Last year, a relative told me that an aunt of hers had been on board the Lusitania when it sank on May 7, 1915. I thought I'd surprise that person by finding the relative's name on the passenger list. I envisioned being able to easily access this on microfilm, photocopy the pertinent page and the same day mail it off to my relative who would be thrilled, grateful and in return keep me in lasagna and tiramisu for at least a month. It didn't work out quite like that. While in the pursuit, it occurred to me that maybe others are out there wondering the same thing, wanting a nostalgic look at dear Great-Aunt Ethel's name just one more time. After surfing the 'net, cranking endless rolls of microfilm, making numerous trips to the library and, ordering two books online from Barnes and Noble's out-of-print section, this list is now ready for viewing. This list was first posted 5/3/200 and already it has gone through several incarnations. I am still learning about websites, know almost nothing about HTML or how to link pages and all that other stuff. I figured though, if I wait until I have totally mastered all the skills necessary before posting this list, it might not ever get posted at all. I hope visitors to this site can find useful information on it and will contribute to it.
Enjoy the list. Please feel free to send feedback, especially if you have further information about a particular individual or family that you would like to see included here and passed on to others.
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