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Ancestry 1998 - The Unsinkable Titanic

The sinking of the Titanic happened almost a hundred years ago (1912) and the story still fascinates the world. The tragedy was reported in newspapers everywhere. This article includes information about researching ancestors who were passengers on steamships.

Table of Contents


  • The Unsinkable Titanic by Alyssa Hickman
    The notorious maritime tragedy revisited, plus stories about researching steamship passengers
  • The Third Degree: Tips for a Successful Interview by George Thurston
    A pro explains how to get the most from interviews with relatives
  • Visiting Your Small-Town Roots by Sheilah Kirker
    Tips on planning a successful visit to your ancestral town
  • Publishing Your Genealogy by Christine A. Reed
    A guide to self-publishing your family history
  • The Czar's Anniversary by Rafael Guber
    How family stories can provide research clues


  • Editor's Note
  • Comment
    New Year's resolutions; ASG Scholar Award announced
  • Book View
    by Sandra H. Luebking, FUGA Notices of new genealogical books
  • Case Study: My Search for Sjaardas by Janet Sjaarda Sheer's
    An unusual Dutch surname leads the author on a challenging quest
  • Technology: Keep the Goal in Mind by Lance Jacob, AG
    How to decide if (and how much) to upgrade your computer and software


  • Library and Archive Sources
    Using Organizational Records in Family History
    by Curt B. Witcher, FUGA
    Putting your ancestors in context with the help of organizational records
  • Research Cornerstones
    Copyrights, Plagiarism, and Ethics: Rights to Use Information
    by Donn Devine, CGsm, CGIsm
    An overview of the laws governing family history information
  • Back to Basics: Organizing Your Genealogy
    by Terry and Jim Willard
    What points to consider in compiling your family history

Cover: Illustration by Ken Marschall
©1995 from Titanic: An Illustrated History, a Hyperion/Madison Press book.

Publication Information

  • Title: Ancestry Magazine
  • Issue: Volume 16, Number 1, January-February 1998
  • Pages: 58
  • Dimensions: 21.4 x 27.8 x 3 cm
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