The Photo Detective Road Show
This is a virtual show and tell with Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective. A photo identification expert and genealogist, Maureen will show you how to study the clues in your old family photos and unlock the secrets and stories hidden in them. She will focus on photographs submitted ahead of time from Zoom attendees like you. Submit photos by Wednesday,...
Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources & Methods
Join Essex Heritage and a panel of experts to learn about the resources and methods for researching Black ancestry in Essex County. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of research projects done to uncover and interpret records and resources that shed light on the Black residents of Essex County from the 17th century to the...
Salem Ancestry Days Exhibitor Fair
Join us for the first-ever Salem Ancestry Days Exhibitor Fair! This two-day event will feature items relating to genealogy, the immigrant experience, and Salem history. Scheduled exhibitors include: American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds Timothy Pickering Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution...
Genealogy and Deeds: What Land Records Can Tell Your About Your History
The Southern Essex Registry of Deeds maintains and provides public access to the land records for Southern Essex District and all of Essex County prior to 1869. The Salem Registry has the oldest continuous land records in the country dating back to 1639. Although the Registry only maintains land records, many older documents contained information on the people who owned...
Salem With The Daniels Family, 17th Century
Stephen Daniels, one of Salem’s earliest citizens, lived in the center of what was then a rustic fishing and shipping settlement; the ‘wild west’ of the English world. Tour his house and neighborhood, among Salem’s oldest. Led by an architectural historian, you’ll start inside a c1667 house before a meandering 1-mile neighborhood loop. This walking tour will highlight the ancient features of...
Connecting Salem Arts Association to the History of Our Derby Street Location
Celebrating our history on Salem’s historic waterfront that has included shipbuilders, sailmakers, distillers, and a paper stamper. The property dates to the 1650s. It was once home to Benjamin Hawkes. Learn about the Ukrainian Working Man’s Association.
Tabernacle Congregational Church Open House
The front doors will be open and all are welcome to come view our history which is Salem’s history and to see our wonderful Protestant “Cathedral” as we like to call it. Walter K Bigelow, of Almy, Bigelow and Washburn, Co., was instrumental and getting the design of our building approved by the congregation.
Getting Started in Family History: A Genealogy 101 Talk Presented by American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society
A Genealogy 101 Talk Presented by American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society Want to learn more about your ancestry? Join American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society for this talk which will outline the essential steps in family history research, discuss basic organizational tools, introduce you to common records and resources, and more.
Salem with the Silsbee Family, Salem’s Maritime Age
The Silsbee family, the second owners of the Daniels House in the late 18th/early 19th century, were one of Salem’s prominent families at the height of the city’s world influence! Back in their day Salem was a booming shipping and trading town. On this tour of maritime-era Salem, led by an architectural historian, we’ll start inside their c1756 Parlor before...
“The White Family: Love, Ambition, and Sorrow” Walking Tour
Join us to hear how Salem’s White family played a key role in nearly every aspect of Salem’s rise and fall as a maritime empire, including Captain Joseph’s infamous murder. Click here to buy tickets.
The Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Making of a Local Emigre Community
Join us for Salem Ancestry Days as we welcome Dan Eshet and Regina Kazyulina to talk about one of the many immigrant communities on the North Shore. Since the end of the 1980s, more than 10,000 Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union have settled in the Greater Boston area. Their arrival represented the culmination of more than two decades...
The Unmasking of Negro Election Day and the Black Vote, Salem United
The exhibition begins with the history of slavery and the arrival of Prince Pompey. Then it travels through the life of Prince Pompey as a slave. It moves to Pompey establishing the first Black voting system, called Negro Election Day. Then it gradually takes you through black voter suppression. It returns to Negro Election Day today and what it stands...