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!
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…
Going Back To School
Back to school means back to research too! Follow along as I try to hunt down my mother's one (or maybe two?) room schoolhouse in rural Indiana.