GenDisasters...events that touched our ancestors' lives

 

Fires Floods Tornadoes Train Wrecks Search or Browse>>

  Home Earthquakes Hurricanes Ship Wrecks Explosions More...

 

  


San Francisco Earthquake & Fire Apr 1906

.


Long Beach Explosion 1930

.

San Jose Fire Dept, early 1900s

 
 
California Genealogy
 
Search California Birth, Death, Marriage and other records
Vital Records, searchable by surname. Find your ancestors.
 
Search Historic Newspapers Online
Find your ancestors in over 1000 old newspapers from the 1700s-1900s
 
Search US Federal Census Records for Your Ancestors
Searchable by surname and location, index and images, 1790-1930
 
Social Security Death Index
Search SSDI records on millions of Americans, updated frequently
 
Search Historical Documents
Find Your Ancestors in City Directories, Civil War & Revolutionary War Records, Naturalization Records
 
Obituary Collection

Search full-text obituaries from newspapers across the country

.
California Old Photos
Old Photos & Genealogy Blog
Search Over One Million Family Photographs
 

 

California Disasters

Tragic Accidents & Deaths

More California Disasters

Air Disasters
:: San Diego, CA Hydro-Aeroplane Crash, Feb 1914
:: San Diego, CA Navy Airplane Crashes into Ship, Aug 1937
Earthquakes
:: Compton, CA Earthquake Mar 1933
:: Fort Tejon, CA Earthquake Jan 1857
:: Kern County, CA Earthquake 1952
:: Long Beach, CA Earthquake Mar 1933
:: Los Angeles, CA Earthquake Jul 1920
:: Owens Valley, CA Earthquake 1872
:: San Francisco, CA Earthquake & Fire Apr 1906
Explosions
:: Alameda, CA Masonic Temple Gas Explosion, Dec 1904
:: Long Beach, CA 1930 Explosion
:: Los Angeles, CA Times Building Explosion and Fire, Oct 1910
:: Port Chicago, CA Ammunition Ship Explosion, Jul 1944
:: San Francisco, CA Palace Hotel Explosion, Apr 1883
:: San Francisco, CA Explosion, Mar 1906
:: San Francisco, CA Vulcan Powder Co. Explosion, Mar 1882 
:: San Francisco, CA Nitroglycerine Factory Explosion, May 1895
Fires
:: Biggs, CA Fire, Aug 1878
:: Livermore, CA Fire, Sept 1905
:: Los Angeles, CA Ocean Park Pier Fire
:: Oakland, CA Fire, May 1923
:: Redding, CA Presbyterian Church Fire 1915
:: San Bernardino, CA Fire, Oct 1922 
:: San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, Apr 1906
:: San Francisco, CA Almshouse Fire, Mar 1908
:: San Francisco, CA D. Lundy's Furniture Store Fire, Dec 1881
:: San Francisco, CA St. George Hotel Fire, Apr 1909  
:: San Francisco, CA Auditorium Fire, Nov 1915
::

San Francisco, CA Owl Lodging House Fire, Oct 1917

:: San Francisco, CA New Amsterdam Hotel Fire, Mar 1944
:: San Jose, CA Union Lodging House Fire, May 1907
:: Visalia, CA Flouring Mill Fire, Apr 1895
Floods
:: Collinsville Flood 1909
:: Imperial Valley Flood, 1906
:: Los Angeles, CA area Flood and San Francisquito Dam Break, Mar 1928
:: San Jose Flood Mar 1909
Ship Disasters
:: San Francisco, Steamer Columbia Disaster, Jul 1907
:: San Pedro, CA Cruiser Tennessee Ship Explosion, Jun 1908 
Train Wrecks
:: Alameda, CA Train Wreck, Nov 1869
:: Bradley, CA Train Wreck, May 1907
:: Guasti, CA Train Wreck 1947
:: Honda, CA Shriner's Train Wreck, May 1907
:: Lamanda Park, CA Train Wreck, May 1907
:: Los Angeles, CA Train Wreck and Oil Refinery Explosion, Aug 1902
:: San Mateo, CA Train Wreck, May 1907
:: Selma, CA Train Wreck, May 1923
:: West Glendale, CA Train Wreck, May 1907
:: Santa Barbara, CA Train Wreck May 1907