Titanic Research and the Media

The media greatly contributed to Titanic’s legendary status, and it’s especially true in the entertainment industry. No other ship has generated so many books, documentaries, and movies. New authors still emerge with fresh insights.

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A Titanic Legacy

Further advancements were set in place with regard to marine protocol after the tragedy. International Ice Patrols (ICPs) now constantly monitor the north Atlantic for icebergs. Of course, modern-day ship communications operate via computer systems, so reporting danger is quicker and much more efficient than at the time of the Titanic.

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The Titanic: a Century’s Struggle to Learn the Truth

Whether rational or not, Titanic has attained legendary status and stands out from other ships and shipwrecks. The sole reason, if there is one, isn’t certain, but a continuously growing community of experts and enthusiasts holds Titanic in its collective heart and keeps her stories as fresh and alive as they were a century ago. What more can be said about the ship and those aboard?

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The Infamous Ordeal of Touch

It’s an ancient practice with roots so far back, no singular origin is known. It was practiced across civilized nations as far back as Richard the Lionhearted. Many Arabic documents make mention of a similar ritual as far back as 800 A.

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Lord William Soulis, the Black Parliament, and the Hermitage

Lord William Soulis (d. 1320 or 1321) is remembered as a cruel Scottish landowner. History states he was the grandson of Nicholas de Soulis, one of the original 13 who claimed the Scottish crown.

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The Crossroads of the Corpse Road

There is a wealth of fascinating lore surrounding something as simple as an intersection, or “crossroads.” This commonplace fixture of our landscape was once held as a mystical place where dark and infernal forces conspired. In much of Britain and throughout Europe, the crossroads were feared at a variety of periods in time.

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The History of the Death Certificate

As many genealogists can tell you, death certificate research is relatively modern. You can only go back so far and then it seems the paper trail just ends. It may be a surprise to you, but the death certificate is centuries younger than even census records.

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The Female Stranger

Alexandria was a bustling harbor for shipping and trading after the Revolutionary War. One day a large schooner sailed into this Virginia port, owned by an Alexandria merchant named John Dean. The ship carried rum and sugar as its cargo, as well as a handsome, wealthy couple when it entered port on July 25, 1815.

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