April 2008

Ahoy there shipmates!

Welcome to the April issue, with its distinctly nautical theme.

This month commemorates the 96th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner the ‘Titanic’, with the loss of around 1500 lives. Velma Dinkley has written about the ship and the disaster, as well as looking into the life of the captain, Edward J Smith and providing a guide to tracing ancestors who were onboard.

Alongside the articles, we take a brief look at various seafaring occupations. You will find more information and useful links in the Family Tree Forum’s Reference Library, The Wiki.

We have seven stories from FTF members who have researched their seafaring ancestors, which make fascinating reading. We hope that these have inspired you to trace yours.