It's impossible to avoid all the talk of Titanic in this the centenary week of its maiden voyage. There's a lot of clutter out there so we've decided to sift through it all so you don't have to. You can view some our favourite resources and article below:
This video shows the only existing footage of the Titanic sitting the shipyard of Harland & Wolff in Belfast. Still haunting after 100 years, click image to play:
This second video shows a digital mock-up of exactely how the Titanic sank that fateful night:
- Our sister site findmypast.co.uk has just launched some new Titanic records, the most comprehensive collection available online including: Maritime birth, marriage and death records and the White Star Line Officers books. Search the records on findmypast.co.uk
- Belfast is the place to be to celebrate Titanic's centenary. The fantastic new Titanic exhibition has just opened and tickets are selling like hot cakes, they're currently sold out until the 16th April. Take a look
- Cobh, or Queenstown as it was then know was the Titanic's last port of call. The town also has a huge range of events planned this year, including a visit from An tUachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins today. Cobh 100
- The Encyclopedia Titanica is a fantastic resource featuring facts and history of the the ship, its crew and passengers.
- For the more tech savvy among you there's a new app called Titanic: Her Journey . The app collates the knowledge of the world's foremost Titanic experts in the most interactive way to date. From her construction in the docks of Belfast to the stories of those on board.
- Pinterest is the best social media site for viewing images and this board dedicated to the Titanic is no exception. It features over 200 images of the ship, its crew and passengers.
- Lahardane, in County Mayo, proportionately lost more lives in the 1912 disaster than anywhere else in the world. This article looks at the village still haunted by its loss.
- The tragic story of Titanic's children including Annie Kelly from Mayo.
- Interesting article on how the crew and the passengers of the Titanic ignored maritime superstitions.
If you've come across any other resources please don't hesitate to leave them in the comments below.