Lewis County Genealogical Society invites you to The Witches of Salem

Lewis County Genealogical Society invites you to The Witches of Salem presented at our meeting on
Tuesday, 21 October. We have social time at 6:00PM, business meeting at 6:30 and the program beginning shortly after 7:00. Keep reading for more about the presentation and how to join us.

Jerri McCoy will present The Witches of Salem at the October Meeting of the Lewis County Genealogical Society. Today we do not expect to see witches on broomsticks and hexing neighbors, but in 1692 good sense, as will as charity and mercy, had disappeared. Persecution of women and girls reached a new height with witch hunts and trials taking over Salem Village and nearby towns. Who accused them? How were they identified? What happened to them? Come to our virtual meeting and learn about these times of gossiping, and sometimes honestly terrified, neighbors.

Jerri has a personal interest as her 8th great grandmother was Rebecca Nurse, a well-respected 71-year-old grandmother and wife of a local artisan who was accused, arrested and tried for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Learn her fate. See how she and others are remembered today.

Jerri McCoy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from San Diego State University, and worked in the computer industry for 30 years before retiring. Jerri has been active in genealogy for over 45 years. She is a member of her local genealogical society in Olympia, the Washington State Genealogical Society, and several lineage societies. She is a past president of two genealogical societies, and has held numerous lineage society offices. Jerri has published three books on her family.

Please email info@walcgs.org by Monday before the meeting or the Zoom Link.

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