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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Jacksonville, FL Hotel Roosevelt Fire, Dec 1963

Helicopter Rescue

21 PERISH IN JAX HOTEL FIRE, 66 OTHERS INJURED

Cause of Blaze Is Undetermined.  read more »

Heber City, UT Gun Accident, Oct 1881

Accidental death.  read more »

Indianapolis, IN Airplane Mid Air Collision, Sept 1969

Small Plane Not Seen On Radar, Report Says.

Indiana Crash Takes 83 Lives.  read more »

Pittsburgh, PA Street Car Fire, Feb 1904

MAD RACE OF BLAZING CAR.

DRAMATIC INCIDENT OCCURS ON A LINE OF PITTSBURG [sic] TRACTION COMPANY.  read more »