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Event Education-Navigating Maritime History: A Comprehensive Webinar.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • 391



 Navigating Maritime History: A Comprehensive Webinar by Peter McCracken

Dive into the world of maritime history with renowned expert Peter McCracken, co-founder of, in an exciting, informative webinar hosted by the Tennessee Genealogical Society. This one-hour session, tailored to both amateur and seasoned researchers alike, will navigate you through the vast ocean of maritime historical research. Peter will guide you through the process of uncovering historical ship records, maritime voyages, and personal narratives, and how these can add depth and richness to your genealogical studies. Using the extensive resources of as a primary focus, he’ll demonstrate how to leverage its unique citation database to locate and learn about specific vessels, their voyages, and the people they carried.

But the journey won’t stop there. Peter will also explore other tools and techniques to further your maritime research, casting a wide net to ensure no stone is left unturned in your search for seafaring ancestors and maritime connections. Finally, the session will conclude with a Q&A, providing an opportunity for you to ask Peter your most pressing maritime history and research questions. Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of maritime history research, uncover new resources, and add a new dimension to your genealogical investigations. Sail into the past with us and explore your history like never before.

Peter McCracken is co-founder and publisher of He holds a Masters in Library Science and a Masters in Maritime History, and has worked as a reference librarian at East Carolina University and the University of Washington. In 2000, he co-founded Serials Solutions with his brothers and a high school friend; the company was acquired by ProQuest in 2004. Since 2016 he has been Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University. McCracken has written a quarterly column on “Maritime History on the Internet” in Sea History magazine since 2004; in 2014 he received a Sea History Award of Appreciation for this work. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina School of Information & Library Science, and in 2011 he received the ALCTS Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award.

Access will be through GoToWebinar.  Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


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