Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!! What are your genealogy resolutions? Check out my list and share your own!
It's a 2021 holiday, so we're exploring more historic cooking! Find out what the recipe books recommended for Christmas in 1685 and 1877, as well as a small collection of videos to whet your appetite. Happy Holidays!
Discover More About WWII Military Life!
Discover the new The American Soldier in WWII project and take a look at the attack on Pearl Harbor on 80th anniversary of the day that lives in infamy!
With Turkey Day approaching, I wanted to share some historic cooking videos and resources to get us in the mood. Prepare to be hungry! Turkey Time Let’s start a historic turkey showdown, 1796 style! The guys over at Townsends did a turkey cook-off last year, comparing two types of historic turkey cooking methods. Baked versus open-fire cooking: which one wins? Check it out: Which turkey would you rather eat? Were you worried about Jon’s sleeves touching the raw turkey?! Or is that just me? For a more modern turkey recipe, try Fannie Farmer’s original 1896 recipe, including chestnut stuffing and gravy! Desserts: The Most Important Part That’s enough dinner, now…
The Salem Witch Project – Down But Not Out
How did the Salem Witch Project turn out? Well, not as hoped, but perhaps as expected. Check out the details of my research and why genealogy has no guarantees in the finale of the Salem Witch Project series!
Salem Witch Trials: Who Accused Whom?
Who accused whom in the Salem Witch Trials? Join us as we take a look at one accused witch: Samuel Wardwell. Who accused him? Did he accuse others? What happened to him? Read on to find out more!
4 Generations Done. 6 to Go. No Pressure!
October is more than half over, but I'm not half way done with the Salem Witch Project research. Where am I currently? Why does the mid-19th Century presents such hardships? Join me as I attempt to these answers and formulate a new research plan!
10 generations, 1 Witch, 1 Month: Can It Be Done?
The journey begins! How will I prove executed Salem Witch Samuel Wardwell is my ancestor? Well, it won't be easy. But check out how I'm getting started in my research (with a little help from Julie Andrews and the Sound of Music)!
Am I Descended From A Salem Witch?
For the spooky month of October, I’ve decided to see if I am actually descended from a Salem witch! According to my research so far, I am a descendent of executed witch Samuel Wardwell. Actually, thanks to cousin lovin’, I’m both an 8x-great-granddaughter and a cousin several times removed. Family trees are actually bushes, aren’t they? 😄 About the Trials The Salem Witch Trials in 1692 are one of the most notorious and fascinating events in American history. In a wave of mass hysteria, the folks in colonial Massachusetts collectively lost sight of reason. Centered in Essex County at Salem Village (now Danvers) and Salem Town, 19 people were hanged, one was crushed…
September GC News
Check out the latest Genealogy Crossroads news! My new family history business, a newsletter freebie, and (possible) upcoming cat photos--oh my!