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The sailor superstitions the Titanic ignored ›

13 April, 2012

Did you know that six traditional sailor superstitions were ignored on the Titanic’s maiden voyage to New York? Take a look at the evidence we’ve uncovered in our collection of Titanic records. Prepare yourself, some of the superstitions may seem a bit silly… Sailor superstition #1: Women on board a ship make the sea angry The header pages from the… Read more ›

Findmypast.co.uk launches new Titanic records ›

5 April, 2012

Today marks the launch of two fascinating sets of records, which include information about the Titanic: Maritime births, marriages and deaths and White Star Line Officers’ books. We’re thrilled to offer you the most comprehensive collection of Titanic records anywhere online. Maritime births, marriages and deaths Search for your ancestors in vivid full colour scans of the original birth, marriage… Read more ›

Behind the scenes of Find My Past the TV show: director’s cut ›

25 November, 2011

We’ve been chatting to Adam Donneky, producer and director of two episodes of Find My Past the TV show, to find out the view from behind the camera. FMP: What was your role in the series? How did you do this? Adam: I was one of five producer/directors involved in this series of Find My Past the TV show. I… Read more ›

Behind the scenes of Find My Past the TV show: Chris Hollins ›

18 November, 2011

We’ve been chatting exclusively to Chris Hollins about what it was like to present Find My Past the TV show. Chris tells us about his favourite moments and how presenting the series has encouraged him to research his own family tree. FMP: Are you interested in history? Chris: Very much. It was my favourite subject at school when I was… Read more ›

Behind the scenes of Find My Past the TV show: Titanic part 2 ›

31 October, 2011

Tim Rickeard was one of the participants in Titanic, the second episode of Find My Past the TV show. Read our exclusive interview with Tim as he tells us what it was like to appear on the show. FMP: What was the most surprising or emotional moment for you? Tim: Reading the personal narrative by eye-witness Joseph Scarrott of the… Read more ›

Behind the scenes of Find My Past the TV show: Titanic ›

28 October, 2011

Jessica Wilson appeared in Titanic, the second episode of Find My Past the TV show. We talked to Jessica to find out her experiences of appearing on the show and how it has affected her life. Q: What was the most surprising or emotional moment for you? A: Reading my great-grandfather’s own account in the New York Times of the… Read more ›

Find My Past the TV show is coming soon ›

13 October, 2011

Find My Past the TV show is an exciting new 10-part series which unites ordinary members of the public with their ancestors. Each week, we take three members of the public on a journey to discover how they are related to someone from a significant historical event, by searching the records on findmypast.co.uk. We follow each of them as they… Read more ›

Proof of Titanic letter-writer’s fated trip found in findmypast.co.uk’s passenger records ›

27 July, 2010

A letter from a first class passenger aboard the Titanic to his wife fetched a reported £55,000 at auction on Saturday 17th April at Devizes, Wiltshire, and we’ve found the author in findmypast.co.uk’s passenger lists. The letter was written by an Adolphe Saalfeld, a 47-year old German manufacturer of perfumes living in London and was dated 10th April 1912, the… Read more ›

Proof of Titanic letter-writer’s fated trip found in our passenger records ›

19 April, 2010

A letter from a first class passenger aboard the Titanic to his wife fetched a reported £55,000 at auction on Saturday 17th April at Devizes, Wiltshire, and we’ve found the author in our passenger lists. The letter was written by an Adolphe Saalfeld, a 47-year old German manufacturer of perfumes living in London and was dated 10th April 1912, the… Read more ›