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  1. Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 18:48:46 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Brent Sanders
    E-mail:: brent@inet.bg
    Location:: Sofia, Bulgaria
    RQFC-topic: Connection between St. George and masonry?
    Message:: I only recently became interested in masonry after reading, by chance, The Second Messiah. What are the chances that an American teacher living in Bugaria could find out more about possible membership? By the way, the research question above is for a Lit teacher of mine who is researching St. George. Any info you can give me regarding this topic will be sent to her.

  2. Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 19:52:13 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: sandi allen
    E-mail:: sandi05@bellsouth.net
    Location:: franklin ga usa
    RQFC-topic: info on john d. adams mason
    Message:: John D. Adams is my ggggrandfather. on his tomb stone is a mason symbol. Does your organization record names of members mothers and fathers? etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 10:53:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alan E. Winterburn
    E-mail:: rwinterburn@sprint.ca
    Location:: Windsor, ON Canada
    Lodge:: Palace Lodge #604
    Lodge Loc'n:: Essex, ON Canada
    RQFC-topic: The Tyler's Oath
    Message:: My father has been a Mason for forty years, and I have just resently become a Master Mason myself. My father cannot remember where he once read this Oath, and we would like to find where to look for it.

  4. Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 12:12:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Lorraine Hoyle
    E-mail:: lhoyle@webtv.net
    Location:: Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438 USA
    RQFC-topic: Looking for Calif. freemason records
    Message:: My Dad and grandfathers were both freemasons. They are both deceased. My grandfather moved to California circa 1913, and all I know about him is that he was buried in his full regalia. Does anyone know of any records on a Walter James Poll at a freemason lodge in California between the years of 1913 and 1940? I am looking for any information pertaining to him. Thank you! -Lorraine Hoyle (nee:Poll)

  5. Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 14:58:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Haluk Bilgi
    E-mail:: hbilgi@hotmail.com
    Location:: Ankara, Turkey
    Lodge:: Cinar
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ankara
    Office:: Ankara Vadisi
    RQFC-topic: early times of masonic history
    Message:: Hello Brothers from Ankara, Turkey, This site is perfect. Thanks to team.

  6. Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 21:11:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jason C. Godfrey
    E-mail:: jgodfre1@elp.rr.com
    Location:: El Paso, TX
    Lodge:: Joseph E. Telfare
    Lodge Loc'n:: Suwon, Korea
    Office:: Senior Steward
    RQFC-topic: Sir Knights Rituals
    Message:: I would just like to know more about the black house to obtain more knowledge, knowlege is power.

  7. Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:51:16 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Carlyn WEST
    E-mail:: cc_crc@cjnetworks.com
    Location:: Topeka KS USA
    RQFC-topic: Improved Order of Red Men
    Message:: Searching for ancestor John MNU WEST Was a Mason ... Belonged to Improved Order of Red Men...died in MO...had obit, but it is now "misplaced". Was married to Ann(e) Belle Thompson. If you have any info-PLEASE E:mail Thanks Carlyn WEST-Family Hunter

  8. Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 04:10:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Manuel De La Torriente
    E-mail:: http://www.DirtyManny@AOL.com
    Location:: Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
    Lodge:: West Dade Lodge #388
    Lodge Loc'n:: Miami, Florida
    Office:: JD
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in Vienna, Austria, circa 1790's.
    Message:: I recently ran across an article claiming that in 1791, Freemasonry was about to be outlawed in Vienna, Austria. However, I have thus far been unable to learn the reason(s). I would like an answer to this question, or information regarding any reference material available which would answer this question. Thank you.

  9. Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 11:47:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: 1LT Greg Rogers
    E-mail:: rogersg@bondsteel.army.mil
    Location:: APO AE 09340 Germany
    RQFC-topic: General Information
    Message:: I'm interested in becoming a Mason. My father and grandfather were once involved with the Masonic Lodge.

  10. Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 10:59:13 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robert Stephen Wilhite
    E-mail:: rwilhite@iapc.net
    Location:: Houston, TX
    RQFC-topic: great granfather was a mason
    Message:: Hi, I am doing research on my family and would like to know if wnyone has info on Masons in Cullman county in 1880. My great grandfather was Robert Marion Wilhite. He is buried with his wife Sarah in a Wilhite Station cemetery on I-65 I believe. Any help would gratly be appreciated. Thanks Steve

  11. Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 21:38:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bro. Herbert l Grant
    E-mail:: hgrant@aol.com
    Location:: charleston,sc,29405
    Lodge:: suburban lodge 213
    Lodge Loc'n:: charleston sc
    Office:: marshall
    RQFC-topic: the marshalls' job in the lodge
    Message:: what is the marshalls' role in the lodge, and out side in the public view?

  12. Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 23:41:57 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Matt McCuen
    E-mail:: Scotspride@aol.com
    Location:: Greenville, SC (USA)
    Lodge:: Pelzer Lodge #217, AFM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pelzer, SC
    RQFC-topic: Kappa Alpha Order and Freemasonry
    Message:: Brothers- I am a recent entrant into the mysteries of Freemasonry, and a former Ritualist for Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order. I have been reading through KA's Customs, and learning from my "coach" as I work for my 2nd degree. My question in as follows- Have any Alumin KA's who've joined lodges found any similarities between them? I understand that they are similar in respect to general overtone, but have you uncovered any specifics? Fratres usque ad aram fidelis-

  13. Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 21:38:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bro. Herbert l Grant
    E-mail:: hgrant@aol.com
    Location:: charleston,sc,29405
    Lodge:: suburban lodge 213
    Lodge Loc'n:: charleston sc
    Office:: marshall
    RQFC-topic: the marshalls' job in the lodge
    Message:: what is the marshalls' role in the lodge, and out side in the public view?

  14. Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 19:05:38 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: dwain hamlin
    E-mail:: WeeR36th
    Location:: huntington wv usa
    Lodge:: western star # 11
    Lodge Loc'n:: guyandotte section of hunting wv
    RQFC-topic: searching for books on free mas. during american civil war detailing action of masons during said time, especially on the war front

  15. Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:10:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Douglas Davis
    E-mail:: dawlyn33davis@netscape.net
    Location:: Oklahoma, OK 73132
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: Recently (December 1999) I saw a movie in the theaters about the end of days. The movie starred Arnold Swarzengger. 3/4 of the way thru, an older order of the masons are mentioned as the source of this womans death warrant, as also a "sidekick" of the catholic church. I know that movies are fantasy, however, I was just wander- ing if any of this part was true, and if so, which literature may I find it in?

  16. Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 15:38:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jay donald sorensen
    E-mail:: skywise@internetcds.com
    Location:: Phoenix, Oregon, United States of America
    Lodge:: Central point lodge#135
    Lodge Loc'n:: Central point, Oregon
    RQFC-topic: York Rite
    Message:: Hello brothers, I am a junior warden of central point lodge#135 in Oregon, I am thinking about joining the "York rite", but want some historical background on this, if you have some information let me know. thank you.

  17. Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 23:39:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Barbara Jolliffe
    E-mail:: B_Jolliffe@telus.net
    Location:: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    RQFC-topic: The connection of Mozart with the Masons and it's impact on his major works.
    Message:: I am doing research on the W.A. Mozart opera "Cosi fan tutti" and note that, like his opera "The Magic Flute" (Zauberflotte), there are many references to his connection with the Mason's and that he used many parrallels in these operas, including numbers and pairs of numbers. Is this correct? How did his membership in the Mason's effect his work and his relationship with other members of the Masons who were his friends, such as Haydn? Any help you can give me will be of great value. Thanks very much.

  18. Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 07:28:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: W.B.JAMES C. FEIST
    E-mail:: 1jimmy@gateway.net
    Location:: Leetonia,Ohio USA
    Lodge:: leetonia
    Lodge Loc'n:: leetonia ohio
    Office:: junior stewart
    RQFC-topic: masonic information
    Message:: I would like to know, just what we are allowed to reveal about our fraternity to non masons

  19. Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 15:51:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bro.Roderick Odems
    E-mail:: Cautious9@excite.com
    Location:: Jacksonville Fl US
    Lodge:: King David #993
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jacksonville Florida
    Office:: W.M.
    RQFC-topic: origin of black lodges
    Message:: please e-mail me with any information concerning the origin of black lodges but more especially Modern Free and Accepted Masons

  20. Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 23:14:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ralph D. Moyer
    E-mail:: rdm82641@ckt.net
    Location:: McCune ,Kansas
    Lodge:: Prudence 100
    Lodge Loc'n:: Columbus, Kansas
    Office:: Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: I am seeking information about the existance ov vedio tapes of the lectures of the first three degrees.

  21. Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 20:46:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Brian McDowell
    E-mail:: musicmac@ruralnet.net.au
    Location:: Donald, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Lodge:: Burnaby Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Donald
    Office:: Past Master, Past Grand Organist
    RQFC-topic: Suggestions for Ceremonial Music
    Message:: Greetings and Salutations to Brethren throughout the World.

  22. Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 22:53:32 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David W.J. Wray
    E-mail:: dawray@net1.nw.com.au
    Location:: Perth, Western Australia
    Lodge:: W.A. Lodge of Research, No. 277
    Lodge Loc'n:: Perth, Western Australia
    Office:: Grand Librarian. (WAC)
    RQFC-topic: History of Freemasonry in Spain
    Message:: I have a collegue interested in Spanish Freemasonry. However, he is not, at present, on the 'net'. Any help I am able to attract, will be gratefully received. David Wray.

  23. Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 14:56:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Michael Burch
    E-mail:: mikeburch@hotmail.com
    Location:: Caruthersville, MO USA
    RQFC-topic: Who was the first Pope to condemn Freemasonry? Why?
    Message:: There is nothing wrong with Freemasonry. People fear what they don't know and/or understand.

  24. Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 10:07:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: ian park
    E-mail:: parks@rockcliffe.fsbusiness.co.uk
    Location:: carlislecumbriaengland
    Lodge:: gretna
    Lodge Loc'n:: gretna scotland
    Office:: right worshipful master
    RQFC-topic: robert w service poet
    Message:: i am trying to find out anything about the poet robrt w service and his involvement in freemasonry

  25. Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 12:08:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Leo Zanelli
    E-mail:: LeoZanelli@aol.com
    Location:: London, England
    Lodge:: Mornington 1672
    Lodge Loc'n:: London
    Office:: Secretary (PGStB)
    RQFC-topic: Early Freemasonry
    Message:: I have written 'A Pragmatic Masonic History'(published in 'the philalethes' and 'The Square' but have expanded it since then.

  26. Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 21:10:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Washington Sasaki
    E-mail:: lowester@uol.co.br
    Location:: Ourinhos - SP - Brasil
    Lodge:: ARLS Said Francis - 140
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ourinhos - SP
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Cliparts's, masonic research in general
    Message:: A fraternal greeting to all my brothers world wide. It is a great honor to be in such a wonderful class with all of these fine men. My name Washington Sasaki , 330, Past Master in Said Francis Lodge # 140 , Ourinhos SP , under the M.W. Grand Lodge of the State of Sco Paulo, Brazil. God said let there be light , and there was light. Fiat Lux. Thank you for the opportunity to sign your guest book. My Best Wishes to all Bretheren. I remain, Fraternally and sincerely. May the G.A.O.U. continue to bless each and everyone.

  27. Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 10:39:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: prashant prabhu
    E-mail:: prashgoes_beserk@hotmail.com
    Location:: bombay, INDIA
    RQFC-topic: STAIRWAYS AND STAIRCASES
    Message:: hi, iam a student of architecture and i am doing a thesis on staircases.so please if anybody out there has any info on them please mail me.

  28. Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 16:01:30 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David C Wold
    E-mail:: dwold1@aol.com
    Location:: Lytle Creek, Ca. USA
    Lodge:: Fontana Lodge #653
    Lodge Loc'n:: 16650 Arrow Bl. Fontana Ca 92335
    Office:: Master
    RQFC-topic: printart for lodge corrospondance
    Message:: emblems and other printart for letters needed!!

  29. Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 17:49:40 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Kenneth L. Oliver
    E-mail:: olivke@hotmail.com
    Location:: Acampo Ca U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Lodi Lodge #256
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lodi Ca
    RQFC-topic: Good pictures of masonic symbols for tattooing

  30. Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 21:32:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Linda J
    E-mail:: LPJ717@aol.com
    Location:: Marietta, SC USA
    RQFC-topic: Masonic sword
    Message:: I would like some info on a Masonic sword that is over 100 years old. If you think you can help me, please e-mail me. Thank you.

  31. Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 04:08:37 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ray Hudson
    E-mail:: rwhudson@netlineuk.net
    Location:: Barnehurst, Kent.U.K.
    Lodge:: Bellegrove Lodge 7293
    Lodge Loc'n:: Welling, Kent, U.K.
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Various
    Message:: I am involved actively with all regular Masonic Orders in the U.K. I Lecture on various Masonic and related subjects. Welcome questions and enquiries.

  32. Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 11:38:49 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Don Pitts
    E-mail:: DFPitts@webtv.net
    Location:: Wichita Falls, Tx, USA
    RQFC-topic: Liberty G. Teeters
    Message:: Info on Liberty G Teeters, 32nd degree mason?? My Great-Grandfather. Possibly in Alabama around the late 1800's. Born 2/29/1852, Died 7/7/1924 in Wichita FALLS, Tx. Possible US Marshall.

  33. Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 16:46:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: LOYAL LADY QUICK
    E-mail:: QUICK1970@HOTMAIL.COM
    Location:: KILLEEN TX
    RQFC-topic: I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A SITE WITH GOLDEN CIRCLE INFORMATION
    Message:: I WOULD ALSO LIKE SITES FOR THE FOLLOWING: DAUGHTERS OF ISIS HOJ

  34. Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 17:27:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Hilary Machan
    E-mail:: shmachan@scsinternet.com
    Location:: Brussels, Ontario, CANADA
    RQFC-topic: Trying to trace family members
    Message:: A am looking for information on a lost relative, Mary Jane (Shurtz) Monilaus, who died in 1944. Her obituary states she was a member of Amethyst Chapter No. 138 O.E.S. I am trying to find out where this chapter is located and if it is still operating. Also, Mary Jane's husband, George, was a member of Encampment Lodge N. 19 A.F. and A.M. in Encampment, Wyoming. I am seeking information on him as well. Thanks so much.

  35. Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 02:42:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Lawrence
    E-mail:: blaw3357@aol
    Location:: Miami, Fl. U.S.
    Lodge:: Joshua #1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Miami
    Office:: J.W.
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Anniversary Tips
    Message:: I'm trying to get out anniversary notices. Any tips on how I can get more brothers to come out and participate would be great. Thanking you in advance.

  36. Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 14:49:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Keith A. Gardner
    E-mail:: keithgardner@pchealth.fsnet.co.uk
    Location:: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England.
    Lodge:: Trafalgar Lodge No. 971
    Lodge Loc'n:: Batley, Province of Yorkshire West Riding. UGLE
    RQFC-topic: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Man & Mason
    Message:: First class site brethren. Congratulations.

  37. Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 08:34:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: carl richardson
    E-mail:: crichardson@tuthill.com
    Location:: chicago,ill usa
    Lodge:: john jones #7
    Lodge Loc'n:: chicago,ill
    Office:: senior warden
    RQFC-topic: pythagoren theory and how it relates to masonry
    Message:: how does the pythagorean theory relate to masonry?

  38. Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:13:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: lashawn denise hughes
    E-mail:: ladyshaun@yahoo.com
    Location:: tulsa, ok.
    RQFC-topic: family history
    Message:: my grandfather was a mason I believe, his name is GERAD SPARKS OR GERLD SPARKS. We are hoping some one could provide us with his imformation THANKS

  39. Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 23:50:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Finn J. Pette
    E-mail:: stovepipe@netzero.net
    Location:: Tujunga, CA. USA
    Lodge:: Magnolia Park #618
    Lodge Loc'n:: Burbank, CA
    Office:: None
    RQFC-topic: Masons in U.S. History/Revolutionary era
    Message:: I'm writing a term paper on the influence of Masons during the American Revolutionary days. If you have any information it would be appreciated. Please suggest books, title & author also. Thanks!

  40. Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 07:46:23 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Russ Blinco Jr.
    E-mail:: rustybaby@hotmail.com
    Location:: Val-d'Or, Quibec, Canada
    Lodge:: Nelson No. 9
    Lodge Loc'n:: St-Armand, Quibec, Canada
    RQFC-topic: Locate lodges in Trinidad-Tobago
    Message:: I will be travelling in early April to Trinidad and Tobago. I would very much like to locate Free Masons residing there in order to visit and establish fraternal contacts. I am a Past Master of my Lodge. Thank you for responding to my request. Russ Blinco Jr. (AF&AM GLQ)

  41. Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 02:49:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: s.nageshwar rao
    E-mail:: nag99_99@yahoo.com
    Location:: secunderabad,andhra pradesh,india.
    Lodge:: lodge ekram no. 45
    Lodge Loc'n:: secunderabad
    Office:: st. john's hall,marredpally,sec-bad-3.
    RQFC-topic: which deacon should prompt the candidate in the 2nd degree working?
    Message:: i am interested in freemasonary.i would like to know more about the topic.

  42. Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 05:26:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Yosef Bahar
    E-mail:: barvin@barvin.co.il
    Location:: Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Lodge:: Nur #73
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tel-Aviv
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and embroidery

  43. Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 12:30:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: mark nofziger
    E-mail:: halmark@bright.net
    Location:: angola,in. usa
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I HAVE AN OLD WOODEN BOX FULL OF GLASS SLIDES THAT CAME FROM IHLING BROS.EVERARD CO., KALAMAZOO, MICH. THERE ARE OVER 100 OF THESE ALONG WITH SEVERAL WOOD FRAMES (PROBABLY NEEDED FOR THE VIEWER). THE PICTURES SEEM TO BE MOSTLY RELIGIOUS WITH SOME SPECIAL MASON ITEMS MIXED IN. IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME ANY INFO ON THE AGE OF THESE ITEMS AND HOW THEY WERE USED, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. PLEASE RESPOND.

  44. Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:09:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Christopher m. Berger
    E-mail:: Budjaberg@aol.com
    Location:: Bethany, WVA United States
    RQFC-topic: Mason History and the local lodge at Bethany WVA.
    Message:: I am doing a thesis paper on the history of the masons esepcialy dealing with the local chapter here at bethany. I am a colloege student with a degree in history. Any help would be appriated, thankyou.

  45. Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 23:33:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David F. Willis
    E-mail:: Megohm0@MindSpring.com
    Location:: Lakeland, Florida, USA
    Lodge:: Tuscan Lodge No. 6, F & AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bartow, Florida
    Office:: Worshipful Master 2000
    RQFC-topic: Ways to revitalize a lagging membership
    Message:: I would love to hear from any brother on any subject pertaining to Masonry.

  46. Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 16:55:35 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: nigel beaven
    E-mail:: nigel@nbeaven.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: milton keynes bucks uk
    Lodge:: de bohun, bucks masters, bucks research lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: aylesbury bucks
    Office:: pm. none. a.d.c.
    RQFC-topic: why we do what we do?
    Message:: happy to chat to anyone who is genuinely interested in masonic research as I was founding secretary of Bucks research lodge (No.9585)

  47. Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 02:52:16 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Reg A Johnston
    E-mail:: rajoh@one.net.au
    Location:: South Tweed Hds NSW australia
    RQFC-topic: Grandafathers Masonic Particulars
    Message:: Hi I have some masonic understanding being a foundation member of the John Oxley Chapter of De Molay. in the late 60s .(Redcliffe) I am researching my Grand father and Great grandfathers genealogy. My grandfathers name was, George Newton. He was a mason. He was inducted into "The United Grand Lodge " of ----- Free and Accepted Masons of Queensland . All this happened on the 30th day of June A.L. 5921 in the Milton of Torwood Lodge No 138 Brisbane. The seal of the Grand Lodge at Brisbane the 6th day of January A.L. 5922 AD 1922 It goes on Georgium Newton Milton Of Torwood numero 138 , 30 th june A.L. 5921. Grand Secretary Chap Harley Grand Master Alex Gorrie. Certificate 747. Masons, It occurs to me that you may hold records of George Newton, which may discuss his wife or his parents or addresses. I am very interested in any information Regarding Mr George Newton or his Lodge "Milton of Torwood." All E mail answered. Thanks for any help or research suggestions Reg A Johnston

  48. Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 09:39:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Corneliu GAVRILESCU
    E-mail:: gavrilesco@club-p.petar.ro
    Location:: BOTOSANI, ROMANIA
    RQFC-topic: art,humanity,business
    Message:: My dear friends, I am a young artist and businessman from Romania. I hope will soon yours became my brothers and sisters. Please, I want will to be one good mason. As well, please visit my address web: hhtp://www.petar.ro/gavrilesco Always I believe in arts, humanity and peace. Fraternally, Corneliu GAVRILESCU My address: Str. Calugareni nr.5 Bloc F3, Etaj 2, Ap.8 BOTOSANI - 6800 ROMANIA e-mail: gavrilesco@club-p.petar.ro

  49. Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 21:58:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alistair Smith
    E-mail:: bloodorder@hotmail.com
    Location:: London England
    RQFC-topic: Sons of Phoenix
    Message:: A friend of mine showed me a masonic jewel belonging to a now disbanded 'side order' of freemasonary called The Sons of Phoenix. The jewel is dated - London 1902,and Joseph Sturge Lodge is engraved on the obverse. Also the letters O.G.J.O.T.A.S.P. are inscribed on a bar which is attatched to the top of the ribbon. Please contact me at the above e-mail address if you have any information concerning any of the text above. Thanks, Alistair Smith.

  50. Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 19:31:38 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Earl Roland Cumpiano
    E-mail:: EARLRCumpiano@webtv.net
    Location:: Santa Barbara, Ca. U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Santa Barbara # 192, F.& A.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Santa Barbara , Ca. U.S.A.
    Office:: PM #642, P. Sect. ; P. Patron E. Star
    RQFC-topic: Table Lodges
    Message:: Is there a possibility that Table Lodges will be allowed in Cal. Grand Lodge juisdiction ,soon or never ? !

  51. Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 13:46:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Clayton Stewart
    E-mail:: claytra@mweb.co.za
    Location:: Durban, South Africa
    Lodge:: Marine Lodge 627 IC
    Lodge Loc'n:: South Africa ,Durban
    Office:: Sen Deacon
    RQFC-topic: I would appreciate information on regalia in Irish Masonary and the symbolisim .
    Message:: I have found your site very informative and will pass it on to fellow brethern in my Lodge.I will also return.

  52. Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 22:59:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bonnie
    E-mail:: Kingcelic@cs.com
    Location:: Jonesboro,Ga
    RQFC-topic: Bible
    Message:: Hi. I am wondering what biblical "passage" is most important to being a mason. Which passage of the Bible is most important to the life of a mason?

  53. Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 23:38:57 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ivan Maksimovic
    E-mail:: maksi1i@cmich.edu
    Location:: Mt. Pleasant, MI USA
    RQFC-topic: mozart and freemasonry
    Message:: I` m interested in relationship between masonic ideas and W. A. Mozart` s music.

  54. Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 19:22:24 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: rey domingo
    E-mail:: reydomingo@theautohouse.com
    Location:: sanjose,ca.usa
    Lodge:: alcatraz lodge no.244
    Lodge Loc'n:: oakland ,ca
    Office:: senior steward
    RQFC-topic: mason signers of declaration of independence
    Message:: any information is greatly appreciated on how many of the persons who signed the declaration of independence were confirmed masons.

  55. Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 17:13:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: gerard sanfourche
    E-mail:: gersan1@prodigy.net.mx
    Location:: ixtapa, guerrero, mexico
    RQFC-topic: who are you
    Message:: I deeply beleive in a god, but religions are too sectarist ( any of them), is your faith in the great architect of the universe aimed at bringing peace and spiritual growth to the the whole humanity or just another sect ? Why is there different lodges or obediances? Why is the ritual ( initiation)so important ? Thanks for your help.

  56. Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 00:38:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Reginald D. May
    E-mail:: reggie@mtaonline
    Location:: Wasilla, Alaska
    Office:: Iditarod Lodge #20
    RQFC-topic: Lillington North Carolina Masonic lodge
    Message:: Looking for email address to lodge. My Grandfather was a member when he passed away in 1957. He was also a Scotish Rite Shriner.

  57. Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 18:27:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gary Cooper
    E-mail:: Twogrc@Hotmail.Com
    Location:: London, England
    Lodge:: Croydon Lodge of Unity No 5164
    Lodge Loc'n:: Croydon, Surrey
    RQFC-topic: Poem by Ruyard Kipling
    Message:: Can anybody surpply with the title or words of a poem by Ruyard Kipling on Freemasonary

  58. Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2000 09:06:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mac McCulloch
    E-mail:: mcculloch@starpower.net
    Location:: Dumfries, Virginia, USA
    RQFC-topic: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Lodge #4
    Message:: Is there still a Tuscaloosa, Alabama Lodge #4?? "Rising Virtue"(??). I have a "Master Mason" document dated August, 1841 and want to know anything regarding this lodge. Any information would be greatly appreciated. "Mac" McCulloch mcculloch@starpower.net

  59. Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 12:40:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Andris Gonzalez Galvan
    E-mail:: andres_100@hotmail.com
    Location:: Cd. Victoria, Tamps., Mex.
    Lodge:: Arq. Armando Lspez Pompa #75
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cd. Victoria
    RQFC-topic: Salmo 133 (meaning)
    Message:: I am serching the meaning of the salmo 133

  60. Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 15:03:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Archie A Fulton
    E-mail:: Archie@fulton95.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Kilmarnock,Scotland
    Lodge:: St John Kilwinning Kilmarnock,No 22
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kilmarnock,Ayrshire,Scotland
    Office:: Master Mason
    RQFC-topic: How freemasonry was formed in America

  61. Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 07:43:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Koparal Cerman
    E-mail:: koparal@turk.net
    Location:: Istanbul turkey
    Lodge:: kultur
    Lodge Loc'n:: Istanbul TURKEY
    Office:: Nur-u ziya sk. Beyoglu Istanbul
    RQFC-topic: I read the book THE HIRAM KEY by ChrisKnight and Robert Lomas I like to learn the opinion of my authorized brothers about the truths of this book. Thank you.

  62. Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 10:57:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Luis Conceicao
    E-mail:: lconceicao@mail.telepac.pt
    Location:: Lisboa, Portugal
    Lodge:: Convergencia
    Lodge Loc'n:: Grande Oriente Lusitano, Lisboa, Portugal
    RQFC-topic: Franz Rziha
    Message:: Welcome to all free-masons of the Universe

  63. Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 21:46:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Marty Rhodes
    E-mail:: martypopatop@aol.com
    Location:: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
    Lodge:: Muskoka Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in East Yorkshire
    Message:: I am trying to find information on lodges in East Yorkshire. My father became a Mason in the mid 1950's while we were living in either Withernsea or Hessle. We emigrated to Canada in 1957, and my father, Roy Rhodes passed away in 1984, several years before I became a Mason. I am attempting to find out which Lodge he was a member of and the date of his initiation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. W. Bro. Marty Rhodes

  64. Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 11:36:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Pagie Halvorsen
    E-mail:: paigie_2sweet@yahoo.com
    Location:: Bremerton, WA 98310
    RQFC-topic: Masons at 216 in Bremerton
    Message:: I am the daughter of Mark Halvorsen,Chaplin of Lodge 216 in Bremerton. I am guide of Bethel #20 in Poulsbo, WA and the Grand Bethel Rep. to Alaska and I would like to hear from the masons of that lodge so that I can know how they are and who they are. Thank you, Paige Halvorsen

  65. Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 15:59:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: PEDRO FREILE
    E-mail:: pfreilep@hotmail.com
    Location:: Quito, Ecuador, South America
    Lodge:: Constructores # 1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Quito, Ecuador
    RQFC-topic: Human Resources, treament and formation
    Message:: Health, Force, Union

  66. Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 17:27:19 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: John Badowski
    E-mail:: phoenixdog@idirect.com
    Location:: Canada
    Lodge:: Union Lodge #7
    Office:: Inner guard
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: Very impressive web site.

  67. Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 14:53:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: barry dickson
    E-mail:: baza@freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: glossop derbyshire united kingdom
    Lodge:: meridian lodge 5060
    Lodge Loc'n:: stockport cheshire united kingdom
    RQFC-topic: military and the craft

  68. Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 09:18:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: leroy stroman
    E-mail:: leroy@collegeclub.com
    Location:: spring field sc.usa
    Lodge:: st.luke 114
    Lodge Loc'n:: springfield sc.
    RQFC-topic: international masons in orangeburg sc.

  69. Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 23:06:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James P. Winters
    E-mail:: jimwyser@aol.com
    Location:: Warren, Ohio USA
    RQFC-topic: Knights of Malta
    Message:: Looking for info. on the Knights of Malta. Have a sword of my Great Grandfathers it has Louis E. Stilz & Bro. Phil. Pa. as the manufacturer. Knights head on top with a silver cross and a smaller red cross inside the silver one, and a maltese cross below that. sword is 35" overall and says Kights of Malta on blade. Peter Beck was the owner. Lived around Harrisburg in the mid 1800 - 1910 Thank You

  70. Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 03:03:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Michael R Brown
    E-mail:: pryins@bright.net
    Location:: Tiffin, OH USA
    Lodge:: Tiffin Lodge #77
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tiffin, OH 44883
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Speakers
    Message:: Would like to find someone willing to speak to our lodge in Northwest Ohio on the topic of their choice. Refreshments provided and travel expenses included. Thank you.

  71. Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:21:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: P. Howard
    E-mail:: phowie50@yahoo.com
    Location:: San Diego, CA
    RQFC-topic: General Interest On Freemasonry, (From A College Writer)

  72. Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 14:53:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: barry dickson
    E-mail:: baza@freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: glossop derbyshire united kingdom
    Lodge:: meridian lodge 5060
    Lodge Loc'n:: stockport cheshire united kingdom
    RQFC-topic: military and the craft

  73. Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 09:18:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: leroy stroman
    E-mail:: leroy@collegeclub.com
    Location:: spring field sc.usa
    Lodge:: st.luke 114
    Lodge Loc'n:: springfield sc.
    RQFC-topic: international masons in orangeburg sc.

  74. Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 23:06:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James P. Winters
    E-mail:: jimwyser@aol.com
    Location:: Warren, Ohio USA
    RQFC-topic: Knights of Malta
    Message:: Looking for info. on the Knights of Malta. Have a sword of my Great Grandfathers it has Louis E. Stilz & Bro. Phil. Pa. as the manufacturer. Knights head on top with a silver cross and a smaller red cross inside the silver one, and a maltese cross below that. sword is 35" overall and says Kights of Malta on blade. Peter Beck was the owner. Lived around Harrisburg in the mid 1800 - 1910 Thank You

  75. Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 03:03:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Michael R Brown
    E-mail:: pryins@bright.net
    Location:: Tiffin, OH USA
    Lodge:: Tiffin Lodge #77
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tiffin, OH 44883
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Speakers
    Message:: Would like to find someone willing to speak to our lodge in Northwest Ohio on the topic of their choice. Refreshments provided and travel expenses included. Thank you.

  76. Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:21:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: P. Howard
    E-mail:: phowie50@yahoo.com
    Location:: San Diego, CA
    RQFC-topic: General Interest On Freemasonry, (From A College Writer)

  77. Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 07:39:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Orla Stxcker
    E-mail:: pieces@post7.tele.dk
    Location:: 7400 Herning, Denmark
    Lodge:: "Troskab"
    Lodge Loc'n:: Herning
    RQFC-topic: Re.: St. George and Defence, HMS ships sunk in storm dec.1811 near Jutland.
    Message:: More than 1200 seamen drowned that night. Among them at least one Mason, who was the owner of a volume of Prestons "Illustrations of Masonry", the leatherbind of which has been found toge-ther with many other items in the wreck of St. Georges, which items are exhibited in a museum in Thorsminde, Jutland. Without doubt there must have been more masons aboard. I am looking for lodges whose minutes tells about brothers, who lost their lives in that storm.

  78. Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 21:08:17 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Virgil A. Lowrie
    E-mail:: lowrievir@msn.com
    Location:: Denton, TX US
    RQFC-topic: History of Masons in Scotland

  79. Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 03:08:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: leslie C. Jones
    E-mail:: aloha357@aol.com
    Location:: Mililani, Hi
    Lodge:: New Hope Lodge # 116
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mililani, Hi
    Office:: Pastmaster
    RQFC-topic: the history of Prince Hall Masonry in Hawaii