Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

An educational and inspirational webinar on researching your family in Essex County. Friday, Apr 29, 2022, 7:00 PM EST Register here 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 … Continue reading Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

Resource | African Americans in Essex County: An Annotated Guide

This report detailing how and where to locate resources for sharing honest and inclusive Black history within Essex County archives was produced by Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello for Salem Maritime National Historic Site. It follows from a two-year project, funded by the National Park Service and administered by the Organization of American … Continue reading Resource | African Americans in Essex County: An Annotated Guide

Disposition of the Enslaved in a Salem Household: The Probate of Hannah (Clark) Cabot

By Beth Bower As an antidote to any lingering ignorance of slavery in Essex County and the cruel reality of enslavement and racism in the North, I offer the probate of widow Hannah (Clark) Cabot of Salem, Massachusetts. Proved in 1764, the inventory and disposition of Rose, Peter, and Celia makes clear that these individuals … Continue reading Disposition of the Enslaved in a Salem Household: The Probate of Hannah (Clark) Cabot

Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm

Hosted by Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites in partnership with Essex Heritage: Sunday , Mar 28, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT Register here Learn about the recent project to collect, compile, and catalog the rich history of African Americans in Essex County. Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello have spent the … Continue reading Event today: Unsung Heroes, Black Women in Essex County @ 1 pm