Question: With Halloween this week I would like to know what only sources you can direct me to. I am trying to explain to my twelve year old daughter about her unfortunate ancestor Rebecca Nurse who was hanged at Salem in 1692. I thought to take a moment on Halloween to reflect on her ancestor, when many people think of candy I want her to learn a little about her relative.
Answer: I would highly recommend visiting the website - Salem Witch Trial, Documentary Archive and Transcription Project http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/ They have many of the documents connected with Rebecca Nurse's trial, as well as the proceeding for the other victims and accused persons. I would also suggest taking your daughter to the Rebecca Nurse homestead in Danvers. This 17th century home is still standing is a wonderful way to experience the life of Rebecca first hand - http://www.rebeccanurse.org/