Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, announced today that it will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic by releasing the most comprehensive online collection of records relating to the passengers and crew aboard the legendary luxury liner. The collection will be available for free searching from April 9-15, in memory of the ship’s voyage and sinking.
The Titanic Collection can be found at www.ancestry.com/titanic, and includes thousands of Titanic-related records comprised of passenger lists, crew lists and lists of deaths at sea. These important records tell the story of more than 2,200 people that were travelling on the Titanic from Southampton, England towards New York. Tragically, the ocean liner struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk within hours, sending more than 1,500 people to their deaths.
Also included are two databases from Canada. The first collection features headstone images of 121 Titanic victims buried at Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The second, from the Nova Scotia Archives, includes 329 coroner inquest files and 330 records of bodies that were recovered by ships; along with the disposition of those bodies.
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