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The Community Church

Maleficarum and Misfortune- Records and Resources for Tracing Accused Witches (Hybrid)

For over two centuries, individuals accused of witchcraft did not live by the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” – if you made it to trial, the law heavily presumed guilt.

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Maleficarum and Misfortune- Records and Resources for Tracing Accused Witches (Hybrid)
Maleficarum and Misfortune- Records and Resources for Tracing Accused Witches (Hybrid)

Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

The Community Church, 5714 Broadway Rd, Richmond, IL 60071, USA

About the event

Legal  documentation generated from these trials survive for modern-day  genealogists. In this lecture, we'll review witch trial records and  resources for ancestors from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States from  1500-1717. This program is hosted by the British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois (BIGWILL) and will be available to members as a hybrid program (in-person and virtual).  To become a member, please visit the BIGWILL website.

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