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Sandra Nyberg

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In my family history research I found out that a woman, Anna Karlsson (from Sweden or Denmark), worked as a chef. And its said that she worked at the titanic and died.

How can I know she was on board, that its true?
I checked the crewlist but didnt find her name..
Is there some way I could find out?
 

Bob Godfrey

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Hallo, Sandra. Only men were employed in the kitchens on the Titanic. But there was a Swede on board who had been born Anna Karlsson. By 1912 she was married to William Skoog (a copper miner) and she and her husband and four children were travelling on the Titanic as 3rd Class passengers. Sadly, none survived the sinking.
 

Sandra Nyberg

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Oh, ok. I guess it could be a family "tale" and that she worked on another ship. If its not the Anna Karlsson you found, Im going to find that out by talking to my mother. Thanks so much for you answer!
 

Bob Godfrey

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Glad to help, Sandra. There are indeed lots of family myths involving the Titanic, but that story is worth looking into. If your Anna was on the ship and had worked ashore as a cook at some time in her life it's easy to see how these elements could have become confused over time.
 

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