The Genealogy of Titanic’s Passengers and Crew
In anticipation of the Titanic‘s 100th anniversary, a group of dedicated Geni users made it their mission to build the family trees of every Titanic passenger and crew member. Yes, that’s right - every single one. The RMS Titanic project was created to identify and list the survivors and casualties of the sinking of the Titanic. Today, they are proud to report that they were successful in accomplishing their goal! Through a truly collaborative effort, and spearheaded by three Geni Curators, Anne-Marie Healy, June Barnes and Terry Jackson, everyone was able to bring to light the lives and stories of those most affected by that fateful day.
The Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship of its time and carried some of the wealthiest and most prominent figures on board. On April 14, 1912 at 11:40pm the Titanic struck an iceberg just four days into her maiden voyage. Two hours and 40 minutes later at 2:20am on April 15, the “unsinkable” ship had sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. About 1,517 people lost their lives in what is considered one of the worst maritime disasters in history.
We encourage everyone to check out the project to learn more about the Titanic passengers and crew. And just because all the passengers and crew have been added, it doesn’t mean the work stops there. The project can still use your help to further enhance and expand the family trees of all those involved.
Do you have a relative who was on board the Titanic? Share their stories with us in the comments below or join the project’s public discussions to connect with others and help honor and preserve your relative’s stories!
Be sure to also check out the related projects for a breakdown of crew and passengers by class. Get started now and join this extraordinary group of collaborators in helping to connect everyone to the World Family Tree.