Is there a site where I can view records of people burned or hung because of witchcraft or things like that?
I'd like to see if one of my ancestors were burned,
- TinaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here again assuming, you are looking for the Salem Witch Trials there are many sources but this one seems to be fairly accurate. If you need information on something else, you would need to be more specific in your question.
Sarah OsborneDied in jail May 10, 1692
Tituba A slave of different ethnicity than the puritans.
Dorothy GoodDaughter of Sarah Good, only 4 years old, Mistakenly called Dorcas Good in her arrest warrant
Elizabeth (Bassett) Proctor
Nehemiah Abbott Jr.Was released
Mary EasteyWas released for a few days and rearrested.
Edward Bishop Jr.
Reverend George Burroughs
Sarah Morey Phillip English
Warrants were issued for 36 more people, with examinations continuing to take place in Salem Village: Sarah Dustin (daughter of Lydia Dustin), Ann Sears, Bethiah Carter Sr. and her daughter Bethiah Carter Jr., George Jacobs, Sr. and his granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, John Willard, Alice Parker, Ann Pudeator, Abigail Soames, George Jacobs, Jr. (son of George Jacobs, Sr. and father of Margaret Jacobs), Daniel Andrew, Rebecca Jacobs (wife of George Jacobs, Jr. and sister of Daniel Andrew), Sarah Buckley and her daughter Mary Witheridge, Elizabeth Colson, Elizabeth Hart, Thomas Farrar, Sr., Roger Toothaker, Sarah Proctor (daughter of John and Elizabeth Proctor), Sarah Bassett (sister-in-law of Elizabeth Proctor), Susannah Roots, Mary DeRich (another sister-in-law of Elizabeth Proctor), Sarah Pease, Elizabeth Cary, Martha Carrier, Elizabeth Fosdick, Wilmot Redd, Sarah Rice, Elizabeth Howe, Capt. John Alden (son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of Plymouth Colony), William Procter (son of John and Elizabeth Procter), John Flood, Mary Toothaker (wife of Roger Toothaker and sister of Martha Carrier) and her daughter Margaret Toothaker, and Arthur Abbott. When the Court of Oyer and Terminer convened at the end of May, this brought the total number of people in custody for the court to handle to 62.
Cotton Mather wrote to one of the judges, John Richards, on May 31, 1692, voicing his support of the prosecutions, but cautioning him of the dangers of relying on spectral evidence and advising the court on how to proceed.
To read the balance see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials#Ac...
- AnnabelleLv 61 decade ago
The above responder listed those that were a part of the famous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Salem Massachusetts. However, there have been others throughout Europe and throughout history. The time periods and places that these things happened were wide ranged and I imagine there is not a site that includes all of them. I don't think you can just google a general search term like "everyone ever burned for witchcraft" and find a single site that has them all. There will be many sites, each one focused on a different person, or time period, or historical event.
You did not say who or when or where you suspect an ancestor was burned or hanged. We may be able to help locate some info for you if you can include the who, when, where information.
- FlatlanderLv 51 decade ago
Here are some of them. You'll have to google the question to find more.
George Jacobs Sr.
Adele, yes I did refer to Salem. My point was that was enough work for me to do. The site said others died in jail but I didn't type that. And I bet there is a way to google just that.
- 1 decade ago
Yes: try the following:
You should start by asking all your living relatives about family history. Then, armed with that information, you can go to your public library and check to see if it has a genealogy department. Most do nowadays; also, don't forget to check at community colleges, universities, etc. Our public library has both www.ancestry.com and www.heritagequest.com free for anyone to use (no library card required).
Another place to check out is any of the Mormon's Family History Centers. They allow people to search for their family history (and, NO, they don't try to convert you).
A third option is one of the following websites:
www dot usgenweb dot com/
www dot census dot gov/
www dot ukgenweb dot com/
www dot archives dot gov/
www dot geni dot com/
Cyndi's has the most links to genealogy websites, whether ship's passenger lists, ancestors from Africa, ancestors from the Philippines, where ever and whatever.
Of course, you may be successful by googling: "john doe, born 1620, plimouth, massachusetts" as an example.
Good luck and have fun!
Check out this article on five great free genealogy websites:
www dot associatedcontent dot com/article...
Then there is the DNA test; if you decide you want to REALLY know where your ancestors came from opt for the DNA test. Besides all the mistakes that officials commonly make, from 10% to 20% of birth certificates list the father wrong; that is, mama was doing the hanky-panky and someone else was the REAL father. That won't show up on the internet or in books; it WILL show up in DNA.
I used www.familytreedna.com which works with the National Geographics Genotype Program.
One of my g-g-g-g-g-grandmothers (more than 10 generations ago) was burned as a witch in Germany for "bewitching her neighbors livestock" --- found on Ancestry.Source(s): genealogical research