Thursday, November 1, 2012

Disasters Are Part of Genealogy, Too

Kimberly Powell, blogging at, lists the ten deadliest US disasters (and the most lethal is not the most famous -- sorry, Galveston), with some great related resources on each. Less systematic but also worth checking out is the aggregator site Gen Disasters: Events That Touched Our Ancestors' Lives. Even though its home page appears to have gone away, you can browse by state or by disaster type.

Photo credit:, from dedhed1950's photostream per Creative Commons

Harold Henderson, "Disasters Are Part of Genealogy, Too," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 1 November 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

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