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2nd Quarter, 1998

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  1. Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 17:33:22 -0500
    Name:: Joseph W. Rodenberg
    E-mail:: jwrodenb@students.wisc.edu
    Location:: Madison, WI USA
    Lodge:: Madison Lodge #5
    Lodge Loc'n:: Madison, WI
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in India
    Message:: I am a new Fellow Craft Mason working on my M.A. in south asian studies. I would like any information on lodges, members, and history of freemasonry in India. If you are an Indian freemason, or have visited a lodge in India I would love to hear from you. Titles of related articles and books would be greatly appreciated. I'm sorry that I'm being so general, but I'm just starting the research phase. Thank you for the help, Joseph

  2. Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 11:09:35 -0500
    Name:: William E. Rice
    E-mail:: Cool Rice@aol.com
    Location:: Staten Island NY,10301000-
    Lodge:: Gabreves Lodge No# 130
    Lodge Loc'n:: 127 St. James Place,Bklyn NY
    RQFC-topic: who is Robert McCoy & Robert Morris
    Message:: Any one having any relative information please respond.

  3. Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:51:04 -0500
    Name:: Tim Bradberry
    E-mail:: music@pldi.net
    Location:: Frederick, OK 73542 USA
    Lodge:: Frederick Lodge No. 249
    Lodge Loc'n:: Frederick, Oklahoma
    Office:: None at this time
    RQFC-topic: The History of The Knights Templer

  4. Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:51:04 -0500
    Name:: Tim Bradberry
    E-mail:: music@pldi.net
    Location:: Frederick, OK 73542 USA
    Lodge:: Frederick Lodge No. 249
    Lodge Loc'n:: Frederick, Oklahoma
    Office:: None at this time
    RQFC-topic: The History of The Knights Templer

  5. Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 12:11:39 -0500
    Name:: Alison Penman
    E-mail:: penman.a.@cableinet.co.uk
    Location:: Dundee, Scotland
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry & Jacobitism
    Message:: I'm currently researching Jacobite sympathies in the Angus Burghs of Scotland ( ie, Montrose, Forfar, Arbroath, Brechin),during the period of the Jacobite uprising of 1745-46, and am interested in any connections between Jacobitism and Freemasonry. Records show that many prominent Jacobites were also Freemasons and I believe there have been suggestions of attempted Jacobite infiltration into the Freemason movement. Any info. or comments would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 03:08:40 -0500
    Name:: jim garrison
    E-mail:: prospero@usinternet.com
    Location:: Minneapolis, MN USA
    Lodge:: Braden Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: St. Paul
    Office:: None as yet
    RQFC-topic: General
    Message:: I'm new to Masonry and looking for good, solid information on the rites, work and teachings of this venerable fraternity for personal education and enlightenment purposes.

  7. Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 07:46:52 -0500
    Name:: Jernej Koretih
    E-mail:: jernej.koretic@kiss.uni-lj.si
    Location:: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    RQFC-topic: Impact of freemasonry on economy (if any)
    Message:: Hello! I4m student at Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and I4m working on a paper concerning the involvement of Freemasons in the economy thru the centuries. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks..

  8. Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 03:05:09 -0500
    Name:: Yani Yorgiyadis
    E-mail:: arisy@superonline.com
    Location:: Istanbul - Turkey
    Lodge:: Dostlar (Friendship Lodge)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Istanbul - Turkey
    RQFC-topic: Secret Master Degree
    Message:: I have to prepare a lecture on symbol Torch, the meaning of Duty and about the sentence The reality of the universe is written in the book of Nature. As Masonic publications are very rare in our country I need help from my Brothers.Thanks in advance to all of you.

  9. Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 17:26:29 -0500
    Name:: Ezra Li Eismont
    Location:: Oakland California U.S.A.
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I am a non-mason interested in masonic topics of interest. My area of specialty is sacred geometry/architecture as allegory for spiritual alchemy and transformation. I am interested in conversing with masons and non-masons alike about these topics. Human being as micrcosm, temple as microcosm/model of the universe. I am also very interested in discovering about my fast family history, as I have relatives on my mothers side whom were masons in scotland during the 17 and 1800s. If any one reading this has information about the Drummonds, Lights, or other related families from Scotland I would love to hear from you. Also, any interesting historical information about Ratheny castle outside of Dublin, as this was apparently owned by the family a long time ago. I am unfortunately not online, so correspondence is limited to mail, but I will write back, and am always happy to share my knowledge with others. My mailing address is 4401 San Leandro St. #39 Oaklan! d Ca 94601. Peace and may the light be with you always.

  10. Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 12:24:54 -0500
    Name:: Diego Fernandes Dourado
    E-mail:: diego@whiteduck.com.br
    Location:: Pato Branco, Parana, Brasil
    Lodge:: Normando Jusi
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pato Branco
    RQFC-topic: 33:
    Message:: Im very happy to found you! G... A... D... U... b.'. us! From Br.'. diego! h.'. s.'. U.'.

  11. Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 03:55:17 -0500
    Name:: Cameron Oxberry
    E-mail:: oxberry@dickinson.edu
    Location:: Carlisle, PA USA
    RQFC-topic: Masons of Mexico
    Message:: Dear Sir, I am taking a Latin America studies class in college. I have a 10 page paper on the foundation of Mason Lodges in Mexico. I have found very little information and the deadline is near. Could you please give me any type of information or direction to try. Your cooperation is extremely appreciated. Sincerely, Cameron Oxberry

  12. Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 01:45:40 -0500
    Name:: ki-hwan, kim
    E-mail:: infocity@infocity.co.kr
    Location:: South Korea
    RQFC-topic: How to join
    Message:: Hello. I'm Korean. I want to know that there is a mason in South Korea. Please tell me how to contact him. Because i'm so interested in becoming a mason. And would you tell me the way of becoming a mason? Good bye.

  13. Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 00:36:43 -0400
    Name:: Ed Rodgers
    E-mail:: chefed@sk.sympatico.ca
    Location:: Saskatoon,SK; Canada
    Lodge:: Elstow,#147
    Lodge Loc'n:: Saskatoon
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: PromiseKeepers
    Message:: Anyone having general info on this organization, please forward it. I would like to hear some UNBIASED Masonic opinions on them.

  14. Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 15:46:57 -0400
    Name:: James Rogers
    E-mail:: Catt@cruzio.com
    Location:: Santa Cruz, Ca.
    RQFC-topic: the influence of Masonry on our Founding Fathers
    Message:: In my U.S. history class at Cabrillo College I feel that the ties our Founding Fathers had through The Masonic Order are being overlooked. So for my research paper (due April 20) I thought it would be an intresting subject to focus on. Any help would be great, esspecially recomended books.

  15. Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 17:58:35 -0400
    Name:: PERE CAT PEREZ DEL CORRAL
    E-mail:: cat@sub4.com
    Location:: GIRONA, SPAIN
    RQFC-topic: freemasonry as an ethical way of life
    Message:: My uncle is a mason, and I've learned so much from him. I'm very interested in freemasonry, but I'm not decided to be a mason yet. I'm still searching some answers which may not be found out of a lodge. If some freemason wants to write to my e-mail adress to explain something else about ethics and personal conduct in life, I'll be very pleased. Thank you.

  16. Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 17:38:42 -0400
    Name:: Pedro Castro
    E-mail:: pvc@mail.telepac.pt
    Location:: 2765 ESTORIL - PORTUGAL
    RQFC-topic: 1st Duke of Wellington as a Freemason
    Message:: I am looking for sources (books, newspapers other documents) referring the role Wellington played as a freemason and his links to Rosacrucian organizations

  17. Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 18:09:25 -0400
    Name:: Cathy Garrett
    E-mail:: magarr@bellsouth.net
    Location:: Brandon, MS USA
    RQFC-topic: Genealogy
    Message:: Both of my grandfathers and two of my gr grfathers were Masons as indicated by the symbols on their tombstones. Their funerals were attended by men in white aprons. And all of them were known by their initials instead of their names? Are these Masonic traditions and if so what is the meaning of them? I've also hit a brick wall in tracing their roots because they had very common surnames. Is there any help available thru your organisation? Thanks for making this resource availabe. This Web Page is very enlightning. C Garrett

  18. Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 02:09:40 -0400
    Name:: herbert schilke
    E-mail:: herbert.schilke@snet.net
    Location:: waterbury,ct usa
    Lodge:: grand chapter r.a.ms.conn.
    Lodge Loc'n:: ct
    Office:: most excellent grand high priest
    RQFC-topic: info.on r.a.ms recrutement

  19. Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 13:35:48 -0400
    Name:: Kay
    E-mail:: Lolita500@aol.com
    Location:: Florida
    RQFC-topic: Egyptian history & masonic origins
    Message:: We recently started reading Richard Noone's book, "5/5/2000." It discusses the original uses of the pyramids & the role of the freemasons throughout ancient history. My grandfather is a 33rd degree mason, but because of an interesting family situation, it is akward for me to discuss it with him. I am interested in knowing several things: is this book valid? what are the origins of freemasons? how are they related to the design and building of the pyramids & what were the pyramids originally designed for? Perhaps this all sounds a bit off -- but this book has posed some very interesting questions for us & we are having a difficult time finding out more about it. Any info would be very helpful to us on our quest for more knowledge. Thanks!

  20. Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:39:14 -0400
    Name:: Steinar Vardheim
    E-mail:: vatech@online.no
    Location:: Oslo, Norway
    Lodge:: The Roses
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oslo, Norway
    RQFC-topic: The origin of freemasonry
    Message:: I have recently read several boks on the topics freemasons, templars, priory of Sion etc. The most recent book was the Templar Revelation, published in 1997. Reading these books certainly makes you wonder about the real origin of freemasons, and how far back in history freemasons or related orders have been in existence. If anybody would like to shares views with me, or if anybody har any thoughts on this subject, I wouldn`t mind hearing from you.

  21. Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 20:32:54 -0400
    Name:: Nikki Borem
    E-mail:: nikkimb@msn.com
    Location:: Danville,Ca
    RQFC-topic: handshakes or gripes
    Message:: I was a Job's Daughter and am one of the last U.S. Lassen"s related to Peter Lassen. I have a Mormon friend that is questioning his religion because of "gripes or handshakes" that he feels might have been borrowed from the Masonic Lodge and used in the Mormon temples. Can anyone help me explore Joseph Smith's affiliation with the Masons. I understand his brother was a Mason and Joseph Smith either joined or wanted to join. Thanks for your help.

  22. Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 17:17:43 -0400
    Name:: Peter Kemp
    E-mail:: kempq@bigfoot.com
    Location:: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Lodge:: Scotia #263, UGL of Queensland
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kedron, Brisbane, Australia
    Office:: IPM (until 10/98) and Secretary until ????
    RQFC-topic: Morgan Affair of 1826,New York, USA
    Message:: I'm also a member (Inner Guard) of Barron Barnett Lodge of Research #146, UGL of Queensland, and am interested in all topics of Masonic research.

  23. Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 23:12:39 -0400
    Name:: George Green
    E-mail:: georgegreen@wow.com
    Location:: Donna Texas USA
    Lodge:: Donna Lodge 1136
    Lodge Loc'n:: Donna Texas
    Office:: secertary
    RQFC-topic: early masons texas/ mexico border

  24. Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 08:42:33 -0400
    Name:: BROTHER RICK CHILDS
    E-mail:: rac@brunnet.net
    Location:: SAINT JOHN , NEW BRUNSWICK , CANADA
    Lodge:: NEW BRUNSWICK LODGE # 22
    Lodge Loc'n:: SAINT JOHN
    RQFC-topic: FAMILY HISTORY OF FAMILY IN COVENTRY AREA ENGLAND!
    Message:: MY GRAAND FATHER EMIGRATED AROUND 1900 TO CANADA HIS FAMILY AND FATHER OPERATED A BAKERY OUTSIDE OF COVENTRY IN A PLACE CALLED BREWOOD THE FAMILY NAME WAS THEN CHILD I WOULF APPRECIATE ANY IN FORMATION OR TALK TO ANY OF THE BROTHERS FROM THAT AREA FRATERNALLY YOURS FROM THE EAST BRO. RICK CHILDS

  25. Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 17:12:14 -0400
    Name:: Ali Peter
    E-mail:: ezzahir@pangea.ca
    Location:: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Lodge:: Ancient Landmark
    Lodge Loc'n:: Winnipeg
    Office:: Master Mason
    RQFC-topic: The Hidden Secets of Masonry
    Message:: http://www.pangea.ca/~ezzahir

  26. Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 09:42:33 -0400
    Name:: Piotr Iwanicki
    E-mail:: yvaahn@hetman.loiv.torun.pl
    Location:: 87-100 Toru q, Poland
    RQFC-topic: junior lodges
    Message:: I would like to get some info abot creating a lodge for young people. Are there organizations like this?

  27. Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 20:39:20 -0400
    Name:: Frank E. Rich
    E-mail:: ferich@secondharvest.org
    Location:: Hebron, CT, USA
    Lodge:: Wooster #10
    Lodge Loc'n:: Colchester, CT
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: short paper (1250 words) for school, topic - "Freemasonry is not a religion"
    Message:: Still trying to figure out who I loaned my copy of Gary Leaser's book to. Can't even remember to title.

  28. Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 06:46:28 -0400
    Name:: JAYJAY7818
    E-mail:: JAYJAY7818@AOL.COM
    Location:: BROOKLY ,NY
    Lodge:: BROTHERHOOD 133-A
    Lodge Loc'n:: BROOKLYN,NY
    Office:: BMT
    RQFC-topic: ADVANCEMENT
    Message:: CAN A MASON ADVANCE TO THE CONSISTORY AFTER BEING IN THE ROSE CROIX FOR 3 MONTHS?

  29. Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 16:40:07 -0400
    Name:: Richard E. McClelland
    E-mail:: rmcclell@kings.k12.ca.us
    Location:: Lemoore, California, USA
    Lodge:: Welcome Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lemoore, CA
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Family
    Message:: Need to compare and contrast Masonic vs. non-Masonic ideals and the way of life. Why is belonging to the Masonic family such a great way of life.

  30. Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:33:07 -0400
    Name:: Jorge M. Kuri
    E-mail:: tazmania@mail.internet.com.mx
    Location:: Mexico City
    Lodge:: Josi Martm 91
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico city
    RQFC-topic: E-Mail and essays sharing
    Message:: Hi! I would like to share my work and enlighten myself with the work of other beothers around the globe If you are interested contact me at Tazmania@mail.internet.com.mx Thx.

  31. Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 12:38:08 -0400
    Name:: Danny L. Fowler
    E-mail:: dfowler@hic.net
    Location:: Houston, Texas 77099 (U.S.A.)
    RQFC-topic: Desire to join a lodge in Houston.
    Message:: I would like VERY much to become a member of a local lodge. I am a "born again" Christian, and would like to associate myself with other men of the highest moral standards. I believe this could be done through association with the Masons. Thank You For Your Time.

  32. Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:47:54 -0400
    Name:: J W SHERRIFF
    Location:: WASHINGTON TYNE & WEAR
    Lodge:: SALTWELL 3000
    Lodge Loc'n:: GATESHEAD
    RQFC-topic: GENERAL

  33. Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 07:06:12 -0400
    Name:: Walter H. Turner
    E-mail:: waltert2@mail.idt.net
    Location:: ba.timore, md .usa
    Lodge:: Samuel J. Ennis Lodge # 106 M.W.P.H.G.L. of Md.
    Lodge Loc'n:: 1307 Etaw Place, Balto.Md. 21217
    Office:: Director of Lodges of Instruction
    RQFC-topic: English Translation of Mottos for 32nd & 33rd degree
    Message:: As the person responsible for instructions of the membership in my Jurisdiction, the question is often raised as to the English transalation of the motto on the Baner for these degrees, Iwould appreciate it, if you would point me in the direction to research and find the answers. thank you

  34. Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 09:50:51 -0400
    Name:: Barbara den Daas
    E-mail:: bdd@wxs.nl
    Lodge:: Ken Uzelven #771
    RQFC-topic: the number five
    Message:: On October 20th last year I became a fellowcraftsman (woman) and I am now researching the number five, on which I am writing an essay. I am looking for people who can help me with my research. What does this number indicate and why is it conncected to this degree?

  35. Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 17:29:27 -0400
    Name:: Sue Campbell
    E-mail:: yct66@dial.pipex.com
    Location:: Lanarkshire; Scotland
    RQFC-topic: Roots of Freemasonary in Scotland
    Message:: My father was a master mason, and my interest has grown since reading books by Micheal Baigent and Richard Leigh on how Knights Templar fled to Scotland and put down the roots of freemasonary in Argyll. Does anyone know of any other research done in this area, and perhaps name other sources to look at. Thanks.

  36. Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:22:42 -0400
    Name:: Oscar Iqigo Genera
    E-mail:: oinigo@ibm.net
    Location:: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mixico
    Lodge:: R.: L.: S.: Coahuila de Zaragoza 13-26
    Lodge Loc'n:: Or.: de Saltillo
    Office:: Bravo N. 325
    RQFC-topic: Templairs where they are?
    Message:: Saludos QQ.: HH.:

  37. Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 21:05:49 -0400
    Name:: Heather F.
    E-mail:: hrfrie@infi.net
    Location:: Newport News, VA, USA
    RQFC-topic: Life Magazine article
    Message:: Looking for information concerning a Life Magazine article that highlighted the history of Free Masonry. Thank you.

  38. Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 04:38:51 -0400
    Name:: Keith Phipps
    E-mail:: sculjock@hare.net.au
    Location:: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lodge:: Tranmere
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sydney
    Office:: P.M.
    RQFC-topic: History of "firing"
    Message:: I am interested in understanding the practice of "firing" when drinking in affirmation of a toast. From whence did the practice arise? How did the brethren actually carry out the "firing" of the toast? What different forms of charge did they use?

  39. Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 04:56:22 -0400
    Name:: Erik Seifon
    E-mail:: seifon@image.dk
    Location:: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Lodge:: Hafnia
    Lodge Loc'n:: Copenhagen, Denmark
    RQFC-topic: The different masonic rituals and systems
    Message:: My dear brethren, As also a member af the Dansih research lodge "Friderich M|nter", I am seekning contakt to other research lodges, consering differnet rites and systems. Greetings Erik Seifon

  40. Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 17:44:08 -0400
    Name:: James Grant Fitzsimmons
    E-mail:: jfitzsy@ibm.net
    Location:: Chenango Forks, New York 13746 USA
    RQFC-topic: Would like to get a jump on 1st book material.
    Message:: I am going for my 1st degree June 9th 1998.

  41. Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 04:19:34 -0400
    Name:: Jim Greenfield
    E-mail:: jamesg.picknowl.com.au
    Location:: adelaide, South Australia Australia
    Lodge:: Torrens Park No112
    Lodge Loc'n:: Adelaide
    RQFC-topic: Marriners Degree

  42. Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 10:52:51 -0400
    Name:: Robert Hason
    E-mail:: rafael@internet-zahav.net
    Location:: Tel Aviv-Israel
    Lodge:: Nur
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tel Aviv
    RQFC-topic: Free Masonery and politics

  43. Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 11:21:23 -0400
    Name:: joao francisco guimaraes
    E-mail:: jfran@df.sol.com.br
    Location:: Brasilia DF Brasil
    Lodge:: Loja Simb.: Aguia do Planalto, no. 1767
    Lodge Loc'n:: (Grande Oriente do Brasil) Brasilia, DF
    Office:: Av W5 Sul - Q. 913 - Mod. 60/61
    RQFC-topic: Santa Veheme or Veheme Tribunal
    Message:: I am looking for Santa Veheme - a exception masonic court with roots (aprox.) in 500 a 700 a.C.

  44. Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 01:20:31 -0400
    Name:: Christine
    E-mail:: TCJBlueEye@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: CRESSONA MASONIC LODGE #426 (Pennsylvania)
    Message:: Hello I was hoping that someone can help me out. I have come to a dead end with trying to gather information on an ancestor of mine that was a Mason. My GG Grandfather, Albert J. Reed (b. Oct. 7, 1845 - d. May 12, 1923) was a Post Master of Cressona Masonic Lodge, No. 426, F. & A.M. of Cressona, PA and of Washington Chapter, No. 381, P.O.S. of A., of Lebanon, PA. Can anyone provide me with information on my GG Grandfather and on these lodges. I can't seem to find anything on them and cannot physically get to Pennsylvania to do the research in person. No one seems to have any information on these lodges and knows nothing about them. Thank you for your help, Christine Thank you so much in advance, Christine

  45. Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 18:44:49 -0400
    Name:: RAlph Head
    E-mail:: head81@aol.com
    Location:: Santa Barbara CA USA
    Lodge:: Metropolitan Lodge No. 352
    Lodge Loc'n:: Downey CA
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: One Day Classes
    Message:: Are one day classes effective in increasing membership?

  46. Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 02:38:24 -0400
    Name:: Ian Coppell
    E-mail:: coppelli@ismanila.portalinc.com
    Location:: Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Lodge:: Lodge Dalhousie G.L.I. #10
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mussoorie, India
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Dalhousie G.L.I. #10
    Message:: I have a deep personal interest in Lodge Dalhousie, even though I have moved away from Mussoorie. I would like to hear from anyone with memories of the Lodge, and anyone with information I may include in an update of the Lodge's history.

  47. Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:40:06 -0400
    Name:: David G. Walters
    E-mail:: dwalters@tso.cin.ix.net
    Location:: Cincinnati OH USA
    RQFC-topic: George Sutcliffe, English Theosophist
    Message:: I am looking for the address of the Co-Masonic Order in London (preferably email), as well as the name of someone I can contact. I have been trying to locate the papers of an English Theosophist, George Sutcliffe (1859-1933), and a letter which I obtained recently in a very roundabout way indicates that a Mrs. Elsie Edwards, who was deceased as of 1981, had received them. As of As of 1981, her son (first name unknown) had been a member of this Order, but apparently had resigned. Thank you Dave Walters

  48. Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 23:17:40 -0400
    Name:: Shirley Watkins
    E-mail:: swatkins@inreach.com
    Location:: San Pedro, CA 90732
    RQFC-topic: Tracing Ancestry
    Message:: I'm tracing my ancestry and need your help My great-grandfather was a Mason in Custer County Nebraska from the early 1900's until his death about 1928. I'd like to find out where he was born and his parents names. Any other info would be apprecia- ted. His name was: John Tempel Cranmore Wykoff Thanks, Shirley Watkins

  49. Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 12:40:53 -0400
    Name:: doneane beckcom rutherford
    E-mail:: doneane_beckcom@txed.uscourts.com
    Location:: beaumont, texas, USA
    Lodge:: (husband) Vidor 1420
    Lodge Loc'n:: Vidor, Texas
    RQFC-topic: grandparents' affiliation with Masons and Eastern Star -- interested to find anyone who may have known them, one or both
    Message:: We are new to the Masons -- my husband received his 3rd Degree Master Mason (I hope that is correct!) a few months ago, and we both were inducted into Eastarn Star this week. Just interested in learning more and to dispell fears/rumors uninformed people around us have about these charitable organizations and their work in the community.

  50. Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 18:55:59 -0400
    Name:: Donna Baysinger Becton
    E-mail:: DBecton@compuserve.com
    Location:: Americus, GA
    RQFC-topic: Charles Edward Baysinger acquaintances
    Message:: My father was Charles Edward Baysinger. He was a member of the Central Park Lodge in Birmingham, Alabama. I am looking for anyone who might have known him. He was a wonderful man. Unfortunately, there are many questions I did not have time to ask. If I understand Masons correctly, he lived by your standards and, even though I was his only child, a girl, he taught me, by example, what I believe the Masons stand for. I would love to hear from anyone who might have known him. Daddy died in October, 1988 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He died with dignity and kept his sense of humor through it all. God bless all of you who are his brothers in the Masons.

  51. Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 21:28:32 -0400
    Name:: Theodore Paul Victor Jr.
    E-mail:: Terynie@swbell.net
    Location:: Port Arthur ,Tx USA
    Lodge:: Gulf Shore #397
    Lodge Loc'n:: Port Arthur,Tx
    Office:: SR.Warden
    RQFC-topic: Study question and answer,lecture notes

  52. Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 08:22:36 -0400
    Name:: Silva, Edwin E.
    E-mail:: edsilva00@hotmail.com
    Location:: Vicenza , ITL..
    RQFC-topic: Prince HALL
    Message:: I'M IN VICENZA ITL TRYING TO FIND INFO ON PRINCE HALL. I HAVE BEEN SENT ON THIS TASK BY ANOTHER FREEMASON. MY LIBRARY HAS NO INFO ON FREEMASONARY AND THE ENCYCLP. DOESN'T COVER THIS TOPIC(PRINCE HALL). SO I HAVE COME ON LINE FOR MY SEARCH. I WOULD BE THANKFUL FOR ANY HELP.

  53. Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 00:24:23 -0400
    Name:: Dennis E. Cox
    E-mail:: coxd1@aol.com
    Location:: Lafayette, Colorado 80026
    RQFC-topic: Membership Research - 1900 in Knox Co., TN
    Message:: Requesting application information for my g-grandfather, John C. Cox, who was a member in Knox Co., TN in 1901 - died while in Harrington, Washington (buried in Harrington Cemetery) working on a farm. Body was not returned home, even though his wife and children were still back in TN... The funeral was handled by the Masons according to the obituary printed in the local paper in Harrington. Thanks

  54. Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 11:42:29 -0400
    Name:: Peter John Crittenden
    E-mail:: crittenp@soc.mil
    Location:: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
    Lodge:: Phoenix Lodge #8 A. F. & A. M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fayetteville NC
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and the military.
    Message:: My name is Peter Crittenden, I am a sergeant in the US Army. I am a master mason and a member of the Fayetteville York Rite Bodies. I am interested in the history of freemasonry and the military, especially anything concerning the travelling lodges of the British military.

  55. Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 23:33:03 -0400
    Name:: KARLYN PETTERSON
    E-mail:: TheBrandog@aol.com
    Location:: Poulsbo WA
    RQFC-topic: FAMILY MASONIC TREE
    Message:: MY GRANDPARENTS ARE LOREN AND JEAN PETTERSON, WHERE BOTH MASONS IN MONTANA AND ELSEWHERE??? I'M CURIOUS OF THEIR INVOVLMENT AND DEGREES. VERNON PETTERSON, MY UNCLE, WAS A MASON FROM N. CALIFORNIA. PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY INFORMATION WITH THESE FULL NAME/LAST NAME: TheBrandog@aol.com

  56. Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 15:38:18 -0400
    Name:: Colin Hoeppner
    E-mail:: Colin_Hoeppner@engr.usask.ca
    Location:: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    RQFC-topic: Cost Optimization of Masonry Rainscreen Walls
    Message:: I am working with a research project at the University of Saskatchewan entitled "Cost Optimization of Masonry Rainscreen Walls". This project will investigate and provide data and observations concerning construction productivity and cost optimization of masonry construction. We will be observing the productivity of masons constructing single wythe walls using 12 different types of concrete and clay bricks/blocks. Please contact me if you have any input or if you want information concerning any aspect of this project.

  57. Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 16:51:24 -0400
    Name:: Chris McMillan
    E-mail:: datraveler@usa.net
    Location:: Germany
    Lodge:: Unity Lodge #92
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bamberg Germany
    RQFC-topic: Publishing a masonic book.
    Message:: I would like information on where can I get a masonic book published.

  58. Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 10:38:34 -0400
    Name:: Mark Bird
    E-mail:: classica@clara.net
    Location:: London
    Lodge:: Raynes Park 4377
    Lodge Loc'n:: Surbiton Sy
    Office:: D.C.
    RQFC-topic: All Subjects
    Message:: Annotation to entry 196 in the guest book. I have now changed my e-mail address.

  59. Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 11:10:54 -0400
    Name:: Patricio Molina
    E-mail:: Atonau@hotmail.com
    Location:: Valdivia, Chile - SudAmerica
    Lodge:: "Luz y Trabajo" N032
    Lodge Loc'n:: Valdivia
    Office:: I4m the Expert Master
    RQFC-topic: Secret words in Ancient and acepted Scotish Rith
    Message:: I4ll be very happy if i can help any other broyher, chast call me in english or spanish.

  60. Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 17:59:15 -0400
    Name:: ramona adkins
    E-mail:: r.adkins@mailcity.com
    Location:: Kissimmee,FL, USA
    RQFC-topic: Masons and the Millenium

  61. Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 10:42:49 -0400
    Name:: Thomas Nissen
    E-mail:: chooysamriggs@email.msn.com
    Location:: Loveland, Colorado
    Lodge:: Occidental # 20
    Lodge Loc'n:: Greeley,Colorado
    Office:: Past Master - 1996
    RQFC-topic: The Future; in 21stCentury; membership etc
    Message:: How to increase membership; how to make the fraternity more attractive when competing with tv and everything else in the world; suggestions if possible. Thanks

  62. Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 11:09:37 -0400
    Name:: TOM
    E-mail:: wrench4@hotmail.com
    Location:: budingen, germany
    Lodge:: Oalahoma #148
    Lodge Loc'n:: budingen, germany
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: just found site and leaving for bosnia wanted to get info for when I get back to the states.

  63. Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 17:54:40 -0400
    Name:: Pantelis MORALIS
    E-mail:: pmoralis@yahoo.com
    Location:: Thessaloniki, GREECE
    Lodge:: Alexander The Great #62 of A. & A. S. R.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Thessaloniki
    RQFC-topic: searching for freemasons of the same rite

  64. Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 18:03:29 -0400
    Name:: Kevin N. Mullert
    E-mail:: kmullert@juno.com
    Location:: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Lodge:: Lemon Grove Lodge #736
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lemon Grove, CA
    Office:: Past.JS,SS,Marshal,Board & Temple Mng/Rainbow Past Borad & Dad Ass.#272
    RQFC-topic: Masons in Puerto Rico
    Message:: I am trying to see if Puerto Rico Grand Lodge is on line and how do I seek for same?.

  65. Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 03:29:39 -0400
    Name:: Terry Hughes
    E-mail:: thughes@konections.com
    Location:: Hill Aif Force Base Utah
    Lodge:: Mount Ogden Lodge No. 20
    Lodge Loc'n:: OGDEN, UTAH
    Office:: WORSHIPFUL MASTER
    RQFC-topic: ST. JOHNS DAY HISTORY; PURPOSE OF FESTIVAL/CELEBRATION
    Message:: I have the honorable duty to host our St.Johns day celebration at a local church in the next two weeks. I am looking for a good source of material to adequately convey the meaning, purpose, history etc. of st johns day to read before the congregation

  66. Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:59:41 -0400
    Name:: John Grimes
    E-mail:: lilylynn@midwest.net
    Location:: Benton, Il. USA
    Lodge:: Benton Lodge 64
    Lodge Loc'n:: Benton Il.
    Office:: treasurer
    RQFC-topic: Masonic History

  67. Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:11:45 -0400
    Name:: John Grimes
    E-mail:: lilylynn@midwest.net
    Location:: Benton
    Lodge:: Benton #64
    Lodge Loc'n:: Benton Il. 62812
    Office:: treasurer
    RQFC-topic: fund raising
    Message:: Our lodge needs a new furnace before winter and we could use some tried and true methods of fund raising. Do any of our brothers out there have any ideas?

  68. Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 19:03:10 -0400
    Name:: Carl R. Sherman Sr. P. M.
    E-mail:: callie@icontech.com
    Location:: Scranton Pa. U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Union #291
    Lodge Loc'n:: Scranton Pa.
    Office:: District Masonic Education Chairman
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Education
    Message:: Looking for something different

  69. Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 20:18:45 -0400
    Name:: MAURICE LOVONNE COBB
    E-mail:: CobbM.army@eustis.mil
    Location:: FORT EUSTIS, VIRGINIA
    Lodge:: NEW LIGHT LODGE #242
    Lodge Loc'n:: KILLEEN, TEXAS
    RQFC-topic: INFORMATION ABOUT SYMBOLS IN FIRST THREE DEGREES

  70. Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 23:15:24 -0400
    Name:: Gary Glen Parks
    E-mail:: parks@mailhost2.csusm.edu
    Location:: Del Mar, CA USA
    Lodge:: Blackmer Lodge #442
    Lodge Loc'n:: San Diego, CA
    Office:: PM
    RQFC-topic: Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots
    Message:: I would like to communicate with any Mason who like more information on the Sciots. As an elected officer in the Supreme Pyramid, I welcome all request for further information about our great Masonic order. Gary Parks Supreme Mobib

  71. Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 20:35:01 -0400
    Name:: Peter R. HYMANS
    E-mail:: P.O. Box 328
    Location:: Penryn, CA 95663-0328
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I am doing genealogical research on my family and several ancestors were in the Freemasons. Is there a genealogical information center or does each lodge keep family history information on its members? If so, how does one access this information? I am interested in learning more about the Masonic fraternity. Thank you. Peter Hymans Please email me at "topfuelmph@aol.com" Thank you again, and God bless!

  72. Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 17:01:09 -0400
    Name:: suzan rumrell
    E-mail:: suzfl@aol.com
    Location:: zephyrhills, fl
    RQFC-topic: scholarship information for child of deceased mason
    Message:: i am curious as to the options available to us for scholarship assistance for the child of a deceased mason from tampa, florida. my daughter is currently entering the 10th grade and has made the "b" honor roll. she has her heart set on a career as an attorney and wishes to go to an ivy leaque school, namely yale, and we believe her determination will land here there. unfortunately, there is no way that i (her mother) can afford this tuition. her father, Timothy P. Rumrell was a member of Lodge #184 here in tampa and was a firefighter for hillsborough county for 17 years before passing away in January 1997. yet the county can offer us no help. can you? any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  73. Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 02:16:34 -0400
    Name:: JW JUANITO D. TAN
    E-mail:: dragon@compass.com.ph
    Location:: CALOOCAN CITY PHILIPPINES
    Lodge:: MARCELO H. DEL PILAR LODGE NO. 272
    Lodge Loc'n:: PANDAYAN, MEYCAUAYAN BULACAN
    RQFC-topic: MASONIC EDUCATION
    Message:: BRETHEN, I WOULD LIKE HAVE ACQUAINTANCE WITH FELOW BROTHERS ABROAD

  74. Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 03:31:21 -0400
    Name:: Dimitris Kandilis
    E-mail:: psyche@compulink.gr
    Location:: Volos. Greece
    Lodge:: Rigas Fereos
    Lodge Loc'n:: Grand Lodge of Greece
    RQFC-topic: the historic evolution of freemasonery in Greece and in Balcanic area during the 18 & 19 centuries
    Message:: Morning from Greece With my fraternal triple embrace Bro. Dimitris Kandilis

  75. Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 07:34:19 -0400
    Name:: VICTOR CARDOSO
    E-mail:: elbay@rb.lia.net
    Location:: RICHARDS BAY NATAL SOUTH AFRICA
    Lodge:: G L SA 118
    Lodge Loc'n:: MEERENSEE
    RQFC-topic: MASONRY IN PORTUGAL
    Message:: WOULD LIKE TO CORRESPOND WITH BROTHERS FROM PORTUGAL OR ANY OTHER CONTRIES

  76. Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:34:24 -0400
    Name:: Luis Conceigco
    E-mail:: mop84054@mail.telepac.pt
    Location:: Lisbon, Portugal (Europe)
    Lodge:: Resp... L... Convergjncia
    Lodge Loc'n:: Grande Oriente Lusitano, Lisboa
    Office:: Rua do Grimio Lusitano, 25, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal, Tel. 351-1-3424506
    RQFC-topic: Freee-Masonry on the REEA and Architecture
    Message:: I am presently the Grand Chancelier of the Grande Oriente Lusitano (Portugal), therefore I am available for all kinds of questions concerning my Obedience, in official terms. Apart from that, I am an Architect and an University Professor in Architecture. I'd be very glad to comunicate with such related people. Please call my e-mail

  77. Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 23:05:03 -0400
    Name:: christopher j gwynne
    E-mail:: cgwynne@hotmail.com
    Location:: gold bar wa usa
    Lodge:: sultan
    Lodge Loc'n:: sultan wa
    Office:: n/a
    RQFC-topic: templars
    Message:: i would like to know more about it

  78. Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 00:31:20 -0400
    Name:: Fabio de Masada
    E-mail:: facampos@domain.com.br
    Location:: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    RQFC-topic: Masons in Spain
    Message:: If any of you have information about masons in Toledo, Spain, send it to me. IT'S URGENT! May the sephiroths be with you!

  79. Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:09:30 -0400
    Name:: BOATRIGHT HAROLD K.
    E-mail:: HBoat965@AOL.COM
    Location:: GRAND PRAIRIE TEXAS USA
    Lodge:: JOHN C PELT 1321
    Lodge Loc'n:: DUNCANVILLE TEXAS USA
    RQFC-topic: COIL COLLECTING. GRAND LODGE COINS OF TEXAS AND OTHER STATES.
    Message:: IAM NEW INTO MASONRY AND WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN THE YEARLY COINS THAT ARE SET UP BY THE NEW GRAND MASTER, IN TEXAS IM TRYING TO START MY COLLECTION I HAVE OBTAINED 1992 TO PRESENT . THANK YOU

  80. Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 19:31:32 -0400
    Name:: Bill Lindquist
    E-mail:: billl@sprintmail.com
    Location:: New Bern, North Carolina, USA
    Lodge:: Doric Lodge #568
    Lodge Loc'n:: New Bern, NC
    Office:: Senior Steward
    RQFC-topic: Sprig of Acacia
    Message:: 'Have recently learned the funeral rituals here in North Carolina and am trying to understand some of the references... there is something in an older form that says, refering to the sprig of acacia, ".. which once marked the temporary resting place of illustrious dead..." Can anyone elaborate or suggest a source ? Regards billl