Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On the Web and at Ancestry: New Bedford, Massachusetts, Whaling Crew Lists Index, 1809-1927

"The voyage of the Pequod" by Everett Henry (1893–1961) - http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html.
Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_voyage_of_the_Pequod.jpg#/media/File:The_voyage_of_the_Pequod.jpg
I'm gearing up to study Moby Dick (1851) with my 13-year-old, and what do you know, I just discovered that the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Ancestry have a database of New Bedford whaling crew lists that I can use as a tie-in (New Bedford is one of the locations in the book).

"History of New Bedford : and its vicinity, 1602-1892" is available at Ancestry as well as HathiTrust.

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