Resource Links

Towne Family Association                                                                                                                 The Towne Family Association is a genealogical organization whose members are the descendants of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne who came to America from Great Yarmouth, England and settled in Salem, MA about 1635. The couple had eight children, three of whom, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Estey, and Sarah Cloyce, were caught up in the Witchcraft Hysteria in Salem in 1692.

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
The Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records.

Danvers Archival Center
The Archival Center houses a wonderful and diverse collection of two–dimensional materials that relate to the history of Salem Village and Danvers from the 17th century to the present.

Specters Of Salem Village
A blog written and researched by Dan Gagnon. This page features primary and secondary sources relating to Danvers, Salem Village, and 1692 history. history through the centuries.

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination.

North of Boston
The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (NBCVB) is a private, nonprofit, membership based organization responsible for promotion of Essex County as a travel destination. Established by legislation as one of the state’s 16 regional tourism councils, NBCVB is the official liaison between the North of Boston region and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

National Geographic Witch Hunt – Interactive
Experience the 1692 Salem witch-hunt in a terrifying online trial: ‘Are you a witch? How long have you been in the snare of the devil? Confess!’
This project was designed to show students the events and the people of Salem in the context of their life and times. Students will get a closer look at what life was like in Salem in 1692, watch the story unfold, and meet some of the people behind the trials.

Danvers, Mass Website
Website of Danvers Massachusetts, where the Rebecca Nurse Homestead is located.

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
The new Peabody Essex Museum is both a new building and a new idea. Experience a museum transformed.