25 October 2009

Genealogies of the victims of the 1692 witch hunt


In keeping with the Halloween season, the Boston Examiner has published a brief genealogy of each person who was persecuted and hanged or who died in jail as a result of the hysteria that surrounded the town of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1962. What started as the fanciful story of a few girls mushroomed into an all-out witch hunt that implicated mostly women but also men in the Salem area. To read their genealogies as supplied by Robin C. Mason and access links to related websites, visit http://tinyurl.com/ygn689p. ◦