finding your roots

Salem Witch Trials

Debra Baird April 15, 2012

After watching Sarah Jessica Parker on “Who Do You Think You Are?” I felt inspired to start finding my family roots – the thought of being possibly related to someone in a historic event, and frankly, the Salem Witches specifically, galvanized me like nothing had ever done. Sure enough, I found on my paternal side I am related to Mary Towne Eastey and on my maternal side I am related to John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth Bassett.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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