Hydie, the only case I know of occurred last year. It had long been thought that the small boy buried at the expense of the crew of Mackay-Bennett was Gösta Pålsson. A team from Lakehead University in Ontario established that the victim was really Eino Vijami Panula. The full, rather gruesome, story is on this site if you search. There's also a special article you can get to via the home page.
Hello. In doing genealogy research I've discovered that I apparently am a descendant (not a direct line) of Thomas Andrews. Was his body ever found? And if so, where is it buried? I'd appreciate any information anyone might have.
I imagine I have chosen the right topic for this post. Just have something I want to share...I was going thru some genealogy magazines that I have for my family research and was reading one on DNA. In it they use the example of Eino Viljami Panula of Finland. I saw the documentary on TV not too long ago about the search for the identity of the "Unknown Child" too.
The article talks about the crew members of the Mackay-Bennett finding his little body and transported him to Halifax for a burial. The DNA testing was done in October 2002 so that means that he was unidentified for almost a century which is so sad. Anyway, the documentary was down by PBS and it was called "Secrets of the Dead: Titanic's Ghosts". The article also gives a site to visit about Eino: <dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20021104/titanic.html>
I haven't visited it yet myself but I still wanted to share.