sunday April 15, C-SPAN will Air and Stream on C-SPAN 3: “Report Into The Loss of the RMS Titanic” (Video Preview).

The Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Of those onboard, 1,496 perished and 712 were saved. To mark this centennial anniversary, author Samuel Halpern spoke at the National Archives about the findings of a modern day report into perhaps the 20th century’s most storied disaster at sea.

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About The Author: is a librarian, author, and an online information analyst based in suburban Washington, DC. He is the co-founder and co-editor of INFOdocket and and prior to that was founder/editor of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. He has worked for Blekko,, and at Search Engine Watch where he was news editor. In 2001, Price was the co-author (with Chris Sherman) of the best-selling book The Invisible Web.

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