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- Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
Name:: DAVID B. RITCHIE
Location:: Kendallville,In. U.S.A.
Lodge:: york rite,(garette), fort wayne,scottish rite,kendallville#276(blue lodge)
Lodge Loc'n:: kendallville
RQFC Details: starting to look-up symbols, wanting to see how many can be related to ancient cultures and anything else i can find
- Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 02:55:04 -0400 (EDT)
Location:: APO AE; GERMANY
Lodge:: SONS OF LIGHT LODGE #77 WASHINGTON AND ITS JURISDICTOION
Lodge Loc'n:: SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY
Office:: RECORDING SEC.
Message:: I AM MOST IMPRESSED WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. I'VE BEEN A MASON FOR A YEAR A SOME AND THE HUNGER FOR MORE KNOWLEDGE RUMBLES MY BRAIN. THE ARTICLE "THE MITER AND THE TROWEL" REALLY IS GIVEN ME SOME INSIGHT AND CONCERNS I WILL LATER ADDRESS. BEING THE FACT I AM CATHOLIC MYSELF. I AM GLAD THIS WEB SITE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL NOT JUST MASONS. MY LODGE IS A MILITARY LODGE, GROWN MORE AND MORE, AND I AM TRAVLING IN SEARCH OF METHODS OF MAKING IT A BETTER LODGE. HAVE ANY IDEAS?
RQFC-topic: THE CONCEPT OF MASONRY
RQFC Details: I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT MASONRY IS NOT A RELIGION. YET OUR RULE AND GUIDE IS THE BIBLE, OUR SUPREAME BEING IS GOD. IN A CHURCH IT IS THE SAME WAY WITH SOME EXCEPTENCE. MY QUESTION IS. IS THERE ANY INDEPTH INFORMATION ON MY CONCERN?
- Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 11:49:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message:: Can I find informaiton on whether or not the temple rites of the Mormon church are derived or linked to the Masonic culture?
RQFC-topic: temple rites and Mormonism
RQFC Details: I need information on whether or not the temple rites of the Mormon church are directly linked to the Masons. My grandpaerents on both sides are Masons. (Eastern star)
- Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 18:36:01 -0400 (EDT)
Name:: Joshua Stevens
Location:: San Diego, Ca USA
RQFC-topic: MORMON PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH
RQFC Details: WAS JOSEPH SMITH A PROPHET? IF SO FOR HOW LONG? DID HE DIE A MASON?
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:33:44 -0400 (EDT)
Name:: Jen O'Rourke
Location:: Marlborough, MA
RQFC-topic: Arthur Nash
RQFC Details: Hello,
I am trying to locate a book written in the 1920 time period by a Mason named Arthur Nash. The book is entitled "The Golden Rule in Business". I've been unable to find this via my local bookstores and websites such as Amazon.com
Can you provide any helpful hints as to where I may obtain this book?
Thank you and regards.
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 00:53:48 -0400 (EDT)
Name:: James Smith
Location:: Silverado CA USA
Message:: Thanks for your informative website. I have been seriously interested in Freemasonry for a long time.
RQFC-topic: Masonic influence on music & architecture
- Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 14:24:02 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Harold Jackson
Location:: White River South Africa
Lodge:: Dwaleni No 1559 Scottish Constitution
Lodge Loc'n:: Mbabane Swaziland
Office:: Past Master
Message:: It is my desire to encourage ladies into the Eastern Star.Info would be welcome.
RQFC-topic: The Mark . Knights Templar.Ancient origins. Almost everything.
RQFC Details: Why have so many degrees been abandoned? RESEARCH IS A LONELY TASK.
- Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 16:13:54 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Tom Macaluso
Location:: Austin, Texas, USA
Lodge:: San Gabriel No. 89
Lodge Loc'n:: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Office:: Senior Steward
RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and Greek Letter Societies
RQFC Details: I am looking for reference materials that ties between Greek Letter Societies (college fraternities) and Masonry.
- Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 22:58:03 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Billie-Beth Moore
Location:: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Message:: A wonderful site. I give Masonic genealogical programs on Masons during the Amer. Rev. and those who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. My father, great-grandfather and gg-grandfather were Masons and I was a Rainbow Girl. Thank you for offering this site to one who is most interested in Freemasonry. (Miss) Billie-Beth Moore
RQFC-topic: Amer. Rev., Republic of Texas and War Between the States.
RQFC Details: See message above.
- Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 16:15:34 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Gary Wright
Location:: Richmond Va U.S.A.
Lodge:: King Solomon Lodge #2
Lodge Loc'n:: Petersburg Va
Office:: Senior Warden
Message:: Please to meet and greet you to all my brothers. Here and There. I would like to correspond with you about doing work or just to talk.
RQFC-topic: Gnostic Societies
- Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 15:45:07 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jerome P Rosenthal
Location:: Middle Village, NY USA
Lodge:: Harmony Lodge #241
Lodge Loc'n:: Whitestone, NY
Office:: Past Master
Message:: Great Site full of very useful information
RQFC-topic: Masonry in Queens County NY
RQFC Details: Doing research on freemasonry in Queens County, NY prior to the Morgan Affair
- Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 18:20:25 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Mike Brown
Location:: Chico, Ca. USA
RQFC-topic: Trimble Lodge 145
RQFC Details: I am looking for the city and state for this lodge. 1893 time frame. DB Wilcox may have been the secretary, Thanks.
- Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 14:54:01 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Aird Muir
Lodge:: Robert Burns No 139
Lodge Loc'n:: Christchurch, New Zealand
Office:: Worshipful Master
Message:: Well put together page.
I'll come back here again
RQFC-topic: Knights Templar
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:06:27 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ivan Jordanov
Lodge Loc'n:: Sofia
RQFC-topic: "Quator Coronati" Lodge
RQFC Details: Bulgarian and european masonic history.
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:58:44 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Oskar K. Williams Jr.
Location:: Hagerstown,MD, USA
Lodge:: Sir. Oskar K. Williams Jr.
Lodge Loc'n:: Hagerstown
Message:: I am interested in new information about history knight templars
RQFC-topic: new history on knights templars and catholic
RQFC Details: the catholic church and excommunication's of the knight templars
- Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 09:10:28 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jim Ellis
Location:: Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland
Lodge:: Hope Bridge Castle
Lodge Loc'n:: Linlithgowshire
RQFC-topic: Masonic Humour
RQFC Details: Requesting any humourous stories, jokes etc. and investigating their roots and reasons for existance.
- Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 21:19:16 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Norman Luper
Location:: summerfield, NC, USA
RQFC-topic: Masonic ceremonies or theology
RQFC Details: I would like to start off by saying that I will be in no way offended if you cannot give information on certain things. I am doing a research paper for my english class and am very fond of your organization and would like to learn more. Thank you for your consideration.
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:04:48 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Shari and Robert Cygan
Location:: Elyria, Ohio USA
Lodge:: North Olmsted Lodge 741
Lodge Loc'n:: North Olmsted, Ohio
Office:: Worshipful Master
Message:: Researching My G-Great Grandfather, John Ballantyne, a Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Scotland. He lived in Montreal in the 1869-1875 yrs. Wondering if he continued being a Mason in Canada. Can anyone help us? Are look-ups available? Thank you!
RQFC Details: Researching my G-Great Grandfather John Ballantyne, a Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Scotland 1866. He moved to Montreal about 1869-1875 and was wondering if he became a member of any lodges there. Can anyone help? Thank you!
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 04:21:42 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ray Wallace
Location:: Whangarei, New Zealand
Lodge:: Lodge Franklin #2138, English Constitution
Lodge Loc'n:: Whangarei
Office:: Junior Warden
Message:: I am researching for a paper on Freemasonary and it's history in Moslem countries. I would appreciate any information available on this subject and would like to hear from Freemasons who are Moslems.
RQFC-topic: Freemasonary in Moslem countries
RQFC Details: I am researching for a paper on Freemasonary, and it's history, in Moslem countries.I would appreciate any information available on this subject and would like to hear from Freemasons who are Moslems.
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 22:28:34 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jim Gates
Location:: port aransas tx
Lodge Loc'n:: Cairns Qld Australia
Message:: Raphael seeks ROSE croix
RQFC Details: W.H.J. Mayers Mem. Lodge of research under charter of Gregory Lodge U.G.L.Q.
- Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 17:07:14 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Dr. Douglas N. Cairns, Ph.D.
Location:: Fresno, CA 93720 USA
Lodge:: Clovis #417
Lodge Loc'n:: Clovis, CA
Office:: Inspector, Grand Lodge of CA
RQFC-topic: Masonic origins & history
RQFC Details: Member, Masonic Origins Research Lodge
- Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 11:16:41 -0500 (EST)
Name:: RAUL A. LAMAN
Lodge:: Beacon Lodge No 213
Lodge Loc'n:: Davao City, Philippines
RQFC-topic: Comparative Analysis OfThe Ancient Practices, Rules & The Present
- Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 21:11:00 -0500 (EST)
Name:: William A. Gaspar, MD
Location:: Clovis, New Mexico, USA
Lodge:: Clovis # 40
Lodge Loc'n:: Clovis, N.M.
Office:: I am 3rd degree (not holding office)
Message:: I am interested in comparative mythology, Bible, astronomy.I think those are all related. I am working on revising my book "the Celestial Clock". I would be happy to correspond with masons with similar interest. Bill Gaspar
RQFC-topic: Astronomy/Mythology/Bible/Earth Changes/Sacred Geometry
RQFC Details: If one draws the astronomical star constellations around the Earth in the 4 directions and line these up with the Spring Equinox Sun (Easter/Passover), and the Galactic Center, most mythological and biblical animal symbols come to life in a precise scientific sequence. The 24 hour day was constructed to mirror the 24,000year Vedic Calendar. Much more to that subject. The letter "G' can symbolize a Spiral (Galactic Center Force) and when it is divided mathematically it yields a division of five. (God Creates in Five,i.e fingers/etc. Too much to share.
- Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 09:12:40 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jay Gray
Location:: Elk Mills, Maryland, USA
RQFC Details: I am trying to locate the records of my Greatgrandfather, who was a Mason in Surbiton England in 1929 and years prior. He died in 1929 and someone in the family was given a small book of remembrance, on the front cover were the letters "RHS". Do these letters mean anything?
Sicerely, Jay Gray
- Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 13:25:14 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Richard Jaffa
Location:: Birmingham England
Lodge:: St Paul's No 43 Founded in 1733
Lodge Loc'n:: Birmingham England
Office:: Past Master (Twice) also Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England
Message:: I am delighted to see the interest in your site and the stength of freemasonry internationally.
RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and liberal movements in the 19th century
- Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 23:45:14 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jeannette Masear
Location:: Runnells, Polk, Iowa
Message:: I am working on my genealogy. My great-great grandfather was a carpenter Mason in Dale, Emmons County, North Dakota. He has a Mason stone on his grave:
Samuel L. Scott
Died July 29, 1910
Aged 77 ys 4 Ms 22 Ds
Samuel Levi Scott is buried in the Dale Cemetery, Emmons County, North Dakota.
Because his death certificate reads "uncertainable" under his parents names and place of birth,
could I find out any information about Samuel Scott from you?
I would appreciate any information that you could give to me.
Thank you very much,
RQFC Details: I am looking for information on my great-great grandfather.
Samuel Levi Scott is buried in Dale Cemetery, Emmons County, North Dakota.
His Mason stone reads:
Samuel L. Scott
Died July 29, 1910
Aged 77 Ys 4 Ms 22 Ds
His death certificate reads
"unascertinable" under parents and place of birth.
Is there any information you could provide to me on his parents, siblings, place of birth?
Thank you, Jeannette Masear
- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 01:05:50 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Zinas M. Mavodones
Location:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Lodge:: Shekomeko 458 (NY)
Lodge Loc'n:: Pleasant Valley, NY
Office:: J.W. & historian
RQFC-topic: Table Lodge customs & proceedings
RQFC Details: I am interested in the above. Have written quite a bit on this
topic. Would like to learn what
other Gr.L's in USA are doing or
not doing. I am also J.W. in the
American Lodge of Research (NY)
Hope to hear from some member of the Craft.
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 07:15:31 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Sami Ataoğlu
Lodge Loc'n:: ANKARA/TÜRKİYE
Office:: PREVIOUS W.MASTER
Message:: I am one of your brothers in TÜRKİYE.
I wısh all and everybody a happy new
RQFC-topic: The reason of constıtutıon of free masonry in England in the eıghteen century and what has inspired the choıce of the legends.
RQFC Details: Questions arıse form the facts of the social status of the people,long duration wars,tıght relıgıous laws,wrong ın rulers etc. or none of them at all,just to cretae a simpl3e decent society
- Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 08:19:36 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Monica Corrado
Location:: Bern, Switzerland
RQFC-topic: Polemics against Arab Freemasons
- Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 13:12:20 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Christian H. Miller
Location:: Orlando, Florida, USA
Lodge Loc'n:: Orlando, Florida, USA
RQFC Details: I am looking for information regarding Prosperity Lodge in New York (Long Island ?), of which my Father was a member in the 1940's.
- Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 16:08:09 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Carlos Larrea Estrada
Location:: Quito - Ecuador
Lodge:: GRAND LOGIA EQUINOQCIAL
Lodge Loc'n:: Quito
Office:: Master of Ceremonies
Message:: Please Have a triple fraternal greeting from Quito Ecuador. Please send me ussual corespondence. I spect to be in New York in a few days. I would like to visit a Lodge. I belong to the scotish ancient rite. I am a M:.M:.
RQFC-topic: ABOUT THE INMORTALITY OF SOUL
RQFC Details: I am writting a work abot the above said matter. I will appreciate if you have information and bibliography
- Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 08:12:28 -0500 (EST)
Name:: RAUL A. LAMAN
Lodge:: Beacon Lodge No. 213
Lodge Loc'n:: Davao City Philippines
Message:: Fraternal Greetings. I would like torequest if you have materials for lectures on Masonic Demeanors. I will be giving a lecture to newly elected officers on Dec. 30 about said subject and I would like additional information from your end. Should there be one, please send it thru my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and yours for the Fraternity. Bro. Raul A. Laman
RQFC-topic: Masonic Demeanors
RQFC Details: Demeanors done by a member inside and outside of a Lodge.