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Salem hanging spot found

Researchers have identified the spot where Martha Carrier and others were hanged. Here is a Boston Globe story.  

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We have added a Facebook page

Dear family members: We have created a Facebook page for telling stories, asking questions and sharing the unique experience of being descendants of Martha Carrier. If you are a Facebook member, and want to join us, click here: Martha Carrier … Continue reading

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Looking for clues…

Hello there! I completely and totally expect no response to this message, but I figured I’d give it a shot. My name is Gabrielle A. Bartomeo, and I am the daughter of Dorothy Cunningham, adopted by Viola Cunningham nee Mahon … Continue reading

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A Salem Witchcraft bibliography (selective)

A list-serve called salem-witch@toosweb.com recently received a post asking for book recommendations on the Salem witch hunt. “Robin M” and “Margo Burns” posted this list. I’ve added Kathleen Kent’s novels. If you have any favorite, post them, or email them … Continue reading

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A new book on the witch trials

As we Carriers know, interest in America’s witch trials is unending. The New Yorker has just published (Sept. 7, 2015) a new summary, by Pulitzer-winning historian Stacy Schiff, drawn from her new book, “The Witches: Salem, 1692.” Here is a … Continue reading

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Witch trials still stir emotions in Danvers

Aljazeera, the Arab news network, has discovered the witch trials, and posted a thoughtful piece based in Danvers. Read it online here. For the roots of Salem witch hysteria, look the next town over Some descendants of accused witches in … Continue reading

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The Outcasts – now in paperback

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Cousin Kathleen Kent has a new book

Early Reviews for The Outcasts Starred Kirkus Review: After two novels re-imagining the history of her own New England ancestors (The Heretic’s Daughter, 2008; The Traitor’s Wife, originally titled The Wolves of Andover, 2010), Kent turns her attention to post–Civil … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Magazine on the Salem trials

This is old, but I just ran across this Smithsonian magazine short summary of Salem’s famous trails. Click here. Jim Carrier

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Salem memorial to be re-dedicated

Dear Carrier Family: On September 9, 2012, the Salem Award Foundation will present a twentieth anniversary rededication ceremony of the memorial stones for the 20 men and women who were hanged as a result of the witch hysteria. I am … Continue reading

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