Craig Stringer's Titanic People CD-Rom

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I want to give a hand to Craig Stringer for his wonderful CD-ROM - an extraordinary accomplishment. This modest researcher is painstakingly accurate and thorough and has done an incredible job not only turning up information but having the vision to package it in such a attractive AND usable way.

My apologies if praise for the CD-Rom has been given elsewhere on ET but, if it has, I've missed it. I just think it deserves to meet with the wholehearted gratitude of the Titanic research community. It's the very definition of first class work. Thanks Craig!
 
Apr 11, 2001
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Applauding madly here as well- printed out it makes a formidable VOLUME for the bookshelf- beautifully organized, wonderfully portable and at the amazing price of 15.00- it IS the last word in research. Bravo.
 
Jan 5, 2001
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Now you've all got me blushing! Thank you for those kind words, I must admit it has been quite an anxious time to see how the CD would be received. I did enjoy writing it though, and was quite surprised at what I knew.
'the last word in Titanic research'. Thank you Shelley, that is kind of you, but I'm sure there are others who could do better, and I know I'm waiting for Phil and Brian to complete their masterpiece.
Again, thank you
Craig
 

Bob Godfrey

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For Craig it probably took about 20 years! For the rest of us, just a few days (UK delivery) if I remember right.
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Have been browsing these bios with great interest. I was amazed to find out that 3rd class passenger Rosa Abbott was born in my hometown of Dudley, West Midlands! Up until now I thought the closest were the Davis brothers from West Bromwich. Thanks Craig! No doubt, I'm in for a few more surprises yet.

Cheers,

Boz
 

Phillip Gowan

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Craig, a belated congratulations on a stupendous undertaking and end product of which you should rightfully be proud. Anyone that hasn't gotten a copy of your CD should make it their prime objective. Great stuff--hope you make a fortune on it!

Phil
 

Ben Holme

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I've made a few references to Craig's excellent CD on other threads, but just to reinforce them now, this is a must-have for anyone interested in Titanic's people. Fascinating new details can be found in almost every biography, and even the cross-channel passengers are given their own substantial section.

Great Work!

Ben
 

Bob Godfrey

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It's on a CD-ROM in the form of a series of pdf files - like the ones used here on ET to display the research articles. There's no printed version unless you print out the 'pages' from your own computer. If you follow the link I gave in my earlier posting above you can download some samples in pdf format.
 
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Hello Craig - Just heard about your terrific CD-ROM. What a great idea. I've been trying to research a 2nd class passenger William Henry Gillespie who died on Titanic. He was my uncle. Is it true that William had a wife? I will be grateful for a response. Thanks for your help. Carolyn cwilgo@msn.com
 
Jan 5, 2001
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Hello Carolyn,

Thank you for your comments. I understand that William had recently married, but that his wife was to remain in Ireland. In official claim materials, I have only seen William's mother mentioned. It is odd that his bride did not make a similar claim. Have you contacted Senan Maloney. He has done some magnificent research into the Irish on board the Titanic. It is likely that he would know, if anyone does.
Regards Craig
 
Apr 27, 2003
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Hello Carolyn - Here is my printout on Mr. G. - I think it shows that he not married:
Gillespie, Mr. William. Missing, En route to Coffee Palace, Abbeyleix. 1031, Harwood Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Irish citizen. Law clerk. Aged 34 years,
(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number 44. Gillespie, mother. Grant £75.
 
Aug 29, 2002
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Dear Brian

Thanks for your help. The info I have indicates his residence in Abbeyleix, Ireland and that he was en route to Vancouver, B.C. on a business trip for the Viscount who owned the carpet co. that furnished some finery for Titanic, according to Senan in his book. I'm glad to have the actual Canadian address. If William had a wife, it must've been a well kept secret.
Best regards, Carolyn
 
Aug 29, 2002
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Hello Craig -

I've been in touch with Senan and he can find no evidence that Gillespie had a wife. He lives close to Abbeyleix and has looked in all the records of Queens County. It would seem to me Church of Ireland archives would have a record of the marriage. According to his birth certificate William was 31. Can you enlighten this old lady further? I'd be most grateful.
Best regards, Carolyn
 
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Hello Carolyn,
I am sorry, but I can add nothing more. The note on Gillespie I came across years ago when I was first starting out. It was in a 1912 newspaper, but for the life of me I can't find which one. It seems the paper was in error. Most of my Titanic related notes have been in storage since last November when we moved house, but if I come across anything I will let you know.
Sincerely
Craig
 
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Christina Rindt

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Craig, is the information you mention on your CD ROM? I think it's page 88 on 2nd Class Passengers. You mention that W.H. Gillespie left a wife behind in Ireland when he was to sail to the US, yet his mother was given compensation for his loss and does not mention his wife. Is that the newspaper error you mentioned? It looks like a misunderstanding from the reporter's interpretation of events. You ever heard of a reporter making mistakes before? Mysterious.....