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  1. Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:40:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Anthony J Williams
    E-mail:: magster@iland.net
    Location:: Deepwater,Mo. 64740
    RQFC-topic: Bruce,Ms.greatgrandfather was a mason
    Message:: my greatgrandfather was a freemason I am43 so Ireally don't know when he was one. But any info would be helpful. His name was James Albert Williams from Bruce,Mississippi.

  2. Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 13:59:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: thomas f. spande
    E-mail:: thomassp@intra.niddk.nih.gov
    Location:: Bethesda, MD, USA
    RQFC-topic: biographical data on P.J. Latham (P. Julian) Latham
    Message:: Latham was a Master Mason (inducted 6-19-1900)of this Lodge, still alive in 1938 for an observance of his masonic birthday. Baysinger being then Master of Lodge 91. Latham was a senior engineer in the US Coast Guard, then about to retire after 40 years service, probably then about age 65. Are obituary and burial records available through or from the Lodge? Was an obituary published? I know Latham was alive at the end of 1944 but have no information on him after that date. I would be grateful for any biographical data on Latham, including survivors, last place of residence, birth and death dates, marriage(s), etc. Thank you.

  3. Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 22:48:35 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: MarLon M McGuire
    E-mail:: lonzo211@yahoo.com
    Location:: Buchanan,Michigan 49107
    Lodge:: Buchanan #68
    Lodge Loc'n:: Buchanan,Michigan
    Office:: Beacon Co-Ordinator
    RQFC-topic: Park Manor Lodge #899 in early Chicago
    Message:: I am looking for any info. on my Grandfather Fred R Milner who was in this Lodge as stated above which was located i believe on Wentworth Ave in Chicago. I believe the Lodge is now defunct but i have been trying for awhile I believe he was a member in the 20's-30's. I also found a Medinah Temple "FEZ" which I must have required a long time ago I am also a SHRINER, so am really trying as he died in 1948 and is buried at Cedar Park MASONIC cemetery in Chicago In advance i will thank all return comments his wife was also in EASTERN STAR at the same time if that helps THANK YOU LON

  4. Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 22:09:13 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Charles Monroe
    E-mail:: csmonroe@cybertours.com
    Location:: Sanford, ME USA
    Lodge:: Ocean
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wells< ME
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Military lodges and the effect they had on the colonies (american) during the revolutionary War
    Message:: I've been surfing the net for information. This is for a masonic educational presentation that I will be giving. If anyone knows of any sources, which I may have missed please let me know.

  5. Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 19:55:46 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: JOEL FLORENCE
    E-mail:: JOEDDIE723
    Location:: DANVILLE VA USA
    RQFC-topic: TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING
    Message:: I AM VERY INTRESTED IN BECOMING A MASON I WUOLD JUST LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT I KNOW THERE ARE THINGS I CANT KNOW BUT WOULD LIKE TO LEARN THE THINGS THAT I CAN PLEASE ADVISE ON ANY HELP THAT CAN BE ADVISED PLEASE. THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME AND YOUR HELP. HOPE TO HERE FROM SOMEONE SOON. JOEL M FLORENCE 2B1ASK1

  6. Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 21:59:47 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Edward J. Dazio, P.M.
    E-mail:: popi100@aol.com
    Location:: Downingtown, Pa., USA
    Lodge:: Williamson #309 & Goddard #383
    Lodge Loc'n:: Downingtown, pa. 19335
    Office:: Past Master, Trustee
    RQFC-topic: Need Information About Fort Riley Kansas
    Message:: Served US Army, Fort Riley, Kansas, 67 & 68. Haven't been back since. Would like to link up with a brother in that area, that could send pictures of that area.

  7. Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 23:00:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: RICHARD C KLEIN
    E-mail:: RCKDJKLEIN@HARGRAY.COM
    Location:: BLUFTON SC USA
    Lodge:: SOLOMONS #1
    Lodge Loc'n:: SAVANNAH GA
    RQFC-topic: LOCATING LOST BROTHER
    Message:: I AM LOOKING FOR A FRIEND AND BROTHER I WAS STATIONED WITH IN JAPAN AND THIALAND DURRING THE WAR,WE BOTH WERE ADVISORS WITH DEMOLAY AT YOKOTA HIS NAME IS GUSTAV L HEIDENAM HE MAY BE LIVING SOMEWARES IN VA. ANY HELP WOULD BE WELCOME

  8. Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 09:15:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Peter Schaffner
    E-mail:: Hamburg@bacchusmarsh.net.au
    Location:: Bacchus Marsh 3340,Victoria,Australia
    Lodge:: The Albion Lodge 462
    Lodge Loc'n:: Melbourne
    Office:: None
    RQFC-topic: Freemasons in POW Camp's
    Message:: I am looking for material to hold a Lecture over Mason's in POW CamP's ( Shangi) and Germany

  9. Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 11:36:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Roy C Malin
    E-mail:: datatec@gibnet.gi
    Location:: Gibraltar
    Lodge:: Robert Freke Gould
    Lodge Loc'n:: District of Gibraltar (United grand lodge of England)
    Office:: Past Grand District Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Masons in Gibraltar (Europe)
    Message:: Gibraltar being the oldest district of the United Grand Lodge of England is to celebrate 250 years of the existance of the "District Grand Lodge of Gibraltar" and 275 years of the practising of English Freemasonery here, in Sept 2002. We intend to invite Bretheren and their family from all over the world to help us to celebrate this (Masonic fun in the sun) As Gibraltar was the main Victualing station for shiping both naval and commercial on route UK to the the colonies. We are trying to establish if any masonic connections exist with respect to the fouders of USA and any other interesting links to gibraltar from other parts of the world for inclusion in information boklets to be produced for visitors to the celbrations. Any information any brother may have will be greatly apreciated Fraternaly Yours W.Bro Dr Roy Malin Past Grand District Junior Warden.

  10. Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 18:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bro GB Shaw MM, NDip (Pol Adm), Aplus
    E-mail:: gregory.shaw@btinternet.com
    Location:: Tillicoultry, Scotland.
    Lodge:: Blythswood #731 (Affiliate Lodge Ben Cleugh #782)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Durban, SOUTHAFRICA, Tillicoultry, Scotland.
    Office:: Lodge Ben Cleugh #782 Upper Mill Street, Tillicoultry.
    RQFC-topic: ANCIENT MASONIC LITERATURE, DOCUMENTS, TRINKETS

  11. Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 22:03:38 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joseph C. Perkins
    E-mail:: jperkins11@msn.com
    Location:: Magnolia, Ky. 42757
    Lodge:: B.R. Young 132
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hodgenville,Ky.
    Office:: none
    RQFC-topic: History of Masonry in America

  12. Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 08:13:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: BRO Cameron Paul STAINES
    E-mail:: STAINESY@TURBOWEB.COM.AU
    Location:: NARRABRI
    Lodge:: NAMOI 207
    Lodge Loc'n:: NARRABRI
    RQFC-topic: FIND BROTHERS WOLDWIDE
    Message:: BRETHEN IT IS TIME TO GROW STRONGER!!

  13. Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 22:20:28 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Patricia Doughty
    E-mail:: plbil_@hotmail.com
    Location:: Berlin,NJ
    RQFC-topic: Becoming a member
    Message:: My G-grandfather was a Freemason. I am interested in becoming one. Thank you

  14. Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 22:29:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: mary wilkinson brown
    E-mail:: mwbrown@mail.esc4.com
    Location:: Dayton, Tx
    RQFC-topic: Harry J. Wilkinson, Clemson Lodge No. 254 A.F.M.
    Message:: My father, Harry John Wilkinson, was a member of the Clemson Lodge No. 254 A.F.M. in Clemson, South Carolina. I believe that is was a Past Master of that Lodge. How can I find when he joined, and any other information you are able to provide. We left Clemson shortly after Pearl Harbor since he was Regular Army, and spent the war years travelling about with him most of the time. I would just like to know how active he stayed. I have been a member of Eastern Star #233 in Dayton, Texas for 25 years. Thanks for any assistance you can give.

  15. Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Denise Marriott
    E-mail:: dendave@sympac.com.au
    Location:: Victoria, Australia
    RQFC-topic: Family history information-lodge members
    Message:: How do you find information on lodge members that were in the Royal Arch Lodge, Scotland?

  16. Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 19:53:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Don Levy
    E-mail:: donald.levy@uconn.edu
    Location:: Storrs, Connecticut, USA
    RQFC-topic: Male Attitudes and Opinions
    Message:: I'm a graduate student doing research on the current attitudes and opinions of men between 30-60 at the University of Connecticut. I am asking you to participate in an online survey at the following link: http://infopoll.net/live/surveys/s11899.htm Please take 15 minutes and take the survey. If possible forward it to others. Thank you for your help.

  17. Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 18:08:39 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: robert lawrence
    E-mail:: thelawrences@freemail.absa.co.uk
    Location:: Kempton park Souyh Africa
    Lodge:: Alfred J ONES NO 1710SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: kEMPTON PARK
    Office:: SECRETARY PM
    RQFC-topic: LOST BROTHER
    Message:: CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE LOCATION OF BRO GARRY WILLIAMS WHO RETURNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA MOTHER LODGE ALFRED JONES NO1710 TO THE USA IN THE EARLY 90S WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM HIM

  18. Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 05:55:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Henry Rosset
    E-mail:: h_rosset@aquity.co.uk
    Location:: UK
    Lodge:: London Haven 7300
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dorset
    Office:: Tyler
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Emblems tiffs, Jpeg, Bitmaps
    Message:: We are trying to Design Birthday cards, menues, place cards e.t.c for varying Degree's.

  19. Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:08:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Carlos E. Oliveras
    E-mail:: kanu@montevideo.com.uy
    Location:: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lodge:: Victoria 147
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oriente de Montevideo
    RQFC-topic: Simbolism, rituals in Ancient and accepted Scotish Rite

  20. Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 12:54:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dan Megill
    E-mail:: dragonkempo@idirect.com
    Location:: pickering ontario Canada
    RQFC-topic: greatgreatgrandfather hugh megill
    Message:: I am trying to find info on a Comet lodge in town of Markham. My GreatGreat GrandFather was a member in 1899. name Hugh Megill

  21. Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:06:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bro. LeRoy E. Simmons
    E-mail:: mwsonsoflightgl@aol.com
    Location:: San Diego, California
    Lodge:: Henry A. Willis # 68
    Lodge Loc'n:: San Diego, California
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: The relationship of the bible verses to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees
    Message:: How good and how pleasant it is. God's blessings upon all of his children.

  22. Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 00:11:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Evan Hunt
    E-mail:: hunt5892@unco.edu
    RQFC-topic: History and use of Masonry in Kipling's THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
    Message:: My paper is due Friday 04/27/2001. Any information on the history and use of masonry in Rudyard Kipling's THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. Thank you for your help.

    [Web-master's note: Asking other people to do your homework, and then leaving such a tight deadline, too? It's not a very long piece, much closer to a short story than a novel in length. If you read it, you'll find Freemasonry mentioned explicitly throughout. And don't try to get by on renting the movie. It's a really good movie, but it's different enough from the book that your teacher could catch you. So read the story and look for these themes: How could one Mason recognize another? How are Masons supposed to treat each other? When did Masonry start, and how old does Masonry seem to be, according to the story? (You can look up an encyclopedia article about Masonry, or the FAQ at this web-site and see if Kipling was being accurate or exaggerating.) What historical figure(s) does Kipling say were Masons? In Kipling's story, men from what social class(es) became Masons? You can find all that in the story. Good luck and get busy!]

  23. Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 18:13:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jessica Johnson
    E-mail:: nate_ravnos@hotmail.com
    Location:: Clarksville, TN USA
    RQFC-topic: Mormon ritual
    Message:: I would like to ask if anyone could give me any valid information on how closely Masonic and Mormon rituals coincide. I was raised Mormon, but am disturbed by some of the aspects of it and have heard that there are some things which the two share in common. Please let me know if you have any legitimate information you can give me.

  24. Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 10:12:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: |Garland Luckraft
    E-mail:: luck.craft@uk.com
    Location:: DEVON, United Kingdon
    RQFC-topic: Family Research
    Message:: Being a UK Mason I am researching Family History and would like to trace details of a Charles Impey (Born 1830) who was a mason in Takaka. Is there any one who can help me in this. I understand he may have been a Grandmaster and possible there is banner in Takaka Muesum. Any help would be much appreciated

  25. Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 10:12:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: |Garland Luckraft
    E-mail:: luck.craft@uk.com
    Location:: DEVON, United Kingdon
    RQFC-topic: Family Research
    Message:: Being a UK Mason I am researching Family History and would like to trace details of a Charles Impey (Born 1830) who was a mason in Takaka. Is there any one who can help me in this. I understand he may have been a Grandmaster and possible there is banner in Takaka Muesum. Any help would be much appreciated

  26. Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 17:04:34 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Paul.D.Dean
    E-mail:: pauljen1@supanet.com
    Location:: Northwich Cheshire England
    Lodge:: Mid-Cheshire Lodge No5697
    Lodge Loc'n:: Middlewich Cheshire England
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Mid West City Lodge No532 Oklahoma
    Message:: I Am trying to find out what happened to a Bro D.Durham My Lodge Passed him in 1956 when he was stationed with the U.S.Army in England.What happened to him?

  27. Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 19:29:34 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ian G. Kerr
    E-mail:: seawizard@earthlink.net
    Location:: Peoria Arizona USA
    Lodge:: Montezuma 35
    Lodge Loc'n:: Phoenix Az.
    Office:: Junior Stewart
    RQFC-topic: Roslyn Chapel

  28. Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 23:05:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Norman Gay
    E-mail:: davidshellhead@cs.com
    Location:: Beaufort,S.C.(United States)
    Lodge:: Harmony Lodge # 22
    Lodge Loc'n:: Beaufort S.C.
    Office:: Worshipfull Master
    RQFC-topic: history of Harmony Lodge #22
    Message:: Masonry is a way of life not an organization,and should be respected and not questioned!

  29. Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 20:01:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Ewan Hughes
    E-mail:: Robehuws@aol.com
    Location:: Carmarthen,Wales,UK
    Lodge:: St Peters Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Carmarthen Wales
    RQFC-topic: celtic masonic history
    Message:: I would be gratefull for any data on the influence and information of the craft within Wales

  30. Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 12:09:16 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Percell Demery
    E-mail:: Demerypl@yahoo.com
    Location:: Jacksonville,NC USA
    Lodge:: Mount Horeb #73
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jacksonville NC
    Office:: Tyler
    RQFC-topic: history
    Message:: Percell Demery 136 Windsor ct Jacsonville NC 28546

  31. Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 01:23:37 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Eli Olifernes
    E-mail:: eaolifernes@hotmail.com
    Location:: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
    Lodge:: Maguindanao Lodge No. 40 F&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
    RQFC-topic: freemasonry and the catholic church
    Message:: Please furnish me about the relationship of freemasonry and the catholic church. Why is the catholic against freemasonry. I am the youngest mason in our lodge and I'm doing a research regarding freemasonry to enhance my knowledge and likewise defend the craft from anti-masons.

    [Web-master's note:Take a look at The Miter and the Trowel : a history of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Freemasonry. It is mentioned right at the top of the main page of this web-site.]

  32. Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 20:23:34 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Henderson
    E-mail:: robert_henderson@hotmail.com
    Location:: Fairfield, CA United States
    Lodge:: Desha #643
    Lodge Loc'n:: McGehee, AR
    RQFC-topic: Origins of Masonry and Anti-Masonic Hate Sites

  33. Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 02:02:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: michelle
    E-mail:: michellejkl@hotmail.com
    Location:: quezon city, philippines
    RQFC-topic: Jose Rizal and his life as a Mason

  34. Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 02:02:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: michelle
    E-mail:: michellejkl@hotmail.com
    Location:: quezon city, philippines
    RQFC-topic: Jose Rizal and his life as a Mason

  35. Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 15:09:34 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jim Saunders
    E-mail:: nilexx@yahoo.com
    Location:: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    RQFC-topic: Alexander Davison 1750-1829
    Message:: I am a long time researcher of Alexander Davison who was Admiral lord Nelson's confidential friend. Mr Davison and his brother George became Mason's, I believe in 1784 in Quebec? Any information regarding any of the names mentioned while they were in Quebec would be very gratefully received by, yours sincerely, Jim Saunders.

  36. Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:49:57 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kristan Tetens
    E-mail:: tetenskr@msu.edu
    Location:: East Lansing, Michigan USA
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: Hello: I am researching the Masonic activities and connections of the following Victorians active in London during the second half of the nineteenth century: Henry Irving (1838-1905, English actor-manager), Bram Stoker (1847-1912, Irish author), Richard Burton (1821-1890, English explorer), and Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904, American/British journalist and explorer). Any information appreciated. K. Tetens, tetenskr@msu.edu.

  37. Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 00:38:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Roberto Franco
    E-mail:: robertosblackcoral@hotmail.com
    Location:: Cozumel,Q.Roo, mexico
    Lodge:: Obreros del Porvenir # 2
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cozumel, Q, Roo, Mexico
    Office:: M:.M:.
    RQFC-topic: the cubic stone
    Message:: I'm researching the origin of the cubic stone symbolism. need all the help i can get, please.

  38. Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 15:26:16 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: jess kitchen
    E-mail:: jkitch@newwave.net
    Location:: poca, wv. usa
    Lodge:: lodge no 168
    Lodge Loc'n:: south charleston, wv
    Office:: member
    RQFC-topic: origin, and reference to knights templers

  39. Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 20:46:09 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David A. Thompson
    E-mail:: dtdrummer@webtv.net
    Location:: Jax.Fl. USA
    Lodge:: Solomon #20 F&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jax. Fl
    Office:: PM - 1986
    Message:: nice to find a Webpage like this
    RQFC-topic: family
    RQFC Details: my father was PM of Solomon #20 also, and am trying to find out if any other of my relatives were Masons

  40. Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 15:40:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jeremy M Dale
    E-mail:: the_byakko@hotmail.com
    Location:: Glen Carbon, IL, USA
    Message:: I have just recently become seriously interested into becoming a FreeMason. However I am only 19 years old. I read through some of the FAQs. There I found that not only have all my previous notions of the FreeMasons been wrong, but I too believe and serve the one true source as they have for centuries. I only want to continue to live a good life in the way set before me by my beliefs. That way I may be able to petition for entrance into the FreeMason Society. If anyone thinks that there is something that I should be aware of please let me know. Thank you for a very informative website.
    RQFC-topic: Beliefs, Rites, and Initiation
    RQFC Details: What the Masons stand for, their beliefs, and how to become a Mason.

  41. Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 03:34:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: sandy
    E-mail:: cote@buckeyeinet.com
    Location:: Toledo OH 43609 USA
    Message:: looking for info on CHARLEY H BELL, an Arkansas Mason, died about 1906. There is no census info on him, but the Masons paid for his tombstone.
    RQFC-topic: Arkansas Masons about 1900's
    RQFC Details: looking for info on CHARLEY H BELL, buried in Nimmons, Arkansas. Tombstone paid for by the Masons.

  42. Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 15:40:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: arif susilo
    E-mail:: arif_susilo@mailcity.com
    Location:: Banjarnegara, Java, Indonesia
    Message:: i want to know about the secrecy of masonic temple..
    RQFC-topic: Kether
    RQFC Details: the head of the kaballah

  43. Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 17:57:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David R. Cobb
    E-mail:: DcbD2@netscape.net
    Location:: Scranton, Pa
    Message:: Rossicrucian seeking membership in Masonic order for further development in the sevice for humanity
    RQFC-topic: Esoteric Rites and practises

  44. Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 17:20:26 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: NIGEL J D GALLIMORE
    E-mail:: njdgusa@aol.com
    Location:: now Santa Barbara, California
    Lodge:: Wiltshire Summer No 9548 (UGLE)
    Lodge Loc'n:: England
    Office:: IPM
    Message:: Greetings. I now live in the USA after moving from England. I was initiated in 1986 and was WM in 2000. i also belong to various other masonic degrees and orders. Adieu for now.
    RQFC-topic: side degrees
    RQFC Details: the orders and degrees beyond the craft/blue masonry.

  45. Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 15:09:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Stephen Reay
    E-mail:: Ste@reays.fsnet.co.uk
    Location:: Stranraer Scotland
    Lodge:: Stranraer Kilwinning 208
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sun St. Stranraer
    Office:: Junior deacon
    Message:: Fraternal greetings to all brethren everywhere.Congratulations on a very well constructed and informative web site.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry during the two world wars.
    RQFC Details: I'm currently researching freemasonry during the great war and the 1939-1945 war. Particular interest (and stumbling block) is lodges either formed or conducted in POW camps.

  46. Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 10:03:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Emil Kenderov
    E-mail:: star_path@yahoo.com
    Location:: Bulgaria,Bourgas
    Message:: Freemasonry has always intrigued me.I'd like to become a member of any lodge,but I don't know any mason perso-nally,here in my country.If bulgarian freemasons visit this site,please,contact me. Thank you very much
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry,art and science
    RQFC Details: It is not a secret,that almost all great artists and scientists were freemasons.It is great interest for me how did the freemasonry inspired the culture of the western world.I know,that the great Bulgarians Vassil Levski and Hristo Botev were masons too...

  47. Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:33:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Holly Schultz
    E-mail:: hschultz@dascosystems.com
    Location:: Fridley, MN 55432

    RQFC-topic: Masonic "Orphan Train"?
    RQFC Details: I was told that the Masons took my grandfather and his family "under their wing" because my great grandfather was a Mason and placed them on an orphan train to Illinois when their parents died. I am trying to find out if the Masons did this in the 1890's and if so what records exist that could be looked at so that I can verify some information. Anyone who knows something about this topic, could you please respond to me because I am trying to research my family for my father who is 74 years old. Did the masons provide this type of service, and if so how was it documented. All of this supposedly took place in New York City where they lived at 195 Mulberry Street in tenement housing. The family name was Bellotti/Billotti/Billotte and the father was named Giusseppi, the wife named Caterina. Thank you so much for any help you can give me in locating my family roots.