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.
Ancestry.com’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 Ancestry.com 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.
Titanic: Facts & Images
Titanic Inquiry Project Full Text (Searchable) of the U.S. Senate and British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiries
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
RMS Titanic: Videos
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
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.