Salem Witch Trials Ancestors & Descendants

Salem will be 400 years old in 2026. It is rich in history, including a critical role in the American Revolution and being the richest seaport per capita from 1790 to 1812. And then there is the 1692 Witch Trials. There were 156 official complaints and maybe 200 accused, along with 70 afflicted persons, nine...

Ancestor Stories: Authors Discuss their Family Connections to the Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with three notable Salem witch trials authors. Historian and archivist Richard Trask, descendant of Mary Easty, Rebecca Nurse, and John Proctor, historical fiction author Kathleen Kent, descendant of Martha Carrier, and historian Mary Beth Norton, descendant of Mary Bradbury and Susanna Martin, will discuss how they discovered their...

If These Stones Could Speak

Recurring
Charter Street Cemetery Charter Street, Salem, MA

Take an intimate one hour tour with Daniel Fury, author of the first book about America's oldest Colonial Cemetery, through the newly renovated site. Beginning with a discussion on the events of the Witchcraft Hysteria, then moving into the Burying Point itself to learn about the unique individuals that made up the tapestry of Salem...

Salem with the Silsbee Family, Salem’s Maritime Age

The Daniels House 1 Daniels St, Salem, MA

The Silsbee family, the second owners of the Daniels House in the late 18th/early 19th century, were one of Salem’s prominent families at the height of the city’s world influence! Back in their day Salem was a booming shipping and trading town. On this tour of maritime-era Salem, led by an architectural historian, we’ll start...

Connecting Salem Arts Association to the History of Our Derby Street Location

Salem Arts Association 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA

Celebrating our history on Salem's historic waterfront that has included shipbuilders, sailmakers, distillers, and a paper stamper. The property dates to the 1650s. It was once home to Benjamin Hawkes. Learn about the Ukrainian Working Man's Association. Dr. Mary Frances Zawadzki presents her research celebrating our site history dating to 1650 on Salem's historic waterfront...

Tabernacle Congregational Church Open House

Tabernacle Congregational Church 50 Washington St, Salem, MA

The front doors will be open and all are welcome to come view our history which is Salem’s history and to see our wonderful Protestant “Cathedral” as we like to call it. Walter K Bigelow, of Almy, Bigelow and Washburn, Co., was instrumental and getting the design of our building approved by the congregation.

Getting Started in Family History: A Genealogy 101 Talk Presented by American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society

Old Town Hall 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA

A Genealogy 101 Talk Presented by American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society Want to learn more about your ancestry? Join American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society for this talk which will outline the essential steps in family history research, discuss basic organizational tools, introduce you to common records and resources, and more.

Artifacts Illuminating Ancestors

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers, MA

Special exhibit of artifacts offering clues to tracing family connections. The Page family, Putnam family, and other Danvers(Salem Village) persons are seen through samplers, coffin plates, portraits, family trees, and other treasures from the Danvers Historical Society’s collections. Visit Tapley Memorial Hall Museum to view this temporary exhibit. Donations appreciated Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers Square

Ancestry Weekend at Witch Pix

Witch Pix 172 Essex Street, Salem, MA

Special Apr 29-May 2, 2022 - SALEM 1692 - Set aside your pointy hat, and become a part of history! Put on your best bonnet, and prepare to be accused because: SHE IS A WITCH! This spell-binding experience includes a puritan-inspired costumed photoshoot, a digital gallery featuring all of your pictures, and a custom matted and...

The Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Making of a Local Emigre Community

The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA

Join us for Salem Ancestry Days as we welcome Dan Eshet and Regina Kazyulina to talk about one of the many immigrant communities on the North Shore. Since the end of the 1980s, more than 10,000 Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union have settled in the Greater Boston area. Their arrival represented the culmination...