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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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Investigating Our Family Lore

Hello, my name is Adrian and I came across this website while preparing a paper on my 8th great grandmother Goody Carrier (Martha). I am currently in school to complete my PHD in history and as part of my thesis I … Continue reading

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Events for 2013

Hoping there will be some activities around Salem this year.  I just learned I am a descendant of Martha and family this winter…really enjoyed Kathleen Kent’s books!..I know I’ve got cabin fever, but would like to plan a trip to Salem this … 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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Help for a College Student on a Paper

Hi Cousins! I am trying to help a college student with a Sociology paper.  He is writing about the Salem Witch Trials and would like to ask a few questions of descendants about any oral history passed down in the … Continue reading

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Iowa branch checking in

Hi, all, My name is John Choiniere, and I believe I’m a 10th-generation near-direct descendant of Martha.  My mother’s maiden name was Rebecca Carrier.  I’m here basically to either confirm the research my grandmother did a few years back or … Continue reading

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2012 Carrier Reunion?

Hello Cousins, Is there a 2012 Carrier Reunion planned?  I have to chose vacation dates soon for 2012.  Sue King-Marschalk,  Bristol Tennessee

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