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4th Quarter, 2001

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  1. Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: DAVID B. RITCHIE
    E-mail:: davidsirknight@yahoo.com
    Location:: Kendallville,In. U.S.A.
    Lodge:: york rite,(garette), fort wayne,scottish rite,kendallville#276(blue lodge)
    Lodge Loc'n:: kendallville

    RQFC-topic: symbols
    RQFC Details: starting to look-up symbols, wanting to see how many can be related to ancient cultures and anything else i can find

  2. Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 02:55:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: JANELL
    E-mail:: BRO_LORD@HOTMAILCOM
    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?

  3. Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 11:49:46 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Crystal
    E-mail:: Mosaih16@hotmail.com
    Location:: Provo,UT,USA
    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)

  4. Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 18:36:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Joshua Stevens
    E-mail:: josh92130@yahoo.com
    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?

  5. Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:33:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jen O'Rourke
    E-mail:: jorourke@brcom.com
    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. Jen O'Rourke

  6. Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 00:53:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: James Smith
    E-mail:: FrJamesSmith@juno.com
    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

  7. Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 14:24:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Harold Jackson
    E-mail:: hjackson@freemail.absa.co.com
    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.

  8. Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 16:13:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Tom Macaluso
    E-mail:: macalusotom@hotmail.com
    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.

  9. Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 22:58:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Billie-Beth Moore
    E-mail:: bvbmoore@flash.net
    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.

  10. Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 16:15:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gary Wright
    E-mail:: skipnme43@hotmail.com
    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

  11. Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 15:45:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jerome P Rosenthal
    E-mail:: Jrose239@aol.com
    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

  12. Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 18:20:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mike Brown
    E-mail:: wmbrown01@worldnet.att.net
    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.

  13. Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 14:54:01 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Aird Muir
    E-mail:: airdmuir@xtra.co.nz
    Location:: Christchurch
    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

  14. Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:06:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ivan Jordanov
    E-mail:: iordanov40@hotmail.com
    Location:: Bulgaria
    Lodge:: "Serdika"#3
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sofia

    RQFC-topic: "Quator Coronati" Lodge
    RQFC Details: Bulgarian and european masonic history.

  15. Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:58:44 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Oskar K. Williams Jr.
    E-mail:: coinsrusty@cs.com
    Location:: Hagerstown,MD, USA
    Lodge:: Sir. Oskar K. Williams Jr.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hagerstown
    Office:: 117
    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

  16. Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 09:10:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jim Ellis
    E-mail:: jimellis827@aol.com
    Location:: Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland
    Lodge:: Hope Bridge Castle
    Lodge Loc'n:: Linlithgowshire
    Office:: IPM

    RQFC-topic: Masonic Humour
    RQFC Details: Requesting any humourous stories, jokes etc. and investigating their roots and reasons for existance.

  17. Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 21:19:16 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Norman Luper
    E-mail:: normstheman@hotmail.com
    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.

  18. Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:04:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Shari and Robert Cygan
    E-mail:: Caddygrl92@aol.com
    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-topic: Genealogy
    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!

  19. Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 04:21:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ray Wallace
    E-mail:: mwallace@igrin.co.nz
    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.

  20. Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 22:28:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jim Gates
    E-mail:: tontoandtess@yahoo
    Location:: port aransas tx
    Lodge:: Murray
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cairns Qld Australia
    Message:: Raphael seeks ROSE croix
    RQFC-topic: historical
    RQFC Details: W.H.J. Mayers Mem. Lodge of research under charter of Gregory Lodge U.G.L.Q.

  21. Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 17:07:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dr. Douglas N. Cairns, Ph.D.
    E-mail:: dcairnsphd@earthlink.net
    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

  22. Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 11:16:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: RAUL A. LAMAN
    E-mail:: ralaman@dv.weblinq.com
    Location:: Philippines
    Lodge:: Beacon Lodge No 213
    Lodge Loc'n:: Davao City, Philippines
    Office:: none

    RQFC-topic: Comparative Analysis OfThe Ancient Practices, Rules & The Present

  23. Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 21:11:00 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: William A. Gaspar, MD
    E-mail:: celclock@swpc.net
    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.

  24. Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 09:12:40 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jay Gray
    E-mail:: jay_g57@yahoo.com
    Location:: Elk Mills, Maryland, USA

    RQFC-topic: Ancestry
    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

  25. Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 13:25:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Richard Jaffa
    E-mail:: rjaffa3266@aol.com
    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

  26. Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 23:45:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jeannette Masear
    E-mail:: mas8315@msn.com
    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, Jeannette
    RQFC-topic: Genealogy
    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

  27. Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 01:05:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Zinas M. Mavodones
    E-mail:: Zanikik@aol.com
    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.

  28. Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 07:15:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Sami Ataoğlu
    E-mail:: samiataoglu@hotmail.com
    Location:: Ankara/TÜRKİYE
    Lodge:: ESITLIK
    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 year.
    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

  29. Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 08:19:36 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Monica Corrado
    E-mail:: monicorrado@gmx.ch
    Location:: Bern, Switzerland

    RQFC-topic: Polemics against Arab Freemasons

  30. Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 13:12:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Christian H. Miller
    E-mail:: anax@ix.netcom.com
    Location:: Orlando, Florida, USA
    Lodge:: Composite
    Lodge Loc'n:: Orlando, Florida, USA

    RQFC-topic:
    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.

  31. Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 16:08:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Carlos Larrea Estrada
    E-mail:: clarreaes@andinanet.net
    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

  32. Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 08:12:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: RAUL A. LAMAN
    E-mail:: ralaman@dv.weblinq.com
    Location:: Philippines
    Lodge:: Beacon Lodge No. 213
    Lodge Loc'n:: Davao City Philippines
    Office:: none
    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 ralaman@dv.weblinq.com. 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.