Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Online Index to Ships in Books

If you're a historian, modelmaker, genealogist, fact-checker or anyone else who needs information about a particular ship/vessel, check out ShipIndex.org. This free database includes over 100,000 entries, with the goal being over a million entries and eventually in non-English language resources. Along with entries on notables like the Titanic, you can use this database to find out about vessels that are mentioned in just one or two resources. The content indexed in the database includes books on whaling, warfare, fishing, immigration, trade, disasters, slavery, and much, much more. This database would be of particular interest to the professional or occasional genealogist trying to learn more about a specific vessel on which an individual traveled.

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