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Using the Archives

The Log Digital Archives is powered by Omeka, a popular online archival database program. Omeka can be intimidating to first users, so we’ll guide you through some of the features.

To access the full layout of the Log Digital Archives' records, select the Browse Collections tab at the top right of the screen. If you wish to read a back issue of the Log, you will find them in the Seafarers Log Issues collection in 10-year increments. You can then scroll through the pages until you find the issue that you want. Open the item, and then click on the PDF to get a full screen view.

For a narrow search for something in particular, try:

  1. Using the Omeka archival database program:

 Omeka Guide 

  2. Doing a Google Search: Type in Site: Seafarerslog.org    followed by the name, ship, event, etc. 

Example: If doing a search for John Smith, you would enter in the search bar:

Site: Seafarerslog.org John Smith