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Thirty-seven or so years into researching my family's history, I still remain committed to it. Some days my findings seem to be the same old stuff and on others, I am literally knocked out of my seat by them--like today! I am reviewing hints about family members that I haven't spent much time with and I stumble … Continue reading Alarming Witch Hunt – Another Ancestor Accused –
Just a short 3-1/2 years ago (November 15, 2012) I wrote my first post Hello World! to this blog site. In it, I alleged my family may have an ancestor who was accused of being a witch in Massachusetts. (Note that most women, and men, who were accused of witchcraft in the 15th-19th Centuries were feared … Continue reading Witches and Witchcraft Revisited–Another Brick Wall Downed!
Each January I renew my subscription to Ancestry.com. This year my annual fee increased by nearly 30 percent. However, two additional tools were incorporated into my Worldwide subscription: full access to Fold3.com (the web's premier collection of original military records) and also newspapers.com (digital access to 2,200 U.S. Newspapers dating from 1700 to current day). And, I … Continue reading “A Sad Mistake”
My First Post - Eight Months Ago Eight months ago on November 15, 2012, I published “Hello World“--my 341-word first blog post ever, under the category of Witches and Witchcraft. I wondered then if some of my family from among the 40 generations I have traced back could have been among those accused of witchcraft … Continue reading Hello Again, World – My 145th Post
2 Mar 2013: While continuing my research into accused witches in New England, I discovered additional resources1. It appears that Mrs. Rachel Fuller, wife of John Fuller of Hampton, CT, may replace Lydia "witch" Gilbert (still looking for maiden name confirmation that she might have been a Lathrop), on my list of possible ancestors who … Continue reading Will Baby be Witch or Warlock?–Revisited
This is my very first post. I’m looking forward to sharing with you many interesting facts and stories about the nearly 40 generations of people in my family and their times from around the world. Many of the stories were unearthed through my 20+ years of genealogical research. As in most families, ours has … Continue reading Hello world!