April 15, 1912... The Titanic Sinks - Check out the Titanic Project.

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One hundred and four years ago, today, in the early hours of the morning, arguably the most famous ship that has ever existed slipped beneath the waves during her maiden voyage. Of the 2,223 passengers and crew of the Titanic, only 706 survived the sinking - and the aftermath of the event sparked culture change throughout the world.

From the tragedy emerged stories of both heroism, as in the likes of John Jacob Astor (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Astor-2), who - though the richest man aboard the vessel - reportedly refused access to a lifeboat to make room for two third class children he saw nearby; and cowardice - to the point that the manager of the White Star Line, J. Bruce Ismay (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ismay-15), was whispered about until his death for his survival. While these stories may be famous, when given the chance to look at the other 2,221 passengers on the ship, many other rich stories abound which are far less unknown... As in the case of William Edward Minahan (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Minahan-38), who left his own legacy in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Several volunteers are currently in the process of indexing those associated with the Titanic, and we could use any willing volunteers. There are many tasks available - writing biographical sketches, connecting passengers to the main tree, tagging profiles already on Wikitree, etc. If you are interested in joining this project, please visit The Titanic Project (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Titanic).
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Luci Goodman G2G5 (5.5k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Thank you for the working you're doing and for posting about it here, Luci. Great project leadership!
I'm doing my best. Thank you for the kind words :)

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Great post Luci - thank you!
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
Thank you, Eowyn. :)
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Looks like a great and very interesting project, wished I had some spare time :D Good luck !
by Bea Wijma G2G6 Pilot (283k points)
Thank you for the well wishes :)  If you ever end up with spare time, let us know, we'd be glad to have you!
I sure will :) If there were Dutch passengers on board that need some work just let me know and I'll be happy to help of course !
Thank you! I'll keep you in mind :)
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This isn't exactly related to genealogy, but I just saw this really interesting computer/video game simulation of the entire sinking of the Titanic over nearly 3 hours.  It's really well done and the actual sinking at the end is really profound to watch:


by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
Wow! I admittedly didn't watch the whole thing, (probably about 15-20 minutes worth at various intervals), but that is an amazing video. I will have to watch more of it some day when I have a bit more free time. Thank you for sharing!
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Interesting project - best of luck. There is a connection to Brightlingsea, Essex. Sidney Conrad Siebert  - a member of the crew who died in the disaster is remembered with a tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea. ( It became a tradition to remember those who died at sea and lived locally with a memorial tile in the "Old Church" ( All Saints) .
by Chris Burrow G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
Thank you for sharing! It would be amazing to see that title!
Will add that to the list.....
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Would love to help if you need it! It sounds like a fun and interesting project!
by Victoria Conway G2G Crew (470 points)
We would love to have your help, Victoria! Is there any area in particular that you would be interested in working on right away? Feel free to message me if you have any questions :)

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