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4th Quarter, 2000

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  1. Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 06:54:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joseph R Smith
    E-mail:: joelinda@mail.usmo.com
    Location:: Dixon, Missouri (USA)
    Lodge:: Arlington Lodge #346
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dixon Missouri
    Office:: Masonic Home Rep.
    RQFC-topic: Recognization of Prince Hall
    Message:: Thanks for a wonderful site. I am researching the different agreements between PHA and GL jurisdictions for information to use in Missouri's process of recognization. Any help appreciated..

  2. Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:02:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Brown
    E-mail:: d_brown@pipeline.com
    Location:: Milpitas, CA
    RQFC-topic: Mount Moriah Lodge #37, Waterford Ohio
    Message:: An ancestor of mine, William White, was one of the original members of the Mount Moriah Lodge #37 in Waterford Ohio back in 1816. I saw in a book that he was one of the first elected officers. Would the Masons have any records on him and his family which would be of genealogical interest? I would be interested in any info regarding where he lived, his wife's name, marriage date or any other dates, a listing of his children, etc. Thank You Very Much, David Brown

  3. Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:06:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: GERALD A. EDGAR
    E-mail:: vje68@hotmail.com
    Location:: Garner, Iowa USA
    Lodge:: Mosaic #125 & Bethel #319 (dual)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dubuque & Garner, IA
    Office:: PM & Scty
    RQFC-topic: Senior DeMolays especially those who enjoy or are knowledgeable in DeMolay ritual
    Message:: This site is one of the finest, on any subject, on the Internet. Well designed, well governed and a great forum to further the Craft!

  4. Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 00:35:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: SERGIO E. PORRAS HINOJOSA
    E-mail:: sporras1@hotmail.com
    Location:: LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO.
    Lodge:: DELTA # 15
    Lodge Loc'n:: LA PAZ
    Office:: PAST MASTER
    RQFC-topic: EVERY THINK ABOUT BLUE LODGES
    Message:: UN ABRAZO FRATERNAL A TODOS LOS MASONES DEL MUNDO,INVITANDOLOS A QUE NOS VISITEN EN ESTE BELLO PUERTO, SOMOS PARTE DE LA GRAN LOGIA DE BAJA CALIOFRNIA SUR.RITO ESCOCES ANTIGUO Y ACEPTADO. TRABAJAMOS LOS MARTES 8:30 P.M.

  5. Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 20:41:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Frater Kermit L. Kennedy Jr. P.M.
    E-mail:: ckennedy@kscable.com
    Location:: wichita,kansas USA
    Lodge:: Fred Douglass Lodge #99
    Lodge Loc'n:: 12th & Piatt
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: bringing A.F & AM anf F &AM together
    Message:: IF we dont come toghther the masonic order will never be strong or be able to be a real order of brotherhood.

    [Webmaster's note: Apparently, in some parts of the country "F&AM vs AF&AM" is a kind of code for "regular grand lodge vs Prince Hall" branches of Masonry. Some people who write to me refer to "three-letter vs four-letter" Masonry. Anyway, I guess that's what they mean. Those of you who use these kinds of "code" should know that it's not very accurate or correct. The regular state grand lodges in the US are pretty equally divided between those using "AF&AM" and those using "F&AM", and all of those bodies have been "in amity" for many years.

    There is no need to "bring AF&AM and F&AM together" since they aren't apart: they have been together in this country since the late 1700s, and in England since the early 1800s. ]

  6. Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:29:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Peter Fairbridge
    E-mail:: peter@canessco.com
    Location:: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Lodge:: Highlands Unity Lodge 168
    Lodge Loc'n:: Edmonton, Alberta
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: The Cathedral Builders
    Message:: I am also a member of FIAT LUX Lodge of Research No.1980.I will welcome opportunities to correspond with others engaged in research.

  7. Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 12:24:10 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Nicole Jackson
    E-mail:: knowledgebone1@hotmail.com
    Location:: Chicago, Il
    RQFC-topic: all there is to know about the freemasonry organization
    Message:: I am a senior at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Il. As a project for my Topics in Black Studies class I have to research the masons and write a paper about my results. If at all possible I would like the most accurate and up to date information on this organization. Specifically how it originated and when African-Americans became involved. This would help my project a great deal and add some spice to the normal information that one might find. Thank you aheaf of time for your help. Nicole Jackson p.s.- this is a wonderful website!

  8. Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 13:52:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: MaryLyne Jones
    E-mail:: www.colala@uswest.net
    Location:: Roy, Utah USA
    RQFC-topic: Brick that is losing its face color.
    Message:: We have a Mebron Brick called Brandywine on our new house. After it was washed with Banitrol or Vanitrol, the deep burgundy color came off. A representative for the company said he had never seen this before. We would like it replaced and the company says too bad. We have been told that it could be underbaked or overbaked. Is this true and what can we do about it?

    [Webmaster's note: You're kidding, right? Freemasonry is the world's oldest fraternal society, but it no longer has any connection, except in its symbolic instruction, to the operative building trades.
    P.S. Naturally, the email address given turns out to be fake.]

  9. Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 16:51:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Larry R. Wert
    E-mail:: swert@ties.k12.mn.us
    Location:: Oakdale, Minnesota, USA
    Lodge:: Garnet # 166
    Lodge Loc'n:: White Bear Lake, MN
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Knight St. Andrews
    Message:: I am wondering if anyone knows the coat of arm for St. Anthony and where the St. Anthony cross comes in or has any bearing. I just cannot seem to find anyway to obtain this information. Much appreciated if anyone can help. Fraternally, Larry I.G.H.

  10. Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:30:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Di Norris
    E-mail:: Di.Norris@btinternet.com
    Location:: Glenurquhart, Inverness, Scotland
    RQFC-topic: Masonic medals
    Message:: I have inherited a box of masonic medals from my grandfather and would like to trace their origin. One is a rainbow shape with a hanging dove. Can anyone recommend a web site or book? Thanks.

  11. Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 19:39:17 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John P. Jones
    E-mail:: jpj11@prodigy.net
    Location:: Snellville,Georgia USA
    RQFC-topic: How did masons influence the works of Mozart and Haydn
    Message:: why did the roman church ban its members from masonic participation? what were some of the reasons.how did the masons influence the works of Haydn and Mozart

  12. Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:35:09 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bent Henrik Dahl
    E-mail:: bhdahl@post6.tele.dk
    Location:: Denmark
    Lodge:: GENESIS
    Lodge Loc'n:: Copenhagen
    Office:: WM
    RQFC-topic: where do I find the svedish system working?

  13. Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:56:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: preston bemis
    E-mail:: preton@bemis.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: goring, england
    Lodge:: Goring Gap Lodge No. 8359 and others
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pangbourne, England
    Office:: IG
    RQFC-topic: Looking for a Lodge contact
    Message:: Looking to contact St. Leonard Lodge No. 4982 Location:: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England ... Signed your guestbook in 1995

  14. Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:57:36 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Gordon B Rogers
    E-mail:: Rogers_Consulting@Telus.net
    Location:: Delta, BC Canada
    Lodge:: Progress #87
    Lodge Loc'n:: Vancouver
    Office:: Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Lecture for Antient work in the EA Degree

  15. Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 18:57:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Steven Rudolph
    E-mail:: brother_reindeer@hotmail.com
    Location:: Braham, MN
    Lodge:: Helios #247
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cambridge MN
    RQFC-topic: Navoo, IL lodge
    Message:: I am trying to find out where to find information about the lodge in Navoo, IL which was set up by the Mormon pioneers.

  16. Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 08:08:54 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brad Bembry
    E-mail:: dalcodir@yahoo.com
    Location:: Lebanon Missouri USA
    Lodge:: Laclede Lodge #83
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lebanon Missouri
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: London Area Geneolgy
    Message:: I am loking for a member in the Londn England are tha tmight be able to help me locate information about my 10th generation great grandfather, who was a master mason that helped Sir Christopher Wren build St. Pauls Cathedral. I am desperatley trying to find ANY information most specifically a copy of his Mark.

  17. Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 00:47:05 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Elizabeth Richards
    E-mail:: ecrich@hotcoco.infi.net
    Location:: 2734 Oak Rd. # 105 Walnut Creek,CA 94596
    RQFC-topic: What is esoteric masonry?
    Message:: My father was a mason, Robert Richards, in Ridgewood NJ. I don't remember his ever talking about esoteric masonry. I have been studying the works of Joel S. Goldsmith who was a mason, and in one of his books he mentions being raised, I think that was the term into the Lodge of Living Stones in Leeds England. He also mentions the name "Wilmhurst" but no first name was given. Because of my study of Joel's works, I am interested in knowing what Esoteric Masonry is. Is it a mystical branch, part of Masonry? I am not going to use this information for any other purpose than my own knowledge and would appreciate clarification on this topic. Thank you, Elizabeth Richards

    [Web-master's note: Kessinger Publishing offers reprints of a few books by Wilmhurst which might interest you. You might also look into the works of W.K. MacNulty, who has at least one book published by "Thames & Hudson".]

  18. Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 22:13:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Malcolm R. "Bob" Jackson
    E-mail:: payday_hill@webtv.net
    Location:: Protem, Taney County, Missouri 65733-3100
    RQFC-topic: Co-Masonry in Texas, 19th Century
    Message:: My cousin's monument has a large (14") Masonic square & compass deeply embossed thereon. We (family members) have no knowledge or record of her, her husband, her father or other relatives being lodge members. Am very interested in following this and finding why this emblem is on her headstone. Any leads, advice will be appreciated. Thank you.

  19. Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:10:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kurt Heddebauw
    E-mail:: k.heddebauw@worldonline.be
    Location:: Ostend, Belgium
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in Poland
    Message:: Working on an dissertation on Freemasonry in Poland (University of Ghent, Belgium). Need as much links/books/info on Polish Freemasonry as possible. Please contact me! Thanks!!

  20. Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:47:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Candice Gates
    E-mail:: candy@up.net
    Location:: Calumet, MI USA
    RQFC-topic: Media Involvement
    Message:: I am looking for information on how the media effects the Masosn (if it does), and if that effect is good or bad.

  21. Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:02:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brother Franklin F. Hudson III
    Location:: P.O. box 4225 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34948-4225
    Lodge:: Sons of Solomon #376 (Modern Free Inc.)
    RQFC-topic: King Solomons Temple
    Message:: We were wondering if there are any depictions or photographs about king solomons temple. Also I would like to have more info on the few women who walked as masons. Thanks.

  22. Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:10:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Solomon Campbell Jr
    E-mail:: campbellsolomon@yahoo.com
    Location:: Baltimore, Maryland
    Lodge:: Mount Sinai #63, PHA
    Lodge Loc'n:: 3701 Eutaw Street,
    Office:: Senior Warren
    RQFC-topic: The Obligation of the first Degree
    Message:: What is the meaning in the obligation of the first degree of the meaning ....Art in art,part and parts,point on points.....

  23. Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 23:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Susan
    E-mail:: slwegaz@hotmail.com
    Location:: Eagar,AZ. USA
    RQFC-topic: My maternal grandfather, his father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, and so on were Masons. I have been researching thefamily and have lost track of them, they lived in Farmington Mich., and the last name was Walton. Please if anyone has info or knows where i go from here, let me know??????,

  24. Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:17:43 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: carl montlake
    E-mail:: carlmontlake@yahoo.co.uk
    Location:: manchester, england
    Lodge:: volonteer lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: manchester , england
    RQFC-topic: lectures on masonic subjects and supporting material
    Message:: I am putting together a cataloge of all lectures on masonic subjects along with any supporting documentation . allso a schedule of masonic demonstration teams and their activities worldwide . please e-mail me with any details you may have .

  25. Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:04:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Andrea K Rice
    E-mail:: Andreakrice@netscape.net
    Location:: Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Temple Furniture
    Message:: I am the caretaker of an old masonic temple that is being renovated. There is so much wonderful old furniture from chairs with nameplates to organs. We do not want to throw these things out. We would prefer to find persons interested in acquiring some of these things. This particular masonic temple was built in the 1920's in Paterson, New Jersey. If you would like more information, or know of any other resources I should check in to, please send me a note.

  26. Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 17:58:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Louise Murphy
    E-mail:: Traveler877@msn.com
    Location:: Lawton, OK
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Childrens Home at (Darlington/Guthrie, OK.) 1918-1923
    Message:: I am looking for relatives of my dad, John O. Moretti, his sisters, Amenta, and Mable, and brothers, William and Joseph. Their father was Onorio Moretti and mother Louisa Monseu-Moretti. They were sent to the home in 1918 when my grandmother died.

  27. Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 17:44:46 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Vino Joseph Guarnieri
    E-mail:: meadowside@mich.com
    Location:: Greenwood, Michigan. United States of America
    RQFC-topic: Dragon Based Freemasonry/House of the Dragon
    Message:: While I am not a Freemason yet, I am in the process. I have read the books "Bloodline of the Holy Grail" and "Genesis of the Grail Kings" and the author eludes to Dragon based Freemasonry as opposed to Hanoverian based Freemasonry, and I am curious if this form exists. any information is welcome. Thank you.

    [Webmaster's note: People write the strangest darned stuff. I have never, ever heard of anything called Dragon-based Freemasonry or Hanoverian-based Freemasonry. Oh, and by the way, "elude" means to avoid or escape notice, "allude" means to refer to indirectly.]

  28. Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 21:27:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robin Harris
    E-mail:: robin.harris@actrix.co.nz
    Location:: Nelson,New Zealand
    Lodge:: Waimea Lodge, No 266
    Lodge Loc'n:: Nelson N.Z>
    Office:: Worshipfull Master,P.Std.Bearer
    RQFC-topic: Sistership Relationship
    Message:: Would like to corrospond on the net between lodges as a further dimention to freemasonry,as master i was installed for the second time yesterday,so this is one project for my year

  29. Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 07:34:30 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Roger Leek
    E-mail:: rleek74621@aol.com
    Location:: Birmingham, England
    Lodge:: Lodge Of The Mystic Quest
    Lodge Loc'n:: Province of Worcestshire, England
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonic History
    Message:: Interested in the history of the Templar Knights and The Royal Order Of Scotland. ..also require artwork (bmp/jpg)Hall-Stone Jewel

  30. Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 22:19:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Samuel C.M. Gibson
    E-mail:: sgibson@nrthside.ca
    Location:: Kelowna BC Canada
    Lodge:: St George"s Lodge # 41
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kelowna BC Canada
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Mount Heredom And The Temple (Kilwinning Scotland )
    Message:: I was born in scotland and moved to canada in 1989 . I joined the lodge in scotland in 1979 I just came across some imformation about THE TEMPLE IN KILWINNING.. As a small child in scotland I had heard about the specel masons lodge (THE COUNCIL OF NINE) For more imfo go to http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/SHAUNSHAUNY/Mount Heredom/index1.htm This should be of interest to all good men of the world of masonery

  31. Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 15:57:01 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jim McEvoy
    E-mail:: mcevoy7@home.com
    Location:: Duncan, B.C. Canada
    Lodge:: Coronation #151
    Lodge Loc'n:: Duncan, B.C.
    Office:: SW
    RQFC-topic: Toast to the fork and spoon ?
    Message:: When visiting another lodge one of the brethern gave a toast in the refreshment room to fork, spoon and tumbler.If any brother has a copy of this I would very much like to learn it. My second visit to this site, and am amazed at the wealth of knowldge available. Have told many others about it. Thank you and please keep up the good work,

  32. Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 20:41:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Miegal Bostick
    E-mail:: Alphamael@excite.com
    Location:: Tampa, Fl. U.S.A
    RQFC-topic: others who are looking to join
    Message:: My first encounter With Masons to my knowledge occured when someone told me you were someting other than people that worked with concrete I mean I couldn't imagine that all of the stuff that he knew about was goinig on without me knowing. I never went to school and plegded and lost that brotherhood out of the service so I was looking for something to put my extra energy to, one more thing to pledge myself to and to grow with people like minded. I probaly can't put into words the feelings I had when I got a glimps of what this could do for me and the example of the complete man I could give to Masonry. I hope to be considered for enlightenment Miegal

  33. Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 12:08:01 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Graham Hooper
    E-mail:: hooperg@dial.pipex.com
    Location:: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
    Lodge:: Middlesex Masters
    Lodge Loc'n:: Twickenham
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: The history of Masonic Lodge Banners

  34. Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 20:47:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dr. Man Mohan
    E-mail:: drmanmohan@chequemail.com
    Location:: New Delhi, India
    Lodge:: RAJA JUBILEE NO.132
    Lodge Loc'n:: New Delhi
    Office:: Regionasl Grand Lodge of India
    RQFC-topic: frreemasonary and ancient mathematics in architecture
    Message:: Recently I came accross a reference4 of Doctoral Thesis by Lawrence(The Open University, UK) titled" Freemasonary and geometry-ancient architecture" but could not find any othjer details. If any Bro. can can help in this particular reference or the research area in general most welcome. Even some E-mail addresses like that of LAWRENCE shall bge appreciated. W.Bro. Dr. Man Mohan

  35. Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 21:00:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: james e. mustello
    E-mail:: jmustello@hotmail.com
    Location:: Seattle WA U.S.A.
    Lodge:: ALKI #152
    Lodge Loc'n:: 4736 40th AVE. S.W.
    Office:: current senior warden - but will be worshipful master as of 12 /9 /2000
    RQFC-topic: where can i get softwear with masonic background and (wallpaper) and tools ,columbs ,ect
    Message:: Hello brothers alki lodge is in west seattle in the great northwest of the u.s.a. we will instal our officers this december 9th 2000.

  36. Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 22:03:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Kingsley Sheehan
    E-mail:: kingsley@dataservices.com.au
    Location:: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Lodge:: South Yarra Lodge, No. 38, UGLV
    Lodge Loc'n:: South Yarra, 3141
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Royal Arch Masonry
    Message:: I'm interested in researching Royal Arch Masonic history and also Knights Templar

  37. Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 00:59:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jhon Esteban Ardila Sáiz
    E-mail:: jhonardila@hotmail.com
    Location:: Bogota, C/marca, COLOMBIA
    Lodge:: Filantropia Bogotana No. 5
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bogota, COLOMBIA
    Office:: Gran Logia de Colombia
    RQFC-topic: Searching Optometrist, Opthalmologist Brothers
    Message:: I wish to have communications with brothers that his occupation be related with Optometry, ophtalmology or other related sciences.I´m Optometrist Desearia tener contacto con Hermanos cuya ocupación sea la Optometría, Oftalmología u otras actividaes relacionadas. Soy Optometra.

  38. Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 20:13:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Erling Haagensen
    E-mail:: Merling@merling.dk
    Location:: Bornholm, Denmark
    RQFC-topic: Templars e.a.
    Message:: I have signed this book in 1996. I have since produced publications, which might have your interest. You are most wellcome to take a look at www.merling.dk

  39. Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 12:20:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Julian Jean-Baptiste LaVerdiere
    E-mail:: Julian@bigroom.net
    Location:: NYC, NY, USA
    RQFC-topic: Traditions in Masonic Lantern design and architecture
    Message:: I am a Sculptor working in NYC, and am fascinated with a masonic lantern that I inherited, and I am interested in understanding the symbolism and purpose for its design. The lantern apeares to be a tower coupala with six windows and balconies and from its top are seven spikes radiating upward like a crown my guess is that it was made in 1920? It appears tobe a miniature of the large sconces mounted on the fascade of the NYC grand lodge on 24th st and 6th ave..

  40. Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 13:25:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robin K. Hayles
    E-mail:: hayler@msn.com
    Location:: Garland, TX USA
    RQFC-topic: John Perry Mason, Baily Lodge No. 143 A.F.M.
    Message:: Trying to find information on my GGGrandfather,John Perry Mason, possibly through old Lodge records. He died in SC in 1870. Any information, help or suggestions are appreciated.

  41. Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 17:40:30 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Raymond L.Kahn
    E-mail:: raymondlkahn@ntlworld.com
    Location:: Bedford, England, United Kingdom
    Lodge:: Cyril Robinson Lodge No.9029
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bedford Masonic Centre, Kempston, Bedford
    Office:: Senior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: Masoic music/songs
    Message:: Sincere and fraternal greetings to all brethren of the mystic art. I am interested in learning of any masonic music and songs that there may be either in current use or fallen into disuse.

  42. Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 04:21:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Attila
    E-mail:: attila@attilainstrint.com.au
    Location:: Gold Coast - Australia
    Lodge:: Southport 62
    Lodge Loc'n:: Asabove
    RQFC-topic: Masons in Hungary
    Message:: I am looking for some form of contact to brethrens in Hungary

  43. Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 17:08:32 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Philip Clay
    E-mail:: philclay12@aol.com
    Location:: Penryn, Cornwall, England
    Lodge:: Pendennis Lodge 7520
    Lodge Loc'n:: Penryn, Cornwall, England
    Office:: Organist (PM)
    RQFC-topic: correspondence with other Masons worldwide
    Message:: I have been a Freemason since 1988 and would like to talk with other Masons via the internet especially in the USA

  44. Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 16:00:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Sandy Gove
    E-mail:: alexander@agove.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
    Lodge:: St Anthony 154
    Lodge Loc'n:: Inverurie
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I was a member of Phoenix Lodge also the American lodge OUTPOST (Rhode Island and Plantation) in Berlin. This was during 1968/70. It would be marvellous to hear from any of the brethern who attended the above lodges or even remember me Fraternal greetings Sandy

  45. Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 01:19:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Noel H Savory
    E-mail:: noels@inaccs.com.bb
    Location:: Barbados
    RQFC-topic: History of Masons or mechanics
    Message:: Very glad I visited your website. I am not a mason,but I'm a I.U.o.M mechanic. My lodge is Solomons Temple, located in Bridgetown, BARBADOS, West Indies.

  46. Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:41:58 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gerard Zouein
    E-mail:: bellissimo@tradingdeals.com
    Location:: Montreal, CANADA
    Lodge:: Corinthian #62
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montreal
    RQFC-topic: Esoteric studies relating to FreeMasonry

  47. Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 13:10:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Harold K Taylor
    E-mail:: antiqillum@yahoo.com
    Location:: Anaheim, CA, United States of America
    RQFC-topic: Asiatic Brethren, Nascent Dawn Lodge in Frankfurt
    Message:: I am conducting a study pertaining to the Asiatic Brethren; Moses Dobruschka (aka Franz Thomas von Schoenfeld, Junius Brutus Frey, etc); the Nascent Dawn Lodge at Frankfurt am Main which was chartered by the G. O. of France in 1808. I am looking for online materials; links to bookdealers with pertinent resources; contacts; Libraries that are willing to cooperate; correspondence with anyone who has information on this topic. Thank you very much.

  48. Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 23:21:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Matthew Kopecky
    E-mail:: Kopecky79@Yahoo.com
    Location:: Savannah,GA USA
    RQFC-topic: MASONRY
    Message:: I've lived across the road from a Masonic Lodge in Bardwell,KY for 18 years. And now that I'm in the Army I'm looking for a way to truly know myself,who i am. I'm just looking for some correspondence on your orginization. Plus I'm on my way to Fairbanks,Alaska. in Feb.Thank You

  49. Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 10:18:17 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James Dunsmore
    E-mail:: J7MMDunsmore@aol.com
    Location:: United Kingdom
    Lodge:: Livingstone Stonefield 599
    Lodge Loc'n:: Blantyre Scotland
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the Knights Templar
    Message:: I am researching the Knights Templar order in Scotland and would appreciate correspondence from others with a similar interest.

  50. Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 11:36:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: O.P. Fausett, III, PM
    E-mail:: fausett@surfsouth.com
    Location:: Valdosta, Georgia USA
    Lodge:: Adel #310
    Lodge Loc'n:: Adel, Georgia
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: King Soloman's Temple
    Message:: I'm in process of writing a paper regarding teh environmental aspects of KS's temple, given the fact that I'm in the enviromental business. Any litature having to do with the geology, topography, or science of the land on whihc KST is located, or the general area will be helpful. Thank you for yoru time. Trey Fausett

  51. Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 12:28:46 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robert R Grubbs III
    E-mail:: RRG6919@MSN.COM
    Location:: Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.
    RQFC-topic: A brother in need
    Message:: I need help. My girlfriends Father has been a member of the masons for about fourty years. In the past couple of years his health has greatly declined. He suffers from several different conditions. The one that concerns me the most is his senility. He can't remember what lodge he belonged to or haow to get a hold of anyone. I beleive that they would like to see or hear from him if they only new his condition. Please help me to get him in touch with his fellow brothers. Secondly, about three years ago he asked me to lodge with him. At the time I wasn't really concerned about it. Now I greatly regret not accepting his invitation and I fear it's to late. I was very ignorant of the dedication to one another that you have and would very much like to join and have a chance to lodge with him in what ever capacity he is able to. Please help him and myself. His name is Cletus Jackson. Thankyou Robert Grubbs

    [Web-master's note: If you look around his house you could probably find copies of the monthly notice his lodge sends all the members. That would give you the address of the master and secretary of his lodge. The would indeed want to hear from you about his condition, and would also be pleased to let you petition as a candidate.

    Also, you might find other lodge paraphernalia around his house: his lodge apron, maybe his Master Mason's certificate: usually it's a big steel-engraved document, with signatures on it, very impressive and most Masons in this country have it framed and hang it in their house. that will give you the name of his lodge.

    Or if his daughter knows what town/city they were living in while he was active in his lodge, that might narrow it down.

    If you can't find his lodge that way, then call the grand lodge of Indiana and see if they have his records. Some grand lodges are better than others about that. All the USA grand lodges are listed in the pointers section of my website.

    Let me know what you find out.] --------

  52. Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:18:30 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Hans van Drunen
    E-mail:: hansvandrunen@mail4u.nl
    Location:: Utrecht - Netherlands
    RQFC-topic: Odd Fellow Rituals
    Message:: I am looking for (new and second-hand) ritual IOOF ritual books from all over the world. Please contact me!

  53. Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 20:06:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James Sinclair
    E-mail:: Jsinc@merov.com
    Location:: Scotland
    RQFC-topic: Stone of Scoone
    Message:: It has returned - where now?

  54. Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 21:48:13 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alvin J. Golden
    E-mail:: alvingolden@hotmail. com
    Location:: Atlanta, Ga
    Lodge:: St. James #4 PHA Juris. of Ga
    Lodge Loc'n:: Atlanta, Ga
    Office:: PHA Grand Lodge of Ga 330 Auburn Ave.
    RQFC-topic: The Grand Orient of France and Prince Hall
    Message:: Greetings to all the bretheren of the Ancient craft I'm writing to you from my military unit in Korea. For the past 5 years I've done extensive research on the study and history of Freemasonry as a whole notice I said Freemasonry as a whole not just any seperate enitity because freemasonry is universal and I mean that literally. I any brother or sisters would like to communicate more with me on the subject of the ancient mysteries and their systems please write me on my E-mail alvingolden@hotmail.com

  55. Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:17:37 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rick Greendonner
    E-mail:: rickgreendonner@hotmail.com
    Location:: Bradenton, Florida, USA
    RQFC-topic: Translation of Latin on Masonic Ring
    Message:: Granddad left me a ring with the inscription: VIRTUS JUNXIT MORSNON SEPAR-BIT. I may not have the spaceing correct, but would love to know its meaning as it would lead me to know his intention behind giving me the ring at his death.Then I'll know his belief system/philosophy. thanks. rickgreendonner@hotmail.com

    [Web-master's Note: The ring is an emblem of the 14th Degree of the York Rite. The translation of "VIRTUS JUNXIT MORS NON SEPARBIT" is "What Virtue has joined, Death Cannot Separate." I don't know if you could read his entire "belief system/philosophy" from that ring, but it's not a bad place to start. The degrees of Scottish Rite Masonry are a wide and elaborate commentary on the basic lessons of Craft or "blue-lodge" Masonry (the primary three degrees up to Master Mason), and have inspired many with the hopefulness and wisdom of their teachings.

  56. Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 11:26:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Harvey S. Morrison
    E-mail:: harvmorr@aol.com
    Location:: University Heights, OH
    Lodge:: Forest City Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lyndurst, OH
    Office:: PM/DDGM
    RQFC-topic:

  57. Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 16:12:40 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: LORRAINE L GRAVES
    E-mail:: RAINERYNN@HOTMAIL.COM
    Location:: ST LOUIS MO
    RQFC-topic: HISTORY OF MASONRY

  58. Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 14:01:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rebecca Lynn Bentley
    E-mail:: Lpn4kids11@aol.com
    Location:: Mount Dora, Florida, USA
    RQFC-topic: Archie K. Henderson Lodge No. 739
    Message:: My GGrandfather was Archie Keys Henderson from Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in 1842, died 18 Dec. 1924 in Pittsburgh. I have a Luncheon Program for the Archie K. Henderson Lodge No. 739 for the Free and Accepted Masons on April 17, 1925, at the Central Masonic Hall, 209 Collins Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. This luncheon was given in his honor. I am doing research on My GGrandfather and his family and was wondering how I could gather anymore information on him or his family. Also there are many names of those who attended the luncheon and the Charter Members. Possibly this information could help someone else doing research. Thanks in advance. Rebecca L. Bentley ( Lpn4kids11@aol.com )

  59. Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 20:48:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Vincent Paul Dale Hyrum Morgan Jr.
    E-mail:: vmorgan@pentalon.net
    Location:: SLC, Ut.,
    RQFC-topic: Origins
    Message:: Any notable reference at library, Please remember this is Utah.

  60. Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 16:36:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: A.Dogan Yalim
    E-mail:: yalimd@turk.net.tr
    Location:: Istanbul,Turkey
    Lodge:: Musavat
    Lodge Loc'n:: Istanbul,Turkey
    Office:: Past Worshipfull Master
    RQFC-topic: 1.lodges of education 2iLodges of Research

  61. Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 22:15:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Deb Bush
    E-mail:: simplymom@familyconnect.com
    Location:: Spotsylvania, VA, USA
    RQFC-topic: Deceased Member
    Message:: My husband's grandfather (Walter Lee Bush, Sr) was a 32nd degree Mason. We are now interested in joining a lodge (and Eastern Stars) but don't have any of his information, ie. lodge #, etc. Can you tell me where I can find out this information? Our children are also interested in DeMolay & Job's Daughter's, so any information you have about that as well would be a big help! Thank you for your time! Deb Bush 540-582-5079

    [Web-master's note:

    Try contacting the grand lodge of his home state (the state where he joined or was longest an active member). Some state grand lodges have good records and organized access to this kind of info about their old members, some don't.

    If you are sure he was a Mason, then maybe there is some memorabilia around with clues to where he was a member: his lodge Master Mason certificate, an old lodge notice, etc.

    Best of luck.

    NOTE TO ALL GRAND LODGE OFFICERS: offering the public this kind of information on previous generations of our brethren might be the most useful project we could perform. Every Masonic website gets frequent requests for information about Masonic ancestors -- usually for genealogical research, but often for other purposes as in this case. There is no public service project that Grand Lodge Masonry is better fitted to offer. The historical records are there, there are many knowledgeable Masons (with computer resources) in every jurisdiction looking for ways to be of service. All that is lacking is the management and the will. What are we waiting for?]

  62. Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 22:15:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Deb Bush
    E-mail:: simplymom@familyconnect.com
    Location:: Spotsylvania, VA, USA
    RQFC-topic: Deceased Member
    Message:: My husband's grandfather (Walter Lee Bush, Sr) was a 32nd degree Mason. We are now interested in joining a lodge (and Eastern Stars) but don't have any of his information, ie. lodge #, etc. Can you tell me where I can find out this information? Our children are also interested in DeMolay & Job's Daughter's, so any information you have about that as well would be a big help! Thank you for your time! Deb Bush 540-582-5079

    [Web-master's note:

    Try contacting the grand lodge of his home state (the state where he joined or was longest an active member). Some state grand lodges have good records and organized access to this kind of info about their old members, some don't.

    If you are sure he was a Mason, then maybe there is some memorabilia around with clues to where he was a member: his lodge Master Mason certificate, an old lodge notice, etc.

    Best of luck.

    NOTE TO ALL GRAND LODGE OFFICERS: offering the public this kind of information on previous generations of our brethren might be the most useful project we could perform. Every Masonic website gets frequent requests for information about Masonic ancestors -- usually for genealogical research, but often for other purposes as in this case. There is no public service project that Grand Lodge Masonry is better fitted to offer. The historical records are there, there are many knowledgeable Masons (with computer resources) in every jurisdiction looking for ways to be of service. All that is lacking is the management and the will. What are we waiting for?]

  63. Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 20:02:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gary Etsell
    E-mail:: garyetsell@aol.com
    Location:: Seattle, Wa. USA
    RQFC-topic: 33d Degree pentant
    Message:: I inherited a 33d Degree pendant. It is inscribed with many names and dates.It is gold with jewel encased in it. I would say it's a Maltes Cross in 3 hinged sections.My Grandmother was not of a sound mind during my life and it's history is lost. I as of now don't have the ability to display a picture on the web. Any sugestions for discerning it's history would be appreciated.

  64. Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:44:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Frank Vincent Vernuccio
    E-mail:: Vinvinny@aol.com
    Location:: New York, N.Y
    RQFC-topic: membership
    Message:: I am interested in joining. I Great uncle was a Mason in California. I am a Political Science student in the State University of New York Collage at Oneonta. Where would i start to look for membership? thank you in advance. Frank Vincent Vernuccio Vinvinny@aol.com

  65. Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 11:25:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: KING C. BURLESON
    E-mail:: KATJ0894@AOL.COM
    Location:: ALBEMARLE N.C. STANLY CO.
    Lodge:: STANLY LODGE 348
    Lodge Loc'n:: ALBEMARLE N.C.
    RQFC-topic: BURLESON MASONIC LODGE BURLESON TEXAS
    Message:: WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IMFOMATION ABOUT BURLESON TEXAS

  66. Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 12:15:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Tina McRorie
    E-mail:: TMcr599535@aol.com
    Location:: Monroe, N.C. USA
    RQFC-topic: Genealogyical research for Wadesboro, NC
    Message:: I would like to find records on a member of the Kilwinning Lodge Masonic Hall in Wadesboro (Anson County), NC. My ggggrandfather, John Cowick, was a member of the Masons. He died in the year 1888. There is very little information on John, and I am hoping that Mason archives will provide me with the answers that I need to connect him to his family line in PA. John was born in PA in 1818, and moved to NC in the early 1840's. The names of his parents or siblings are unknown to us. I appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thanks!

  67. Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 10:39:36 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ron Selby
    E-mail:: i.r.selby@ntlworld.com
    Location:: Welwyn Garden City
    Lodge:: Authors' No.3456
    Lodge Loc'n:: London
    Office:: PM
    RQFC-topic: North East Corner
    Message:: I am also a also a member of "Temple of Athene" research Lodge, meeting in Middlesex. I am intersted in finding any information about the N.E. Corner and its association with early opperative masons. In particular regarding the foundation stone of early Great buildings, such as Temples and Cathederals.

  68. Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 13:00:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gory N. Casto, Jr., PM,33*
    E-mail:: docc@neumedia.net
    Location:: Bartow, WV 24920 USA
    Lodge:: Charleston Lodge #153
    Lodge Loc'n:: Charleston, WV
    RQFC-topic: New member basic Masonic education.
    Message:: My research is simply a compilation of definitive answers to the questions which many young men pose. This, in an effort to stimulate interest and boost attendance, and membership.

  69. Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 01:30:22 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: R andall Lamb M.M.
    E-mail:: randy123@hotmail.com
    Location:: Cuba ,Ky USA
    Lodge:: Cuba 644 F&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cuba,KY
    Office:: Junior Steward
    RQFC-topic: Civil War Lodges of Research
    Message:: I am especially interested in the prisoner of war lodge at Camp Douglas Chicago,IL..My great greatgrandfather died there.Any LIGHT on this subject would be sincerely appreciated.