Join Hamilton Hall and Harmony Grove Cemetery for a joint Salem Ancestry Days event on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00PM. This lecture explores the genealogy and legacy of prominent 19th- and 20th-century African-American New England families. Our speakers are Theresa Guzman Stokes and Keith Stokes of the 1696 Heritage Group. The Stokes will together draw connections between descendants of Salem’s Remond family and … Read More
Tour Historic St. Peter’s Church
Are you a descendant of Philip English, accused of witchcraft in 1692, whose family tree includes Hawthorne’s and Ingersoll’s? Perhaps your Massachusetts ancestors remained loyal to the English crown during the Revolution, or you descend from a Salem ship captain, enslaved person, or from the great American mathematician and navigator, Nathaniel Bowditch. How was an Anglican Church, whose bell tower … Read More
A Look at Salem Diarists with Professor Donna Seger
From the seventeenth century through the twentieth, soldiers and statesmen, artists and authors, and otherwise average men and women chronicled their daily lives and responded to the epic events that impacted their worlds, including wars, economic crises, and pandemics. Dr.Donna Seger of Salem State University will present an overview of Salem diaries and diarists over the centuries, and focus on … Read More
Salem Witch Trials Ancestors & Descendants Tour
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 judges, dozens of jurors and … Read More
Consult with experts about how best to preserve and store your family photographs, books, and documents–for free! Visitors are invited to bring items (or photographs of them) for review. Hosted by the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, in collaboration with American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society. Walk-ins are welcome.