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  1. Date: Sun, 22 Jun 97 19:49:08 EDT
    Name:: Harold Hill
    E-mail:: MHill31379@aol.com
    Location:: Snow Hill, NC
    Lodge:: Radiance Lodge, Number 132
    Lodge Loc'n:: Snow Hill, NC
    Office:: Master
    RQFC-topic: lodge attendanc

  2. Date: Wed, 25 Jun 97 23:02:43 EDT
    Name:: Johnnie K. Hill
    E-mail:: jh313@cbt.net
    Location:: Springhill , La. U.S.A.Springhi
    Lodge:: Springhill
    Lodge Loc'n:: Springhill L.A.
    Office:: None
    RQFC-topic: History of Masonry
    Message:: Need any information prior to the formation of the Grand Lodge of England

  3. Date: Sun, 29 Jun 97 23:06:33 EDT
    Name:: James Cameron Murchie
    E-mail:: jcmurch@netcom.ca
    Location:: toronto, ontario, canada
    RQFC-topic: Power of Secrecy

  4. Date: Mon, 30 Jun 97 09:49:29 EDT
    Name:: David M. Rogers 32
    E-mail:: G4p&oclrk2@hq.c5.army.mil
    Location:: colorado springs, CO, USA
    Lodge:: Hourglass Lodge #113
    Lodge Loc'n:: Luduwici, Georgia
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: History of Freemasonry around the world
    Message:: Dear WBro. I am Past Master Rogers from Georgia Jurisdiction. Currently I am writing a series of books on the history of Freemasonry. I would like to add Your Grand Lodge to the list of Grand Lodges in the States. What I am looking for is History, Copies of documents, Old books, Stories, poems, old jewels, pins. I am also collecting different rituals from around the world. I have 16 and am waiting on 4 more. I would greatly appreciate it if I could get one from your Grand Lodge. If there is any thing you would like to send my address is: David M. Rogers HQ V CORPS, G4 CMR 420, BOX 2257 APO AE 09063 Thank you for your help. Fraternally yours David M. Rogers 32 Past Master or e-mail me at: G4p&oclrk2@hq.c5.army.mil

  5. Date: Mon, 30 Jun 97 11:13:30 EDT
    E-mail:: ex704564@campus.ccm.itesm.mx
    Location:: Mexico, D.F. Mexico.
    Lodge:: Gnosis 126
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico, D.F.
    Office:: Gran Logia Valle de Mexico.
    RQFC-topic: Cubic Stone
    Message:: I am looking about the relation between cubic stone and sefirots in Cabala, and the forces and intelligences associated to this figure.

  6. Date: Wed, 2 Jul 97 03:14:10 EDT
    Name:: WILLIAM D. EPPS JR.
    E-mail:: WEPPSJR COM.AOL
    Location:: CHICAGO IL USA
    Lodge:: KING SOLOMAN #5
    Lodge Loc'n:: CHICAGO IL
    Office:: W.M.

  7. Date: Wed, 2 Jul 97 21:13:54 EDT
    Name:: Judy Arp Hosford
    E-mail:: KEdmonson1@aol.com
    Location:: Bunnell, FL 32110
    Lodge:: Bunnell Lodge #200 (husband)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bunnell, Florida
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: L. L. Arp
    Message:: Am trying to locate information on L.L. Arp who was initiated Master Mason in 1853 in either GA, TN or AL. Would like any information which may be available on him or addresses (email or snailmail) which I might could contact to obtain same. Thank you for your attention. Please reply to KEdmonson1@aol.com.

  8. Date: Wed, 2 Jul 97 22:39:44 EDT
    Name:: Dereck Johnson, PM
    E-mail:: Uplifter@aol.com
    Location:: Plainfield, NH, USA
    Lodge:: Cheshire Lodge #23 , and White River Lodge #90
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cornish Flat, NH, and Bethel, Vermont
    Office:: PM, Tyler
    RQFC-topic: Starting a masonic home page for G.L.of NH
    Message:: We are investigating the possibility of generating a web site for the Grand Lodge of NH, and would appreciate any suggestions, or hints to accomplish this... What has been your experience? What hurdles have you had to overcome? Many thanks, Dereck

  9. Date: Thu, 3 Jul 97 05:27:56 EDT
    Name:: chris natsis
    E-mail:: xchristo1@wbtv.net
    Location:: parma hts., ohio, united states of america
    RQFC-topic: information
    Message:: i am a student seeking information and would like to know more about freemasonary.I hope to someday join the fraternal organization and be a free and accepted mason. Also I would like to know about the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and thier history, their battels, and the great queest the embarked apon centuries ago. thanx for reading my note

  10. Date: Sun, 6 Jul 97 22:16:23 EDT
    Name:: mauricio a. soto
    E-mail:: msoto@cali.cetcol.net.co
    Location:: cali colombia sur america
    Lodge:: ariel 7
    Lodge Loc'n:: cali colombia
    RQFC-topic: eastern stars
    Message:: we would likw to have as much informatiohn as posible, in order to start a group of ladies in our lodge.

  11. Date: Tue, 8 Jul 97 01:34:09 EDT
    Name:: William Littlepage, Jr.
    E-mail:: mudhen@wworld.com
    Location:: West Salem, Illinois-USA
    Lodge:: Hermitage Lodge No. 356
    Lodge Loc'n:: Albion, Illinois
    Office:: Not presently holding any office
    RQFC-topic: The History of the creation of the Brotherhood.
    Message:: Well, Hello my brothers!! I was beginning to think that there wasn't another living soul out there anywhere. I am tickeled pink to have stumbled upon this web-site tonight. I have been looking for something like this forever! Thank you for showing up at last. Yes, I wouild like very to converse with any and all brothers from any- where in this great world we live in. Thank you very much for creating this sit. I will re- turn to look around in the near future!!!

  12. Date: Sat, 12 Jul 97 22:04:03 EDT
    Name:: Harold C. Jamison
    E-mail:: hcjamison@pathway.net
    Location:: Harrisville, PA USA
    Lodge:: Cedar Lodge No. 800
    Lodge Loc'n:: Grove City, PA
    RQFC-topic: Blud Lodge Room
    Message:: I am doing research on the Blue Lodge room and its relation to the temple. Especially the space between the altar and the Master's Station. Any help would be appreciated

  13. Date: Tue, 15 Jul 97 14:16:42 EDT
    Name:: Clarence G. Thornhill
    E-mail:: cthorn@mail.aros.net
    Location:: Ogden Utah USA
    Lodge:: UNITY 18
    Lodge Loc'n:: OGDEN UTAH
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Royal Arch
    Message:: Presently working on Origin and how to present York Rite to non York Rite Masons. Looking for the aproach that will present the need for the york rite the best. cthorn

  14. Date: Fri, 18 Jul 97 02:21:07 EDT
    Name:: Stephen Lourey
    E-mail:: slourey@hotmail.com or slourey@jjpau.jnj.com
    Location:: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lodge:: Allambie Gladesville
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sydney, Australia
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Values and Leadership
    Message:: Dear Brethren and visitors, I am passionate about two things -- Freemasonry and Leadership Development. I have been involved with the Johnson & Johnson New Leaders Foundation for the past five years, which espouses a values-based, vision-driven, inspirational model of leadership. I believe this model is highly compatible with Masonry. I would welcome correspondence with Masons on values-based leadership, and am more than happy to send information to anyone who is interested in the Johnson & Johnson program. Can someone please direct me to a definative work on Masonic core values? Fraternally, Stephen Lourey

  15. Date: Fri, 18 Jul 97 06:56:07 EDT
    Name:: David Harrigan, Jr.
    E-mail:: harrigan@dca.net
    Location:: Wilmington .DE New castle
    Lodge:: St. James#2 F.A.A.Y.Masons
    Lodge Loc'n:: 406 West &th.
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: BlackMosonic History
    Message:: I found this page by accdent. I thank it's a great way to get too know a Brother ! If anyone knows the york Rite, Please E-Mail me,harrigan@dca.net

  16. Date: Fri, 18 Jul 97 10:22:14 EDT
    Name:: judy laylon
    E-mail:: judy@netgsi.com
    Location:: Bel Air, MD 21014
    RQFC-topic: genealogy information about a mason in Baltimore, MD
    Message:: I am researching my in law ancestor, John Schuehlein who died Ap. 22, 1940 in Balt. His tombstone ahas a Masonic emblem. I would like to know who I should write to to find out names of parents, place of birth and profession. Thank you for any help in this area. Judy Laylon.

  17. Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 11:26:08 EDT
    Name:: Gerhard Polan
    E-mail:: polag@sk.sympatico.ca
    Location:: Dalmeny. Sask.Canada
    Lodge:: Asquith Lodge #146Sk.Ca/Eiche auf roter Erdenr683iO Herne
    RQFC-topic: Relation chip - Church and Staate?
    Message:: Greetings to all Brr around the Globe.Notice my new Email Adr.

  18. Date: Thu, 24 Jul 97 00:37:01 EDT
    E-mail:: poea_edp@compass.com.ph

  19. Date: Thu, 24 Jul 97 17:28:27 EDT
    Name:: DR. M. L. WEINMAN
    E-mail:: mytythor@aol.com
    Location:: Boca Raton, FL USA
    Lodge:: Harry S Truman #1727 (Grand Lodge of Scotland)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Osan Republic of Korea
    Office:: Past Right Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Address
    Message:: I need the address of H S Truman Lodge # 1727(Grand Lodge of Scotland). I lost their new address and, since I moved, they don't have a current address to send any communication or or dues notice and member card. I'd appreciate any help that anyone can give.

    Fraternally yours,
    M. L. Weinman, Past RWM
    Past District Grand Steward, Grand Lodge of the Far East

  20. Date: Fri, 25 Jul 97 22:07:22 EDT
    Name:: Kevin L. Williamson Sr.
    E-mail:: doggass@pipeline.com
    Location:: Toledo,Ohio
    Lodge:: Amazon Lodge No:4
    Lodge Loc'n:: Toledo, Ohio 43607
    RQFC-topic: Ideal and thoughts
    Message:: Stronger and more togetherness

  21. Date: Sat, 26 Jul 97 09:08:47 EDT
    Name:: Dale R. Lucia
    E-mail:: DaleL37061@aol.com
    Location:: Norcross, Georgia USA!
    Lodge:: Chamblee #444
    Lodge Loc'n:: Chamblee, Georgia USA
    Office:: None
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Emblems from around the world
    Message:: I would like to locate the different masonic emblems from the grand lodges of the world. For instance, languages that use something other than the letter "G". What does the masonic emblem look like when written in Japenese? Thank You

  22. Date: Sat, 26 Jul 97 17:20:22 EDT
    Name:: Paul K. Davis
    E-mail:: DavisPK@aol.com
    Location:: Boerne, Texas, USA
    RQFC-topic: possible organization connection to Masons
    Message:: I have come across a reference to an organization called the Order of the 12 Knights and the Daughters of Tabor. Coulad any tell me if this is in any way related to Freemasonry, or if they know anything of its background. Thanks a lot. Paul K. Davis, DavisPK@aol.com

  23. Date: Tue, 29 Jul 97 07:21:52 EDT
    Name:: Jack Taylor II
    E-mail:: JacknBox3@aol.com
    Location:: Manassas, Virginia --- ---- USA
    RQFC-topic: membership
    Message:: Hello, My name is Jack Taylor II. I have been intrigued with Masonry most of my life. I used to Look at my Great Uncle Paul Taylor's ring, as a child and wonder what it was all about.... He was a very honorable man. I was very sad when he died. All I know is that he was very high ranked. I have been interested in the organization since he died. It would be nice to hear from someone. Jack Taylor II

  24. Date: Tue, 29 Jul 97 19:44:00 EDT
    Name:: Kenneth C. Crawford
    E-mail:: FTW.TE@aol.com
    Location:: Newport News, Va.
    Lodge:: Eastern Light Lodge #4
    Lodge Loc'n:: Norfolk, Va
    Message:: In short terms please explain and refer to "the perfect points of my entrance" eluded to in the first degree

    [Web-editor's Note:: Classically, there are usually said to be Seven virtues:

    Four "Cardinal" (or "natural") virtues: temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice
    Three "Theological" virtues: faith, hope, charity

    In Massachusetts ritual (and that is the only one I can speak of with authority) "The Perfect Points of your Entrance" relates the four Cardinal Virtues (temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice) to various things you experienced during your reception, obligation, and instruction as an Entered Apprentice. By relating them to things you did or experienced during the degree, it is supposed to make it easier for you to remember the Cardinal virtues, what they mean, and why they are important.

    You should ask your lodge's instructors about this for more detail.

    (By the way, just so you know "elude" means "hide from, evade, escape detection". "Allude" means "refer to indirectly". In the ritual, we make reference to the Perfect Points, we don't evade them. :-)]

    [Web-editor's further note::

    Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 20:58:16 -0400 (EDT)
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  25. Date: Sat, 2 Aug 97 11:39:04 EDT
    Name:: Charles P. Corbett
    E-mail:: charles.corbett@sympatico.ca
    Location:: Ailsa Craig, Ontario (Canada)
    Lodge:: Irving #154, A.F.&A.M., G.R.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lucan, Ontario, Canada
    Office:: P.D.D.G.M.
    RQFC-topic: Travelling Warrants, I.C.

  26. Date: Mon, 4 Aug 97 13:14:45 EDT
    Name:: colin vicente a. torres
    E-mail:: vpirealty@col.com.ph.
    Location:: cagayan de oro city, philippines
    Lodge:: punta sulawan lodge/ no. 242 / district 17
    Lodge Loc'n:: cagayan de oro city /alubijid, misamis oriental
    Office:: n.a.
    RQFC-topic: scottish rite & york rite masonry
    Message:: thanks, am just learning how to use the net. bet, that i'll be back to find more light.

  27. Date: Mon, 4 Aug 97 18:20:37 EDT
    Name:: Ill. Earle Green33rd Grand Master Mt.Sinai Grand Lodge A.F & A.M
    E-mail:: maegree@bellsouth.net
    Location:: Decatur,Ga Dekalb
    Lodge:: Mt.Sinai Grand Lodge Inc,
    Lodge Loc'n:: 201 Ashby, St. Atlanta Ga.
    Office:: Grand Master
    RQFC-topic: the begining of freemasonry
    Message:: the use of mason B.C

  28. Date: Tue, 5 Aug 97 03:44:05 EDT
    Name:: Anna E. Goldberg
    E-mail:: aabraham@aua.am
    Location:: Yerevan, Armenia
    RQFC-topic: As a fifth year International Law student at Yerevan State University, who must become a specialist in National Diplomacy and Conflictology, I must do my academic research on topic about Masonic Organization, its fundamentals and relationship with other that kind of organizations in Europe.

  29. Date: Tue, 5 Aug 97 04:48:02 EDT
    Name:: Razvan Socolov
    E-mail:: u9604293@mail.cccis.ro
    Location:: Iasi, Romania
    Lodge:: Junimea #10
    Lodge Loc'n:: Iasi, Romania
    RQFC-topic: rituals, symbolism, history
    Message:: Greetings from Junimea Lodge #10, GNL from Romania. We are looking forward to hearing from you, and to develop fraternal relations with all interested.

  30. Date: Sun, 10 Aug 97 02:08:45 EDT
    Name:: Fernando Ortiz
    E-mail:: fortiz@net2000.com.br
    Location:: Sao Paulo - SP -Brasil
    Lodge:: Bartolomeu Fagundes
    Lodge Loc'n:: Natal -RN- Brasil
    RQFC-topic: Independencia Latinoamericana, Filosofia y Masoneria hoy en Espana:.
    Message:: Mis temas de interes son: 1.- La masoneria en la Independencia de los paises Latinos. 2.- La filosofia de la Masoneria 3.- La Masoneria en la EspaNa actual Spanish American Revolution and Freemasonry. Philosophy and Freemasonry Freemasonry at the present time in Spain

  31. Date: Sun, 10 Aug 97 21:26:11 EDT
    Name:: Tony Ramirez
    E-mail:: fatt@flash.net.com
    Location:: Brooklyn n.y.
    Lodge:: nile#4
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brooklyn n.y.
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: looking for a list of lodges in brooklyn area.
    Message:: This is a great site,i will visit often.

  32. Date: Tue, 12 Aug 97 16:13:31 EDT
    Name:: R. W. William H. Peckham, Sr.
    E-mail:: JMCJFMC@aol.com
    Location:: Portsmouth, R. I. 02871
    Lodge:: Eureka Lodge #22
    Lodge Loc'n:: Portsmouth, R. I.
    RQFC-topic: Essems
    Message:: Found a book of code, wish for more inf.

  33. Date: Sat, 16 Aug 97 11:04:25 EDT
    Name:: Errol David Feldman 33
    E-mail:: boaz@worldonline.nl
    Location:: 1625 PH Hoorn (NH), The Netherlands
    Lodge:: Loge De Eenhoorn No. 278 GO Netherlands
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hoorn, The Netherlands
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Francken life and rituals
    Message:: I am also Scottish Rite Trestle Board Director of GFN http://www.masonic-network.com/

  34. Date: Mon, 18 Aug 97 01:30:44 EDT
    E-mail:: PREACHER97@AOL.COM
    Location:: BROOKLYN NY 11212-4008 KINGS
    Lodge Loc'n:: BROOKLYN
    Office:: 317 CLERMOUNT

  35. Date: Mon, 18 Aug 97 14:43:18 EDT
    Location:: WHEELING WV 26003
    Lodge Loc'n:: WHEELING WV
    Office:: N/A

  36. Date: Wed, 20 Aug 97 13:51:59 EDT
    Name:: Donnie James
    E-mail:: BRODJ357@aol.com
    Location:: Waukegan, ILLINOIS, (USA)
    Lodge:: William Scruggs Military Lodge #147
    Lodge Loc'n:: North Chicago, ILLINOIS
    RQFC-topic: Masonic History
    Message:: I am not a researcher; however, I am always looking for sources to further my knowledge of Masonic History

  37. Date: Thu, 21 Aug 97 00:33:39 EDT
    Name:: Sheree Robinette
    E-mail:: ShereeRT@aol.com
    Location:: Tampa, Florida
    RQFC-topic: membership roster
    Message:: I am searching for information on my greatgrandfather. Hias namewas JamesThomas Pitts. He lived in Moultire, Colquitt County, Georgia. He is buried in the Primitive Baptist Sradis Church Cemetery in near Cairo, Georgia, along with his wife Dora Durst. He was born August 27th, 1864 and he died Feb 29, 1956 . I understand that he was a member of the Lodge in China Grove, and that this lodge no longer exists. Is there any way to find out the location of the records for China Grove. If so, is it possible to find the names of his parents on original application for membership. Any help will be appreciated.

  38. Date: Thu, 21 Aug 97 21:05:28 EDT
    Name:: desmond hubbard
    E-mail:: abiff@webtv.net
    Lodge:: MIL 122
    Lodge Loc'n:: MARYLAND
    RQFC-topic: 12 TRIBE OF ISRAEL

  39. Date: Fri, 22 Aug 97 10:37:30 EDT
    E-mail:: WWILLI1031@AOL.COM.
    Location:: MACON GEORGIA (BIBB)
    Lodge:: CENTRAL CITY LODGE #12
    Lodge Loc'n:: 395 MIDDLE ST. MACON GA.
    Office:: TREASURY

  40. Date: Fri, 22 Aug 97 22:49:03 EDT
    Name:: Jerry Thomas
    E-mail:: tattoo@ccsinc.com
    Location:: NewportNews,Va. USA
    Lodge:: Bremond#241
    Lodge Loc'n:: NewportNews Va.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasons Origins

  41. Date: Sun, 24 Aug 97 11:36:59 EDT
    Name:: Paul Dean Wanty SR
    E-mail:: kf8am@provide.net
    Location:: Belleville, MI USA
    Lodge:: Milan Lodge 323
    Lodge Loc'n:: Milan, MICHIGAN
    Office:: Jr steward,hopefully sd soon
    RQFC-topic: other bro hams opterators . etc

  42. Date: Mon, 25 Aug 97 14:47:49 EDT
    Name:: Felix Simmons,Sr.
    E-mail:: fsimmons@erols.com
    Location:: Newport News,Va. USA
    Lodge:: Uhuru Lodge #27
    Lodge Loc'n:: Newport News,Va. 23608
    RQFC-topic: African American Scottish Rite Masons
    Message:: What is the History of Black Scottish Rite Masons?

  43. Date: Mon, 25 Aug 97 15:06:52 EDT
    E-mail:: Absper2@h.q.afis.osd.mil
    Location:: Alexandria, VA (United States of America)
    Lodge Loc'n:: INDIANOLA, MS 38751
    Office:: JACKSON, MS
    Message:: My Brothers of the world my project is to try and better understand why we are a separated fraternal society. We all understand the different affiliates which is not a problem but to be turned away or not enlightened because you are of a different affiliate is not the answer. From my experiences as a traveling man I have had conversations with Brothers of another affiliate but as soon as they found otu my affiliate the conversations was over. I ask why is this aren't we all of one brotherhood and represent the same. To know the same information, password, signs, etc.. we need to try and come together more as one. Point is if I am in need or a fellow brother I will not question him on his affiliate before I help him, if HE give the proper signs for distress than I HELP. LIGHTS continue to look to THE EAST for there is much more we need to understand. Be good and GOD bless. SO MOTE IT BE.....

  44. Date: Mon, 25 Aug 97 15:57:16 EDT
    Name:: Robert H. Sells
    E-mail:: RSells1066@AOL.COM
    Location:: Alpharetta, GA 30005
    Lodge:: Eastgate
    Lodge Loc'n:: Charlotte, NC
    Office:: none
    RQFC-topic: Freemasons in Georgia

  45. Date: Wed, 27 Aug 97 06:34:43 EDT
    Name:: Arni Leosson
    E-mail:: arni@vr.is
    Location:: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Lodge:: Edda #1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Office:: JW
    RQFC-topic: Strict Observance - J.A. Starck - Templar Masonry
    Message:: Hello Brothers! I am researching the beginning of Templar Masonry and would be very interested to hear from anyone who is an expert in e.g. the Strict Observance, Starck's Clerics, the Rosa/Johnson Clermont Chapter, etc. - Fraternally, Arni Leosson

  46. Date: Wed, 27 Aug 97 19:46:03 EDT
    Name:: Bob Gaston
    E-mail:: gastong@gte.net
    Location:: St. Petersburg, FL USA
    Lodge:: St. Petersburg (139)
    Lodge Loc'n:: St. Petersburg, FL
    Office:: Sr. Deacon
    RQFC-topic: A. Jackson
    Message:: I am looking for informaiton concerning Andrew Jackson. Especially information concerning military lodges in Florida during the Creek indian war.

  47. Date: Fri, 29 Aug 97 04:32:05 EDT
    Name:: Jacques Geoffroy
    E-mail:: jjgeof@mls.co.nc
    Location:: Numea New Caledonia
    Lodge:: fraternite caledonienne
    Lodge Loc'n:: numea
    RQFC-topic: pacific masonic history

  48. Date: Sat, 30 Aug 97 21:45:00 EDT
    Name:: Tony Ramirez
    E-mail:: fatt@flash.net.com
    Location:: Brooklyn n.y.
    Lodge:: nile#4
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brooklyn n.y.
    Office:: Junior Deacon
    RQFC-topic: looking for a list of lodges in brooklyn area.
    Message:: This is a great site,i will visit often.

  49. Date: Sat, 30 Aug 97 22:29:09 EDT
    Name:: Barry Alexander McCorquodale
    E-mail:: cristod@wserver.do.losrios.cc.ca.us
    Location:: Sac,U.S.
    RQFC-topic: Anscestors in Freemasonry
    Message:: My Grandfather is a 32nd degree, and is currently suffering from a illness that causes him to forget. I wish to carry on in my Grandfathers footsteps and would like to know what I need to do to be a free and accepted mason?

  50. Date: Wed, 3 Sep 97 00:06:28 EDT
    Name:: Ludmilla M. Efseaff
    E-mail:: efseaff@teleport.com
    Location:: Portland, Oregon, USA
    RQFC-topic: Russian Freemasonry c.1850-1880 in rural areas among peasants
    Message:: I am searching more info on a Russian Freemason (also known as "Farmassoni") by the name of Makcim Gavrilovitch Rudometkin aka "Komar" who lived in the Transcaucuses c. 1850-1877. Imprisoned in Solovetski Monastery as well as Suzdalski Monasterskii prisons.

  51. Date: Thu, 4 Sep 97 23:02:29 EDT
    Name:: Pamela S. Hall
    E-mail:: edhall@telapex.com
    Location:: McComb, MS, USA
    RQFC-topic: Family History Research
    Message:: Am trying to find out where/who I contact for information regarding one of my ancestors who was supposedly a Mason (and perhaps a Grand Master) in the Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN Lodge in the mid-1850s. Please contact me at edhall@telapex.com if you have any suggestions.

  52. Date: Fri, 5 Sep 97 15:57:43 EDT
    Name:: George H. Jones
    E-mail:: ghjones@pol.net
    Location:: Baton Rouge, La.
    Lodge:: St. James #47
    Lodge Loc'n:: Baton Rouge, La.
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in the Civil War
    Message:: Preparing a book. Request all events, persons, happenings, stories, etc. concerning the Civil War. Sources desired. Bibliography helpful.

  53. Date: Sat, 6 Sep 97 12:12:23 EDT
    Name:: Johnnie Hill
    E-mail:: jh313@cbt.net
    Location:: Springhill, La.--U.S.A
    Lodge:: Springhill #348
    Lodge Loc'n:: La.
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Orgins of Masonry
    Message:: Interested in the transition from Operative to Speculative

  54. Date: Sun, 7 Sep 97 10:53:56 EDT
    Name:: Errol David Feldman
    E-mail:: boaz@worldonline.nl
    Location:: Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands
    Lodge:: St.George's No.10 Loge De Eenhoorn 278
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montreal, Canada Hoorn, The Netherlands
    Office:: P.M. & Past Preceptor (Lodge of Instruction)
    RQFC-topic: 1)The MacBride Ritual and 2)Masonic Organisations outside the Rites
    Message:: I am trying to build a cardex of information about the numerous organisations that are connected to Freemasonry - any information clearly stating whether invitational or not would be appreciated. You may also visit me onthe Global Fraternal Network http://www.masonic-network.com

  55. Date: Mon, 8 Sep 97 23:11:31 EDT
    Name:: Christopher J.S. Brunt
    E-mail:: wolf@ida.net
    Location:: Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.A
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in general
    Message:: Very curious, possible future member, but needeing an explanation of the Masons.. would enjoy hearing from ANYONE about the Masons.. ANY information.

  56. Date: Tue, 9 Sep 97 09:52:48 EDT
    Name:: Brad Thompson
    E-mail:: bthompson.ctlnet.com
    Location:: Auburn,In.,(Dekalb)
    RQFC-topic: Fraternal orders
    Message:: I am a 12 year member of the I.O.O.F. of Tonica, Ill. and have just read Born in Blood. I am curious about the similarities between our brother- hoods.

  57. Date: Thu, 11 Sep 97 07:55:44 EDT
    Name:: kevin gembarosky
    E-mail:: gembaroskyk@interquest.de
    Location:: apo, ae 09034 germany
    Lodge:: george t. bowen council #8
    Lodge Loc'n:: baumholder germany
    Office:: thrice illustrious master
    RQFC-topic: cryptic masonry
    Message:: i am looking for additional rituals to cross reference with our current one to gain a more precise understanding of the cryptic degrees. currently using the expose knights templarism illustrated. need help, will purchase copies. thanx

  58. Date: Sat, 13 Sep 97 22:26:55 EDT
    Name:: cec. seymour
    E-mail:: cseymour@oe.net.au
    Location:: petrie,brisbane,queensland,australia
    Lodge:: pine rivers no.511
    Lodge Loc'n:: petrie, brisbane
    Office:: brisbane, united grand lodge of queensland
    RQFC-topic: wearing of jewels passed down from a relation
    Message:: suppose your g father had a jewel. why could it not be worn on say the right hand side if only on a restricted function

  59. Date: Sun, 14 Sep 97 19:27:24 EDT
    Name:: Ruby Gonia
    E-mail:: blessedby@juno.com
    Location:: Miami,Florida, USA
    RQFC-topic: basic "entry level" information/'gist'

  60. Date: Mon, 15 Sep 97 01:43:32 EDT
    Name:: Joyce Day Austin
    E-mail:: jaau@airmail.net
    Location:: Lewisville, Texas, Denton
    RQFC-topic: Genealogy
    Message:: My father Roy William Day passed away in February. I had forgotten that I had kept his billfold and found his cards for Scottish Rite 32 No.01467836, Hella Temple No. 039378 of Garland,Texas and a member of Trinity Vallley Lodge 1048 Grand Prairie Id No. 270782. Do you have any records on him that I might could have for our records. My brother has joined the masons in Colorado and we both would like to have information on our father. I also am rejoining the Eastern Star.I have a several memebers in my family that are masons. I have even found today that my Great Grandfather William Johnson Day was a mason in Brownwood, Texas as early as 1877. He died on May 26, 1898. Can I get any infomation on these two men? William Johnson Day was with the Freemasonry in Brownwood No. 279, A.F.& A.M. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you in advance. Joyce Day Austin

  61. Date: Wed, 17 Sep 97 00:51:59 EDT
    Name:: Duncan Morrow
    E-mail:: cmorrow@ix.netcom.com
    Location:: Springfield, VA
    RQFC-topic: family history
    Message:: I am having difficulty tracing my great-great grandfather, Marshall Morrow, and his brother, Courtland Morton Morrow. Both lived for many years in Monroe County, Ohio, where each served a time as county sheriff (we think). Tracing them is difficult becuae Marshall moved to Wisconsin in 1866, a year after Morton moved to Missouri -- and a year before the Monroe County courthouse burned, destroying county records. I have long suspected that Marshall Morrow was a Mason. I now have the obituary of Morton Morrow, which clearly states that he joined the Masonic Lodge in Ohio and maintained his membership in Missouri. That account is: Farmers Advocate (Hamilton, Mo.), Wed., Jaunary 22, 1896 (page one) Courtland Morton Morrow, an aged and highly respected citizen of this city, died on Monday afternoon at his home in the east part of this city. The funeral was held this forenoon in the M.E. church conducted by the Masonic Lodge of this city of which deceased was a member, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. W.B. Dunn. Deceased was born in Belmont County, Ohio, March 21, 1820, was united in marriage with Jane Miller in Woodsfield, Ohio, May 14, 1845. Of this union seven children were born, six of which are still living. Mrs. James Allen of Grand Summit, Kansas, was the only child who was not present at the funeral, she being unable to come. The other children are Mrs. J.A. Thomson of Princeton, Mrs. John Fronk, Mrs. John Phillips, and Charley Morrow of this city, and Clifford Morrow of Hale City, Mo. Deceased moved to Hamilton in October 1865. He united with the Masonic Lodge in 1945 (sic), at Woodsfield, Ohio. The ADVOCATE joins in with the friends of the family in extending sympathy and condolence. It is my hope that some Masonic records remain for these two, which I could have access to. Can you help me? Thanks, Duncan Morrow

  62. Date: Wed, 17 Sep 97 15:08:23 EDT
    Name:: Paul Robert Carr
    E-mail:: CARRPC@AOL.COM
    Lodge:: FRESHFIELD 8165

  63. Date: Fri, 19 Sep 97 09:44:27 EDT
    Name:: Panos R. Rigas IV
    E-mail:: prigas@hotmail.com
    Location:: Athens,GREECE
    Lodge:: PLEIAS #78
    Lodge Loc'n:: ATHENS GREECE
    RQFC-topic: Exchange of information of masonic activities. Posible meeting of Brothers from around the World

  64. Date: Fri, 19 Sep 97 16:08:26 EDT
    E-mail:: christopher@new.co.za
    Location:: Cape Town, South Africa
    Lodge:: St Georges Lodge No.2537 E.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cape Town
    Office:: J.W.
    RQFC-topic: I am trying to get contacts in Chile.
    Message:: I am looking for masons in Santiago or surrounding areas in Chile to communicate with as I plan to go to Chile shortly. Por favor, Chilenos masonicos E-mail a mi porque yo voy a Santiago en el futuro. Yo necesito contactos desde lodges en Chile, no importa que constitucion. Muchas Gracias mi ermanos.

  65. Date: Sat, 20 Sep 97 22:04:10 EDT
    Name:: Marty Hill
    E-mail:: chaos@minot.ndak.net
    Location:: Minot, N.D., U.S.A.
    RQFC-topic: German Freemasonry
    Message:: I am doing a paper for my Modern Germany class on German mysticism from the 1750s and on, and how it has affected German society. I was wondering if anyone has information on German Freemason Lodges.

  66. Date: Tue, 23 Sep 97 20:17:12 EDT
    Name:: Hector Enrique Castaqeda Fernandez
    E-mail:: enriquec@Keynes.economia.unam.mx
    Location:: Mexico, city.Federal District
    Lodge:: Libertad y Justicia #85
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sadi Carnot 53, Col.SanRafael.
    RQFC-topic: The esoterism work on the lodge.

  67. Date: Wed, 24 Sep 97 20:36:45 EDT
    Name:: Peter Cavallaro
    E-mail:: pcava@usa.net
    Location:: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry, is it a cult, religion, or Gentlemans Society?
    Message:: Could you please answer the following questions for me, 1)How would you describe Freemasonry 2)Would you describe Freemasonry as a cult? 3)Why are masonic buildings called Temples? 4)Is Freemasonry a religion? 5)What do Freemasons do for the good of the society they are involved in 6)What would you say to any interested Freemasons? Thankyou for your help, could you please answer these questions as soon as possible, with as much detail as possible. Thanking you in anticipation, Peter Cavallaro.