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Southern District of New York Admiralty Lusitania Case File

In the Matter of the Petition of the Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, as Owner of the Steamship LUSITANIA for Limitation of its Liability
NARA Record Group 21: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 1814-
Series: Admiralty Case Files, 1790 - 1966
Scope and Content: This case was initiated to limit the liability of the Cunard Steamship Company, for loss of life and property resulting from the sinking of the Lusitania. The case file contains court papers, evidence, and claims of survivors and representatives of the deceased.  The index entries include document description and date.

To find out what information may be available, and how to obtain it, contact:
National Archives at New York
One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638

Records Search: Lusitania Admiralty Cases Southern District NY

This database contains an index to records of the District Courts related to the sinking of the Lusitania.
Below you can search for a description of the document, which may contain a person's name, or the filing date of the case.

NOTE: Words to Search for can be surnames, ship names, or any other words. Individual words can be partial words ending with an * (asterisk) as a wildcard.  It will NOT work if the asterisk begins a word, only if it's at the end of one. A phrase can be something like "Answers of Petitioner" or "Executor of".


It is important to note that both short words and "common" words (known also as "stop words") may be ignored even if they are included in MUST appear, Exclude, or in a Phrase.

Words to Search for: Words that should be found but are not given the highest importance.

Words that MUST appear: Words to be given heavier weight aka more importance in your search.

Words to EXCLUDE that Should NOT appear: Words you wish NOT to be included in search results.

Phrases: Up to 3 Exact Match Phrases you want included in your search results.

The German Genealogy Group wishes to thank Stu Stahl, who transcribed the records from the original Register!

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