Saturday, February 11, 2006

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project is the perfect place to look for those ancestors caught up in the hysteria of 1692. 17th-century documents drawn from repositories such as the Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Peabody Essex Museum have been digitized and transcribed (or retranscribed) verbatim et literatim. Also included are a collection of contemporary books that touched on the subject of witchcraft, and maps of Salem and other affected communities. Most of the main figures are profiled, with some biographies accompanied by historical illustrations, photographs of Essex County landmarks, etc.