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.

Dick Eastman mentioned us on his Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

New or Recently Updated Articles

Lakewood, OH Automobile And Train Crash, Dec 1939

FIVE KILLED IN CRASH AT LAKEWOOD CROSSING.  read more »

Pittsburgh, PA Auto Breaks Gas Line Causes Blast, Dec 1952

SIX CHILDREN KILLED IN BLAST AT PITTSBURGH.

BIG GAS EXPLOSION RESULTS AS SKIDDING AUTO SHATTERS LINE.  read more »

Covington, KY Head On Auto Crash, Mar 1952

FIVE KILLED IN TWO CAR HEAD-ON CRASH.

Covington, Ky., Mar. 8 (AP) - Three of five men killed in a head-on collision near Covington, Ky., were riding in one auto.
They were:  read more »

Spruce Block Station, PA Train Wreck Kills Two, Apr 1931

TWO KILLED AS TRAIN STRIKES DERAILED CARS.

ENGINEER AND FIREMEN OF PANHANDLE EXPRESS, NEW YORK TO ST. LOUIS FLYER ON PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD SCALDED TO DEATH.  read more »