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Relative Hung As Witch, What's In Your Family History?

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  A Crookston woman has discovered a long, lost relative was hung, after being accused of being a witch. What's in your family history?

  It's all part of a free, upcoming event this coming weekend.  Imagine, being able to roll back time and discover what your ancestors lives were like. It's now easier than ever.

  Lenore Anderson of Crookston discovered that one of her relatives, John Proctor was accused of being a witch and sentenced to death,  during the 1690's, Salem Massachusetts' Witch Trials.

Lenore Anderson, "Family History Day": "He was hung within a couple months and they did not hang her at the same time, because she was pregnant. At that time their superstition was that they could not hang 2 witches at the same time."

  And Anderson says, now it's easier than ever to trace back your family history, since many records have been digitized and you can find them online, on free web sites.

Lenore Anderson: "I don't think anybody should feel like they have to hide any part of their family, because it's all interesting. It brings family's together and that's what we're all about."

  Now, you and your family can roll back time and discover your past at "Grand Forks Family History Day".

  Experts from local Universities,  the Minnkota Genealogical Society and others will all be on hand this coming Saturday for "Family History Day".

  The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mormon Church on Cherry Street in Grand Forks. 

It's free, but you're asked to pre-register by CLICKING HERE.

 

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