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2nd Quarter, 2002

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  1. Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:29:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Donald E. Woodruff
    E-mail:: dwoodruff@sport.rr.com
    Location:: Keithville, La. USA
    Lodge:: Landmark #214
    Lodge Loc'n:: Keithville, La
    Office:: Jr. Decon

    RQFC-topic: Origins, history etc. Novice

  2. Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 22:29:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Donald E. Woodruff
    E-mail:: dwoodruff@sport.rr.com
    Location:: Keithville, La. USA
    Lodge:: Landmark #214
    Lodge Loc'n:: Keithville, La
    Office:: Jr. Decon

    RQFC-topic: Origins, history etc. Novice

  3. Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 09:08:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Murray C. Dale
    E-mail:: mdale@mcdaleco.com
    Location:: London Ontario Canada
    Lodge:: Ashlar #610
    Lodge Loc'n:: London
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: All types of Masonic Education

  4. Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 08:00:58 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Atkins
    E-mail:: robertatkins@pdq.net
    Location:: Houston, TX, USA

    RQFC-topic: Buildings
    RQFC Details: I was looking for information on famous buildings with Masonic cornerstones. Specifically looking for confirmation that G. Washington oversaw the ceremony at the US Capitol building. I saw something on the History channel once that mentioned this. This is for a history report about Paul Revere and other Masons of his time.

  5. Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:51:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Anne
    E-mail:: black_ninja52@hotmail.com
    Location:: Australia

    RQFC-topic: ranks in Ancient,and free,and accepted masons.
    RQFC Details: I am very interested in this as both of my grandfathers were free masons. I have recentley found a certificate of one of my grandfathers dated 1918 attaining to the rank of Mask Mason.Is this rank low or high in the order.If possible can you help me out on this. Thank you.

    [Web-master's note: Mark Mason, not Mask Mason. In America it is part of the York Rite's Royal Arch Chapter degrees, and is the first degree a candidate receives after Master Mason (3rd degree). In England (and I suspect, Australia as well) the Mark degree is part of the Fellowcraft (or 2nd) degree. "Rank" means less than non-Masons think it does. A member joins a Craft Lodge or Blue Lodge and takes the three degrees of Entered Apprentice (1st), Feelowcraft (2nd), Master Mason (3rd). After that, if he wishes, there are all kinds of side bodies, affiliated orders, appendant orders, that he can join. Some of them number their degrees, some don't. Master Mason is the "highest" degree in Masonry. Period.]

  6. Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 13:54:17 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Charles Gresham
    E-mail:: Cgresham@mmcable.com
    Location:: Oklahoma City
    Lodge:: Bethany Lodge #529
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bethany Oklahoma

    RQFC-topic: William H. Dellenbeck
    RQFC Details: After a recent move I found a picture of Mr Dellenbeck amoung some other items in a box. As part of these items belonged to my father who was also a mason I was wondering if Mr Dellenbeck also was a member of a Masonic Lodge there?

  7. Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:14:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Richard L. Kurtz
    E-mail:: rkurtz@qconline.com
    Location:: Bettendorf, Iowa USA
    Lodge:: Brubaker #675
    Lodge Loc'n:: Davenport Iowa

    RQFC-topic: Civil War and Freemasonry of that period
    RQFC Details: I am looking for information on any Individual Masonic involvement in the Civil War, or any incident where Masonic help was rendered to an individual during the war. Also, any information from or about family members or friends of family members who were Masons during the War. Names and Lodge Numbers are important.

  8. Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 05:30:26 -0400 (EDT)
    E-mail:: michaelplaskow@hotmail.com
    Location:: NETANYA ISRAEL
    Lodge Loc'n:: NETANYA
    Office:: CHAPLAIN

    RQFC-topic: HIRAM ABIF

  9. Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 20:15:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Luciano Patto Novaes
    E-mail:: luchonovaes@artnet.com.br
    Location:: Juiz de Fora-Minas Gerais-Brazil
    Lodge:: Fidelidade Mineira and Fraternidade Brazileira de Estudo e Pesquisas
    Lodge Loc'n:: Juiz de Fora

    RQFC-topic: Beginner
    RQFC Details: Our lodge does research about all FreeMasonry Topics

  10. Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:35:10 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brett Burger
    E-mail:: Knight_tsok@yahoo.com
    Location:: Union City,PA,USA

    RQFC-topic: Charity and Religion

  11. Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 19:22:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Frank R. Ferrari
    E-mail:: frfrefpm@hotmail.com
    Location:: Wellsburg,WV,USA
    Lodge:: Wellsburg #2 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wellsburg,WV 26070
    Office:: Trustee, Past Master
    Message:: Seeking History of Oregon MIlitary Lodge,Frankfurt,Germany
    RQFC-topic: Rosicrucians,WV College MSRICF
    RQFC Details: Research Paper for presentatrion to College on Military Masonic Lodges and the Forget-me-not lapel pin.

  12. Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 09:11:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: david fisk
    E-mail:: david.k.fisk@virgin.net
    Location:: lowestoft, suffolk , england
    Lodge:: unity 71
    Lodge Loc'n:: the avenue lowestoft
    Office:: past master (ipm )

    RQFC-topic: unity & sister lodges

  13. Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 21:22:00 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: jermaine spence
    E-mail:: spence_jermaine @ hotmail .com
    Location:: freeport grand bahama bahamas
    Lodge:: St Andrew #1756
    Lodge Loc'n:: east sunrise highway
    Office:: brother Drenaud D Moncur
    Message:: Please send me some information on my research.
    RQFC-topic: master mason
    RQFC Details: The story of Harrem Nebeck

  14. Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 18:27:45 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: phillip bennison
    E-mail:: c/o www.oelodge.uklinux.net/
    Location:: London, UK
    Lodge:: Old Epsomian Lodge 3561
    Lodge Loc'n:: London, UGLE
    Office:: PM / Z
    Message:: Great site - plenty for everyone!
    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: boning up on Chartres and notable buildings of masonic interest

  15. Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 18:27:45 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: phillip bennison
    E-mail:: c/o www.oelodge.uklinux.net/
    Location:: London, UK
    Lodge:: Old Epsomian Lodge 3561
    Lodge Loc'n:: London, UGLE
    Office:: PM / Z
    Message:: Great site - plenty for everyone!
    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: boning up on Chartres and notable buildings of masonic interest

  16. Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 03:33:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Chris Boorman
    E-mail:: chris.boorman@port.ac.uk
    Location:: Fareham, Hants, UK
    Lodge:: Fareham Lodge 8582
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fareham
    Office:: Past master

    RQFC Details: Royal Ark Mariner Degree

  17. Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 01:09:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kingsley Sheehan
    E-mail:: kingsley@dataservices.com.au
    Location:: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Lodge:: Wesley Collegians Lodge No. 358
    Lodge Loc'n:: Melbourne Victoria Australia

    RQFC-topic: Holy Royal Arch Freemasonry

  18. Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 00:05:37 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John Friesen
    E-mail:: cidknee@hotmail.com
    Location:: Waterloo Ontario Canada
    Lodge:: Waterloo Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Waterloo Ontario Canada
    Message:: I am a new mason and very glad to be. It is inspiring to see more brothers of mine here on the Internet... a place I visit often, I will return.
    RQFC-topic: history- geaneology
    RQFC Details: i am looking for evidence of co-existing past of St. Johns Ambulance and Freemasonry

  19. Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 10:44:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Debbie Craig
    E-mail:: jdcraig8166@yahoo.com
    Location:: Brooksville, FL (USA)
    Message:: My ancestors were active in Masonry and Shrine in Chicago. Probably in a German lodge to start out with in the late 1800's
    RQFC Details: I'm trying to find out which lodge my ancestors were in: Wilfred J. Gast Clara L. Gast (Eastern Star) Arthur Theodore Glitz, Sr. August Gast The time frame is from the late 1800's to mid 1900's, in Chicago, Ilinois

  20. Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 03:08:02 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: A.J. Heinhuis
    E-mail:: b.heinhuis@planet.nl
    Location:: Onna, Overijssel, The Netherlands
    Lodge:: Concordia ad Libertatem: nr. 277
    Lodge Loc'n:: O.: Sneek

    RQFC-topic: Qabalistic Obedienties

  21. Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 17:24:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Todd Wilkinson
    E-mail:: episcopalscot@yahoo.com
    Location:: Springfield, Missouri
    Lodge:: Solomon Lodge No. 271
    Lodge Loc'n:: Springfield, Missouri
    Office:: Past Master, 1999-2000

    RQFC-topic: South American Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: I'm looking for an article I found on line that dealt with South/Latin American Freemasonry and its differences from North America, especially in the use of the AASR Craft degrees.

  22. Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 19:13:53 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: bill bailey
    E-mail:: MBILLB @ AOL.COM
    Lodge:: DENTON 5234
    Lodge Loc'n:: ENGLAND
    Office:: WM


  23. Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 14:44:09 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: L Boyle
    E-mail:: LiaLAMB@aol.com

    RQFC-topic: The effects of freemasons on the american revolution
    RQFC Details: I'm doing a research paper on the effects of freemasons on the American Revolution. I've come across a number of helpful sources, but I would love to know of any resources anybody could let me know about. Thank you greatly.

  24. Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 20:02:03 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Steve Anstatt
    E-mail:: deputystatt@yahoo.com
    Location:: Marshfield, MA USA
    Lodge:: Daniel Webster Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Marshfield, MA
    Office:: Past Master, Past District Marshal

    RQFC-topic: Masonic History
    RQFC Details: Origins of Freemasonry, The Knights Templar, Masonic ties to the Founding Fathers, and What motivates Anti-Masonic fanaticism.

  25. Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 04:05:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ronald C Jeter
    E-mail:: emhotep_one@yahoo.com
    Location:: Laurel, Maryland
    Message:: I found your site to be the most informative spot on freemasonry that I have come across on the net thus far. Thank you!
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry as related to non-Europeans, history, and the inner man.
    RQFC Details: First, I am interested in joining a lodge. Secondly, am curious as to the truth behind this "no discrimination" stance. I am an African-American, and like many, I have been told that members of the brotherhood do not accept those who are not of European descent. Third, I am very much interested in the Masonic interpretation of religious dogma and the process of history.

  26. Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 12:23:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Assiya Gill
    E-mail:: archamurti@hotmail.com
    Location:: Norwich, Norfolk, England
    Message:: Hello, I hope sign in this Guest Book will help me in my researches.I am interested in the role of Masonic Lodges in the popularisation of mystic ideas of India in Europe at the end of the 18th centure. I am looking forward to hear from you. Best wishes Assiya.
    RQFC-topic: History of the Masonry at the end of the 18th century.
    RQFC Details: 1. The role of the Masonic Lodges in the foundation and activity of The East Indian Company. Who from the Masonry are famous for their activity in the East Indian Company,as scholars and researchers? 2.Who from the French Masons(aristocrats) had been in India? 3.Who was the first scholar of Sanskrit language in France? 4.When and how did the book Bhagavad-Gita enter France and Germany and enather european countries? Who were the translator and publisher?

  27. Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 20:00:29 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David Cumming
    E-mail:: david_cumming@123india.com
    Location:: Scotland
    Lodge:: Canongate Kilwinning, No. 2
    Lodge Loc'n:: Edinburgh
    Message:: MIT does it again! Excellence in every field. Brilliant website
    RQFC-topic: Heredom
    RQFC Details: I am interested in any information about Heredom. What is this? What about the ruins near Irvine in Scotland? What were they originally?

  28. Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 15:50:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Charles R. Beasley
    E-mail:: scv1289@mindspring.com
    Location:: Atlanta, Georgia, Fulton
    Lodge:: Ben Hill 674 / Fayettville 711
    Lodge Loc'n:: Atlanta, Georgia/ Fayettville Georgia
    Office:: W/M / S/W

    RQFC-topic: Civil War Era

  29. Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 17:59:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Alexander Wright
    E-mail:: sannywright@hotmail.com
    Location:: Alness Scotland
    Lodge:: Averon No 866
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ross & Cromarty
    Message:: Fraternal greetings to one and al.
    RQFC-topic: The Peasants Revolt 1381
    RQFC Details: Masonic connections,Watt the Tyler

  30. Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 05:56:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Constantin TULEASCA
    E-mail:: costel_tuleasca@yahoo.com
    Location:: IASI, ROMANIA
    Message:: I want to know more about Freemasonry. I am a LEO Club member since december 2000 and Leo secretary since march 2001. I would like to join in a Lodge as I feel I am looking for the Light.Thank you very much
    RQFC-topic: Principals, Constitution, Initiation
    RQFC Details: I have read books about Freemasonry, starting with the one written by C.LEADBETTER- FREEMASONRY. I am passioned about the initiation forms, about the principals of life, about the Freemasonry constitution

  31. Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:31:05 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Shane Waldon
    E-mail:: hmrknocker@hotmail.com
    Location:: Warner Robins, GA. USA
    Message:: Very nice and easily navigable web-site you have.
    RQFC-topic: Political influences on American Government
    RQFC Details: I'm doing a research paper for a college PLS class and have found much on the history and beginnings of Freemasonry, and the contributions made in the public realm. I have not, however, found much on the political influences towards American Government.

    [Web-master's note: The book you want to start with is Steven C. Bullock's history of Masonry in early American history Revolutionary Brotherhood]

  32. Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 20:55:16 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: P:aul W. Reinhardt 33rd degree
    E-mail:: muntznmusic@web-unwired.net
    Location:: Jamestown, Pa. U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Adelphic #424
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jamestown, Pa.
    Office:: P.M.
    Message:: Traveling to Australia soon. I would like to hear of lodge meetings.
    RQFC-topic: Ancient Knight Templars & Masonic beginings