We are the descendants of Mary Bliss and Joseph Parsons. Joseph is one of the founders of Northampton and Springfield, Massachusetts. Mary Bliss was accused of witchcraft. Her trial for witchcraft was held in Boston and is studied in law school classes today. Seventeen years after her trial, William Stoughton and Thomas Danforth (judges who tried Mary's case) went on to try the Salem "witches." This is a private genealogy group for individuals who are interested in collaborating on their family tree with distant cousins from all over the world. We love to share... we love to help.
Collection of biographies submitted primarily by genealogists, often including genealogy information and photos; all with e-mail contacts of the submitter. Includes many of the most researched women: Anne Hutchinson, Sacajawea, Rebecca Nurse, Anne Bradstreet, Mary Dyer, Deborah Sampson, Nancy Hart, and more.
A genealogy and history mailing list for descendants of the people involved in the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 -- the accusers and the accused, the afflicted and the executed, as well as the magistrates, clergy, jurors, and anyone affected by the proceedings.
Witches of Massachusetts Bay suggests roadtrips to discover buildings and artifacts related to 17th century witch trials, provides a calendar of related events, plus information on research collections, news, latest research, Q&As with historians, book notices, museum collection highlights, and more.