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Incredible Genealogy Find (R.M.S. Baltic Stationary)

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Greetings Everyone,



Being very much into genealogy, I was going through the hundreds of personal letters from the children of my 2nd great-grandparents and I decided to take a closer look at an old letter that was written on ships stationary. I always knew about this letter, however, with the other endless genealogy research projects, I just never got around to take a closer inspection of this particular letter. The letter is addressed to my great aunt, May Ivory, from her future sister-in-law, Constance Randall, and was dated June 14, 1910, with an envelope postmarked "REC'D. June 24, 1910 Coalinga, CA." Seeing the flag emblem on both the letter and envelope it stood out as something I had seen before but I just couldn't remember the connection. . . ."Where had I seen this before?" Ha! Well, after doing a quick search of the R.M.S. Baltic online I couldn't believe my eyes! The emblem, of course, is the White Star Line and the Baltic was one of the ships that gave "ice warnings" to the R.M.S. Titanic as she sailed into history. Although the letter was written nearly 2 years before the terrible events of April 15, 1912, I was absolutely stunned at having this letter and a little piece of the Titanic history. It is also worth mentioning that this stationary was most likely the same as used on the Titanic as well. My hands are still shaking! Incredible!!   

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Edited by Mike Shea
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A great find for you and a very interesting maritime connection for your family.





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It's also interesting that it is addressed 'General Delivery'. Back then when the mail arrived at the post office the postmaster knew everyone in town and no further address was needed.



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