Project: Witch Trials
The Black Sheep Project and the Witch Trials sub-project have been dissolved. The profiles in this sub-project can now be found under their corresponding categories (see categories and space pages below)
Witch Trials occurred throughout Europe and some other parts of the world from about the 15th Century to the late 18th Century resulting in an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 executions. Later, there were some isolated incidents, but nothing like the mass hysteria of the 1600's.
Mission: The Witch Trials Project is to highlight the profiles of anyone that was involved in a witch trial, whether they were the accused, accuser, judge or juror.
- Add profiles for witch trial participants, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
- If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
- Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
- Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
- Add the appropriate Witch Trials Sticker to profiles along with any relevant categories.
- Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
- Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
How You Can Help
- See the project space page for a list of trials throughout history and add any relevant profiles. Currently, we have only added a space page for the Salem Witch Trials. Pages need to be created and developed for other witch trials and profiles added accordingly.
- NO LONGER USED
- This sticker identifies and recognizes the profiles of people who were accused of witchcraft or were involved in witch trials.
- You can find several other stickers: Witch Trial Stickers
- Stickers should be placed within the profile's biography, beneath the Biography heading and before the Sources heading.
- Category:Witch Trials
- Upham, Charles Wentworth, Salem Witchcraft: with an Account of Salem Village, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. Online at Internet Archive, Vol. 1.
- Upham, Charles Wentworth, Salem Witchcraft: with an Account of Salem Village, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. Online at Internet Archive, Vol. 2.
- Burr, George. Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648-1706 (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1914). Online at Internet Archive, LINK.
- Salem Witch Trials - Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
- Important people in the Salem Courts, Library/Virginia.edu
- A Guide to Primary Sources the Salem Witchcraft Trials
- The Bell Witch
- Death in Salem
- Demographics of New England Witches
5-Star Profiles/What to do
- Check that facts are sourced. Try to find sources for ones that aren't. Including family members
- If there aren't dates/locations, see if you can find them and add with sources. If you can't find them, it would be helpful to add notes about where you searched so that others don't have to repeat your efforts.
- Check if there are any duplicate family members and propose merges when necessary.
- If there is a biography, make sure it is an originally written narrative, excluding any copyright or licensing violations (for example, not something that was copied and pasted (C&P) from Wikipedia; see Copying Text)
- Rearrange the Biography section into a logical order, remove any GEDCOM junk and clean up after any merges. (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies)
- Make sure the profile meets our Profile Aesthetics recommendations (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Profile_Aesthetics and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:HTML_and_Inline_CSS ).
- If there's not a biography, try to lay out a basic narrative and/or timeline of the persons life. Getting the key facts in order will help later.
- See if you can add photographs, pictures, maps or other visual items.
- Add categories, project templates, stickers and/or succession boxes if appropriate.
5-Star Witches/Witchcraft Profiles
|ID-name||View Count||who's working it||Notes '|
|Mary Estey (Towne) (1621)||5131|
|Rebecca Nurse (Towne) (1634)||7069|
|Sarah Cloyes (Towne) aka Bridges, Cloyce, Clayes (1642)||2522|
|William Meeker||6649||He is finished. I re-wrote the biography, hopefully in chronological order. Then removed paragraphs copied from Rootsweb, but left links and incorporated information with sources.||Selvaggio-84|
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