Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nebraska Disasters

In the course of your research, you may have found or heard about an ancestor being involved in some type of accident or disaster. Perhaps it was just a rumor or they may have lived to tell the story.

Nebraska/GenDisasters is a great web page for information on everything from train accidents to fires and tornadoes that occurred in this state. There are 27 pages of links to articles about disasters. Some of these include a tornado that was at Fort Kearny in June of 1859, the Omaha Dewey Hotel Fire in February 1913, a Lincoln, NE train wreck in August of 1894 and a collision of trains at Indianola in May of 1911. There is usually further information, sometimes news articles, names of people involved and photographs.

If you are interested in the history of Nebraska, this is also a great web site to check. The home page provides links to browse by disaster, states, years and more. Check it out!

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