Comments for ShipIndex.org Blog http://blog-edit.shipindex.org ShipIndex.org news and other things maritime history geeks might be in to Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:10:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Comment on A New Book on the Maritime History of the World by Ethan A. May http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2013/09/a-new-book-on-the-maritime-history-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-172023 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:10:07 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=259#comment-172023 These awards, in the fields of maritime history and the history of navigation and astronomy, are for periods of up to three months to encourage research into the Museum’s collections by overseas scholars, museum professionals or those living at a distance from London.

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Comment on Guest Post, from Cathryn Prince, Author of “Death in the Baltic” by Stan http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2013/08/guest-post-from-cathryn-prince-author-of-death-in-the-baltic/comment-page-1/#comment-134153 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:58:14 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=254#comment-134153 Great post. I enjoyed it for all the resources that you mention. Plus, due to your praise of Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest, I might even give those a try too. Thanks, and I wish you great success with your writing.

Stan
(MWSA)

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Comment on Guest Post, from Cathryn Prince, Author of “Death in the Baltic” by Jill Swenson http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2013/08/guest-post-from-cathryn-prince-author-of-death-in-the-baltic/comment-page-1/#comment-134017 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:39:39 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=254#comment-134017 Fascinating to hear how social media is used for research purposes. Too many focus on its (overestimated) marketing potential. Appreciate the shout-out to Swenson Book Development llc. The match between ShipIndex.org and your book on the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff was a sweet one to make. ShipIndex.org is an incredible resource.

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Comment on “The Genealogy Event” in NYC, and Glazier ‘Immigrants to America’ series by J http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/11/the-genealogy-event-in-nyc-and-glazier-immigrants-to-america-series/comment-page-1/#comment-113867 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:51:37 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=239#comment-113867 I’m sorry that the links I enclosed were stripped out. It makes some of the statements meaningless. >_<

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Comment on “The Genealogy Event” in NYC, and Glazier ‘Immigrants to America’ series by J http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/11/the-genealogy-event-in-nyc-and-glazier-immigrants-to-america-series/comment-page-1/#comment-113865 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:49:07 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=239#comment-113865 An extract of some/all? of the “Germans to America” data is found on the website of the National Archives:

The site has a two-step search. You’ll note that one search provides the names of passengers and the other gives ship information. The ships can be searched by name alone, but no “Le Harve” was found. This doesn’t automatically mean that such a ship didn’t exist based on the GTA data alone.

The “Germans to America” series is a mammoth undertaking that resulted in many errors. For example, many Baltimore disembarkations are missing or misplaced. My own grandfather arrived 22 April 1891 in Baltimore aboard the “SS Weimar” and a look at the original manifest confirms that he sailed into Baltimore. However, he and his fellow passengers are found on the Castle Garden website right along side with all those who really did sail into New York City: . Dr. Ira Glazier, of GTA fame, is the Director of the Center for Castle Garden Immigration. (The site’s timeline says that the last immigrants to Castle Garden arrived in 1890.) I don’t know what the print version of GTA says about my GF’s destination port.

Scroll down on this Research Center for German Emigrants in the USA (“DAUSA” – also called “NAUSA”, but I don’t know why) site to find a variety of essays on the problems known to exist in “Germans to America”: .

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Comment on Old Ship Picture Galleries temporarily down – what should ShipIndex do? by peter http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2013/03/old-ship-picture-galleries-temporarily-down-what-should-shipindex-do/comment-page-1/#comment-70479 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:03:27 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=250#comment-70479 I decided to remove the data, and I did so this morning. It certainly hurt to remove over 100,000 citations from my database, but if the site comes back, I will quickly return the data to the database.

It seemed to me that having over 100,000 bad links visible to users wasn’t a benefit to anyone, and taking them out was the only thing to do. I hope to follow up with the webmaster and the individual who has been bugging him, to see if there’s anything that can be done here, but I don’t hold out much hope for it.

As with the PMARS datafile (http://blog.shipindex.org/2013/02/deleting-data-sometimes-it-must-be-done/), this is a good example of the true impermanence of digital data. Content online can disappear at any time, for any reason.

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Comment on “The Genealogy Event” in NYC, and Glazier ‘Immigrants to America’ series by peter http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/11/the-genealogy-event-in-nyc-and-glazier-immigrants-to-america-series/comment-page-1/#comment-54149 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:47:24 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=239#comment-54149 Just after posting this, I learned that next year’s show will be November 1 & 2, 2013, again at Metropolitan Pavilion. Put it on your calendar!

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Comment on Report from Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE by Joy Fitzpatrick, nee Merry http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/03/report-from-who-do-you-think-you-are-live/comment-page-1/#comment-52736 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:42:41 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=229#comment-52736 My Father , Alan Merry was a Japanese interpreter in the Royal Navy. I know that when we were in Melbourne aout feb 1942 until 1945 he had been working with the US .
I was only a baby then and my parents died 1983 and 1984
so I heard little of what they were doing. I had stoies of the admiral sendin the car US 1 when we were sick to take us up to the hills and friends phoning to say that they had a delivery of food so have the oven on at a certain time as they were coming to dinner. I still have a silver dollar I was given by one of them. I would love to know more about the work they were doing.

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Comment on More on US Navy ship naming by Wazzup Now – Still into Ships? « Ash N. Finn http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/04/more-on-us-navy-ship-naming/comment-page-1/#comment-30276 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:24:08 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=232#comment-30276 [...] me even subscribes to ship related tweets one of which got me to visit the SHIPINDEX.org blog today and here’s what made me anchor there for a [...]

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Comment on Watch out for inaccurate citation numbers! by peter http://blog-edit.shipindex.org/2012/02/watch-out-for-inaccurate-citation-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-23889 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:13:39 +0000 http://blog.shipindex.org/?p=226#comment-23889 Everything is back to normal! Great news. Now we head to London to tell the world about ShipIndex.org.

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