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- Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 04:40:45 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Brian Mc Dowell
Location:: Victoria, Australia
Lodge:: Mt Franklin - St. George
Lodge Loc'n:: Daylesford
Office:: Secretary/ A Grand Lodge Organist
RQFC Details: I am researching the introduction of Music into our ceremonies. I would be appreciative of the music other countries use in their ceremonies
- Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:17:55 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jodee Borden Davis Thomas
Location:: San Antonio, Tx. 78231
RQFC-topic: Gail Borden Jr.
RQFC Details: Would like to know if he was one of the first members of the Texas Masonics?
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 20:53:50 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Mike Scott
Location:: Portage, MI USA
Message:: I am writing a sociology paper about the Masonry.
RQFC Details: History of the Masons, things done in society, any info about the Masonry.
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 19:08:12 -0500 (EST)
Name:: hassan maoumi
RQFC-topic: Masonic Lodge in Middle East
RQFC Details: I do appreciate if you could help me in locating a masonic lodge in middle east beside Isreal.
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 05:54:36 -0500 (EST)
Location:: chennai tamilnadu india
Lodge:: om vighneswara no 218
Office:: junior deacon
RQFC Details: i like to present a paper on rituals
- Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:54:19 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Elisabeth Cole
Location:: Federal Way, WA. USA
Message:: If possible I'd like to find out some information about my great-great Grandfather. His name was William Lorainso Sullivan and he was listed in "Membership of the Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Guthrie, Orient Of Oklahoma, June 1st, 1921" as Wm. L Sullivan, 32nd degree. Any information, or where I can email for information, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
RQFC-topic: Family history
- Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 22:13:31 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Donald H. Capron, P.M.
Location:: Hop Bottom, Pa., USA
Lodge:: Harford Lodge #445
Lodge Loc'n:: Hop Bottom, Pa. 18824
Office:: Past Master
Message:: I am interested in the history of cowboys, both real and movie, that have been or are currently freemasons. Also Lodges started by cowboys, mexican, american and indian, such as the Lodge in Del Rio, Texas. Any help on this subject will be greatly appreciated.
RQFC-topic: Cowboys in Freemasonry
RQFC Details: I am doing this for my own interest and as material for a program for Lodge.
- Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:23:56 -0500 (EST)
Name:: David Thomson
Location:: Redcar, N Yorkshire, UK
Lodge:: Zetland 561 UGLE
Lodge Loc'n:: Guisborough, N Yorks
Office:: Past Master
RQFC-topic: Volumes of Sacred Law
RQFC Details: Hello; I am researching for a lecture based on the volumes of the sacred
law - old testament, bible, koran etc.
It's the "etc" that I need to know about ( I think that maybe 9 or 11 are
Do you have any articles or information that you can e-mail me.
Thank you in anticipation, your sincerely and fraternally
W Bro David Thomson, PM Zetland Lodge No 561 UGLE
MEZ Handyside Chapter No 1618 Prov of Yorkshire North & East Riding
Past Sov Saltburn Rose Croix
- Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 13:36:21 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ralph W. Staples
Location:: Canton, MA - USA
Lodge:: Blue Hill Lodge
Lodge Loc'n:: Canton, Masssachusetts
Office:: Secretary - Past Master
RQFC Details: Brethren: Having been a Mason for over 37 years, I can attest that A Page About Freemasonry is the best site to answer your Masonic questions. I am also Massachusetts Representative for the Global Fraternal Network Internet Lodge #1 http://www.masonic-network.com take a look to find out more answers about Masonry. I will always answer e-mails from other Masons or anyone interested in finding out more about our wonderful fraternity. Enjoy your surfing, Blue Hill Hiram
- Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:06:41 -0500 (EST)
Name:: David Anthony
Location:: N.S.W. ( Australia )
Lodge:: Saratoga 937 also Chapter Gosford 173
Lodge Loc'n:: Central Coast N.S.W. Australia
Office:: Tyler / 1st Principal
Message:: Dear Brethren , congratulations on a great site and your piece on " What younger Masons Want " is very good and hope to have it read out in Lodge . Keep up the good work
Fraternally yours Wor. Bro. David Anthony
RQFC-topic: Old Ritual book
RQFC Details: Dear Brethren , A book has just been loan to us, dated 1836, it has the Mark Degree, Holy Royal Arch, Rose Croix and the Knight Templars in and ,my 3rd Principal who has the book is trying to record all the details. The problem is, he cannot scan it or photo copy it, but has to type it out, but it is so badly faded in some area's . Does any Brother have a copy from which we can get the details from. It would certainly be added to our museum once it has been recorded
- Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:27:34 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Doug Mackenzie
Location:: Rocky Mount, NC
Message:: My father is a 32 degree mason, and after seeing national treasure, reading angels and demons, and the Davinci Code, I have become fascinated with the story of Freemasonry.
RQFC-topic: Freemasons in America
RQFC Details: Information about the Declaration, the founding fathers, and any mason that has contributed to the world using masonic ideals
- Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 22:20:48 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Audrey J Childs
Location:: Washington, DC-USA
RQFC-topic: african-american family research
RQFC Details: Hello,
I'm looking for information on whatever Prince Hall lodge existed in Norfolk, Virginia, in the early to mid 1900s. My great grandfather, Charles S. Cherry, was a member. He died when I was an infant, but my mother knew her grandfather well. He died at the age of 89, in 1954. He was a native of Windsor, NC, but had lived in Norfolk for about 67 years. I don't think he was a founding member of the Norfolk lodge, per se, but I'd just like to find out if the existing lodge has a history that might have mentioned his name in any of their correspondences or proceedings. I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me.
Audrey J. Childs
- Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 04:28:01 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Bro. Walter L. Jordan Jr
Lodge:: W.C.THOMAS 112
Lodge Loc'n:: Atlanta,Ga.
Message:: Greeting Brotheren. Let's keep the light shining. Until we meet again. So mote it be!
RQFC-topic: The Beginning of PH Masonic Order
- Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:41:26 -0500 (EST)
Name:: David Nichols
Location:: Reading, Berks. UK
Lodge:: Independent Royal Arch 2 (and several British Lodges)
Lodge Loc'n:: New York
RQFC-topic: Lodge History
RQFC Details: History of Independent Royal Arch Lodge 2, NY, NY, particularly prior to 1760
- Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:03:59 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Tara Schweninger
Location:: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Lodge:: Job's Daughters Bethel #79
Lodge Loc'n:: Bristol, WI
Office:: PHQ, MM
Message:: I love this site you ave done a great job here.
RQFC-topic: Masons are not anti-christian!
RQFC Details: I am researching the history of Masons to show we are not an anti-christian organization. Anyone wishing to share their views can e-mail me.
- Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 11:34:05 -0500 (EST)
Name:: John E. Balzer
Location:: Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Message:: I am researching Knights Templar, specifically black Knights Templar.
RQFC-topic: Black Knights Templar
RQFC Details: I have a photo taken in 1870-1890 of a black man in a Knights Templar uniform and want to know if, or how, I can identify this individual. Can anyone help me or give me any suggestions? Thanks very much for any assistance.
- Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 10:30:11 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Eric J. Malafronte
RQFC-topic: York Rite
RQFC Details: I have been accepted to recieve my first 3 degrees at Harmony Lodge 42 in Waterbury and I'm interersted in learing about the difference between the York and Scottish Rites. I have also heard something called a French Rite. Any info would be helpful.
- Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:22:17 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Micul Cosma
Location:: Timisoara, Romania
Message:: hy, I'm a romanian and I wonder if there is any lodge here in my country? I really want to become a mason, it will mean a lot to me! if someone can help me..I'll be very happy! tnx (one more thing..in march this year, I will go to UK to work. I'll be staying near the Faversham City in UK. if there are anu lodges arounds please tell me!)
RQFC-topic: conflicts with christianity
RQFC Details: any information about this topic is wellcome! tnx
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 00:11:07 -0500 (EST)
Name:: william frange
Location:: delray beach, florida, 33484, u.s.a.
Message:: hi!, soon to become a member.
RQFC-topic: scotish free masonry
RQFC Details: origins, grand high exalted top lodges. educational,religous,etc.
- Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 11:20:16 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Alain L. Sers
Location:: Marseille , France
RQFC-topic: Chevalier Ramsay
RQFC Details: Any info regarding origin life and writings by Ramsay are welcome. I will purchase any documents concerning same (il reasonable). Thanks
- Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 02:14:30 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Stephen Heath
Location:: Hobba,New Mexico USA
Lodge:: Hobbs Lodge #63
Lodge Loc'n:: Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Office:: Senior Warden
Message:: Just Research
RQFC-topic: Why did You become a Freemason?
RQFC Details: WM has appointed the J.W. And Myself to open and close our Lodge on the 3rd &4th Tuesday.
We need to have a program to offer The Brothers When our turn is up. This gives us an opportunity to be ready when our turn is up to be Worshipful Master. Thank you for the Web site and the information to help inspire the Brothers. Masonicly Steve S.W.
- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 02:03:08 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Meghan Gilroy
Location:: Pensacola, Fl
RQFC-topic: History of Free Masons in Pensacola, Fl.
- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:43:50 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Paulo Roberto N Vasconcelos
Location:: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lodge:: Reis Correa num 232
Lodge Loc'n:: Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Office:: first deacon
Message:: Congratulations.This web site is well done.
RQFC-topic: The beggining of Freemasonry in Europe
- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:43:17 -0500 (EST)
Name:: mihai butucaru
Location:: bucharest romania
Lodge:: steaua romaniei
Lodge Loc'n:: bucharest
Office:: WM Bogdan Nicolae Buzaianu
RQFC-topic: Iím doing research on differences between York, Scottish and Emulation rituals
RQFC Details: Dear Brothers,
Iím doing research on differences between York, Scottish and Emulation rituals
Please, be so kind, and provide me by e-mail, original English Rituals of those Works in order to have the proper materials to work on it.
- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 14:33:35 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Phil Brewerton
Location:: littlehampton, west sussex, uk
Lodge Loc'n:: brighton, sussex, uk
RQFC-topic: mesopotamia lodge no 3820
RQFC Details: I have some medals from my father- in -law that belonged to his father. they show that he was a founder member of said lodge, also chapter chaldea no 3820. i am trying to find some history of the lodge
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:52:53 -0500 (EST)
Name:: J. Loftin
Location:: Los Angeles, California, USA
Message:: Fantastic web page.
RQFC-topic: William Lahners of Decatur, Macon County Lodge #8
RQFC Details: Hello,
I am working on my family genealogy and discovered my great, great
grandfather, William Lahners was a Mason at Decatur, Macon Lodge #8. I
was wondering how I could go about confirming this and finding out if
there is any information / photographs about him there. He lived in
Decatur and was a yardmaster at the Wabash RR there.
His obit. also doesn't make much sense to me because I know little or
nothing about the Masons. I would truly appreciate any interpretation
of the following from his obituary.
His obit says something like:
Macon lodge No. 8 A. F. and A. M.,
Macon chapter No. 21, R. A. M.
Decatur council No 16. R. and S. M.
Beaumangic (illegible spelling?) commandery No. ? (illegible)
Knights Templar, and Aasar Shrine.
A. A. O. N. M. S. of Springfield.
It is truly difficult researching him, because I live in Los Angeles,
California and your generous assistance would be truly appreciated.
[Web-master's note:Information about those
various abbreviations and the degrees and bodies they stand for can all
be found at
- Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:49:46 -0500 (EST)
Location:: Redwood City, CA USA
Message:: Please help!
RQFC-topic: On a U.A.O.D. Ring dated 1919
RQFC Details: I have a ring that I am researching. It is a U.A.O.D ring
from the Monteverde Grove San Francisco #128. It is dated 1919. I need
to know abou thte symbols on the ring, what U.P.C. at the bottom means
and what is a P.A. in the order? I can send you a picture. Please help
ASAP. Thank YOU!
[Web-master's note: Until your message, I had
never heard of U.A.O.D. A quick search on Google (always recommended)
brings up the "United Ancient Order of Druids". You can find out more
about them at:
Just to be completely clear: the UAOD is completely independent of
Freemasonry, is *not* a Masonic body and has no relation to Freemasonry.]
- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:32:49 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ebenezer Lombaard
Location:: Bryanston -South Africa
Lodge:: Lodge Lurgan No.767 I.C.
Lodge Loc'n:: Johannesburg -South Africa
Office:: Pasr Master
Message:: I have been an Irish Mason for 44 yrs. and also hold the 32nd. degree in the Scottish Constiti\ution.
RQFC-topic: Social influence.
RQFC Details: I have and am intersted in the role and influence of Masonry on various aspects of siciety from the mid 16th. century on.
- Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:09:00 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Eugene R. French
Location:: Moundsville, West Virginia, USA
RQFC-topic: Similarities be between the Junior Order United American Mechanics and the Free and Accepted Masons
RQFC Details: I have been invited to attend the Cherrydale Lodge #42 AF & AM by the Worshipful Master Travis Sanchez Hilliard to display Jr.O.U.A.M. memorabilia and to speak on the history of the Jr.O.U.A.M. and the similarities between the Masonic Order and the Jr.O.U.A.M.
Any information anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.
- Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 13:26:02 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Victor Lynn Harvey
Location:: Mchenry, MS (USA)
Lodge:: J.L. Power #416
Lodge Loc'n:: Perkinston, MS
Office:: Junior Warden
RQFC-topic: Old masonic ritual(not modern),
- Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 05:30:57 -0500 (EST)
Name:: DAVID MEACOCK
Location:: WREXHAM,NORTH WALES, U.K.
Lodge:: ERDDIG LODGE
Lodge Loc'n:: PROVINCE OF NORTH WALES UK
Office:: PAST MASTER , NOW CHARITY STEWARD
Message:: I am researching Freemasonry and the Military and would be interested in any info from your members of masonry being practiced, both in lodges and personally , by both sides during the American Civil War. Thank You and Fraternal Greetings from a Brother in the U.K.
RQFC-topic: FREEMASONRY IN THE MILITARY
- Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 15:52:18 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ray Barber
Location:: Arcade, N.Y.
Lodge:: Mt. Vernon
Lodge Loc'n:: New York
Office:: Pest D.D.G.M.
RQFC-topic: Gen. Thomas Jackson
RQFC Details: I would like to know if Stone wall Jackson was a Mason, and what Lodge