Turns out history knows a lot about Sarah Jessica Parker’s family tree. She’s a gold miner’s great-great-great-great-granddaughter with links to an accused witch. In case you missed any of the details of where Sarah Jessica went and what she saw, here they are, in a very small nutshell:
Sarah Jessica starts her journey by talking to her mom about the Hodge family – a line of her family that Sarah Jessica never heard of before. Where did her research move next?
What does history know about your family? Spend a few minutes at Ancestry.com searching through census records, gathering the kinds of details that opened up historic connections for Sarah Jessica Parker. (Hint: read all the way across the census page for clues like military service, birthplace, and immigration dates.) Compare dates for your ancestors to historical timelines and then see if you can learn more about how your family’s actions were influenced by key events.
If you happen to find a link or want to see if one exists between your family and the California Gold Rush or the Salem witch trials, you can dive directly into the following record collections at Ancestry.com:
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