2022 News Postings

Freedom Historical Society Presents “Getting Started in Genealogy” on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM

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Learn how to research your family’s history from genealogist Ann Lawthers at Freedom Historical Society’s next program! Maybe you want to learn the identity of your ancestors, find out where they lived and what they did for a living. Or maybe your family lore includes stories of a Mayflower immigrant. Perhaps you’ve heard that your ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War or the Civil War. Or you may have medical concerns and wish to find out about your family’s medical legacy.

Curiosity, lineage, and medical history are all common reasons to take up the growing hobby of genealogy. Join Ann Lawthers, genealogist from the American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society to learn how to get started in your family history research. Ann will delve into essential resources, records, tips, and techniques in the field of genealogy to help you become successful in your search for your ancestors.

Ann is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health, with Masters and Doctoral degrees in Health Policy. With a long-term interest in history and family research, Ann lectures frequently on behalf of American Ancestors. Areas of particular interest include New England and New York, the Mid-Atlantic states, the southern colonies, Ireland, and migration patterns.

The Freedom Historical Society is pleased to present this program online via Zoom. Members of FHS and the public are welcome, and are invited to register in advance to receive access information. Please join the Zoom meeting prior to the 7 PM start time. For additional information, call 603-491-8347.


Freedom Historical Society Presents “New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them” on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 PM

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Everyone knows that there is “something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated.  Our early nation was built on a maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system making that possible.  Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past.  Jeremy D’Entremont tells the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses, primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.

Jeremy D’Entremont has written more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouse and other maritime history.  He is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society.  Jeremy has lectured and narrated cruises throughout New England, and he hosts the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s weekly podcast, “Light Hearted”. 

Jeremy D’Entremont

The Freedom Historical Society is pleased to present this program through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. Members of FHS and the public are welcome, and are invited to register in advance to receive access information. Please join the Zoom meeting prior to the 7 PM start time. For additional information, call 603-491-8347.


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