Welcome to GenDisasters!

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Winslow, AZ Two Car Collision Kills Six, Mar 1957

6 CALIFORNIANS DIE IN ARIZONA HIGHWAY CRASH.  read more »

Great Falls, MT Auto And Truck Collision, Mar 1957

FIVE FORT BENTON STUDENTS, TEACHER KILLED IN WRECK.

SECOND WORST ROAD CRASH IN MONTANA.  read more »

Birmingham, AL Shiloh Baptist Church Disaster, Sept 1902

Shiloh Baptist Church, Birmingham 1902

OVER ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST IN CHURCH DISASTER  read more »

Atlantic Coast, NY, NJ, NH, CT, MA, RI Hurricane "Long Island Express," Sept 1938

Napatree Point RI Before Hurricane

HURRICANE, FLOODS SWEEP NEW ENGLAND.

296 WERE KILLED IN STORM ALONG ATLANTIC COAST; PROPERTY DAMAGE ENORMOUS.  read more »