I promise my story isn’t about roots.
I’ve been working on an article about an arsenic murder trial in Minnesota in 1859. It’s finally published in The Atavist magazine. You can read it here.
It has everything: Murder, poison, illicit lovers, true crime journalism, misogyny, and Victorian sticks-in-the-mud.
Fun fact: One of the primary sources was a bound trial transcript so old and dirty that it gave me hives on my arm.