This coming Sunday marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Ancestry.com recently opened a 200,000 records collection into the lives of the passengers, crew, and others associated with the Titanic. 1,517 people died when the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the northern Atlantic. In Ancestry.com’s own words:
“Discover fascinating details about passengers and crew who sailed aboard the doomed ship in our new Titanic collection. From occupations, names and ages of those who bought a coveted ticket to death records and coroner’s inquest files of those who lost their lives, you’ll find a story both tragic and heroic. You might even find your own connection to the most famous maritime disaster in history.”
In addition to the records, there is a section on the history of the ship and her devastating maiden voyage.