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- Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 17:33:22 -0500
Name:: Joseph W. Rodenberg
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,
- 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
- Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:51:04 -0500
Name:: Tim Bradberry
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
- Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:51:04 -0500
Name:: Tim Bradberry
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
- Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 12:11:39 -0500
Name:: Alison Penman
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.
- Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 03:08:40 -0500
Name:: jim garrison
Location:: Minneapolis, MN USA
Lodge:: Braden Lodge
Lodge Loc'n:: St. Paul
Office:: None as yet
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.
- Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 07:46:52 -0500
Name:: Jernej Koretih
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.
- Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 03:05:09 -0500
Name:: Yani Yorgiyadis
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.
- Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 17:26:29 -0500
Name:: Ezra Li Eismont
Location:: Oakland California U.S.A.
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.
- Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 12:24:54 -0500
Name:: Diego Fernandes Dourado
Location:: Pato Branco, Parana, Brasil
Lodge:: Normando Jusi
Lodge Loc'n:: Pato Branco
Message:: Im very happy to found you!
G... A... D... U... b.'. us!
From Br.'. diego!
h.'. s.'. U.'.
- Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 03:55:17 -0500
Name:: Cameron Oxberry
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.
- Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 01:45:40 -0500
Name:: ki-hwan, kim
Location:: South Korea
RQFC-topic: How to join
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?
- Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 00:36:43 -0400
Name:: Ed Rodgers
Location:: Saskatoon,SK; Canada
Lodge Loc'n:: Saskatoon
Office:: Past Master
Message:: Anyone having general info on this organization,
please forward it. I would like to hear some
UNBIASED Masonic opinions on them.
- Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 15:46:57 -0400
Name:: James Rogers
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.
- Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 17:58:35 -0400
Name:: PERE CAT PEREZ DEL CORRAL
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.
- Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 17:38:42 -0400
Name:: Pedro Castro
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
- Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 18:09:25 -0400
Name:: Cathy Garrett
Location:: Brandon, MS USA
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
- Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 02:09:40 -0400
Name:: herbert schilke
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
- Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 13:35:48 -0400
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!
- Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:39:14 -0400
Name:: Steinar Vardheim
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.
- Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 20:32:54 -0400
Name:: Nikki Borem
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.
- Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 17:17:43 -0400
Name:: Peter Kemp
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.
- Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 23:12:39 -0400
Name:: George Green
Location:: Donna Texas USA
Lodge:: Donna Lodge 1136
Lodge Loc'n:: Donna Texas
RQFC-topic: early masons texas/ mexico border
- Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 08:42:33 -0400
Name:: BROTHER RICK CHILDS
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
- Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 17:12:14 -0400
Name:: Ali Peter
Location:: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Lodge:: Ancient Landmark
Lodge Loc'n:: Winnipeg
Office:: Master Mason
RQFC-topic: The Hidden Secets of Masonry
- Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 09:42:33 -0400
Name:: Piotr Iwanicki
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?
- Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 20:39:20 -0400
Name:: Frank E. Rich
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.
- Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 06:46:28 -0400
Location:: BROOKLY ,NY
Lodge:: BROTHERHOOD 133-A
Lodge Loc'n:: BROOKLYN,NY
Message:: CAN A MASON ADVANCE TO THE CONSISTORY AFTER BEING IN THE ROSE CROIX FOR 3 MONTHS?
- Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 16:40:07 -0400
Name:: Richard E. McClelland
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.
- Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:33:07 -0400
Name:: Jorge M. Kuri
Location:: Mexico City
Lodge:: Josi Martm 91
Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico city
RQFC-topic: E-Mail and essays sharing
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
- Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 12:38:08 -0400
Name:: Danny L. Fowler
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.
- Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:47:54 -0400
Name:: J W SHERRIFF
Location:: WASHINGTON TYNE & WEAR
Lodge:: SALTWELL 3000
Lodge Loc'n:: GATESHEAD
- Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 07:06:12 -0400
Name:: Walter H. Turner
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.
- Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 09:50:51 -0400
Name:: Barbara den Daas
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?
- Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 17:29:27 -0400
Name:: Sue Campbell
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.
- Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:22:42 -0400
Name:: Oscar Iqigo Genera
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.:
- Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 21:05:49 -0400
Name:: Heather F.
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.
- Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 04:38:51 -0400
Name:: Keith Phipps
Location:: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Lodge Loc'n:: Sydney
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?
- Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 04:56:22 -0400
Name:: Erik Seifon
Location:: Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
- Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 17:44:08 -0400
Name:: James Grant Fitzsimmons
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.
- Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 04:19:34 -0400
Name:: Jim Greenfield
Location:: adelaide, South Australia Australia
Lodge:: Torrens Park No112
Lodge Loc'n:: Adelaide
RQFC-topic: Marriners Degree
- Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 10:52:51 -0400
Name:: Robert Hason
Location:: Tel Aviv-Israel
Lodge Loc'n:: Tel Aviv
RQFC-topic: Free Masonery and politics
- Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 11:21:23 -0400
Name:: joao francisco guimaraes
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.
- Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 01:20:31 -0400
RQFC-topic: CRESSONA MASONIC LODGE #426 (Pennsylvania)
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
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
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,
Thank you so much in advance,
- Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 18:44:49 -0400
Name:: RAlph Head
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?
- Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 02:38:24 -0400
Name:: Ian Coppell
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.
- Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:40:06 -0400
Name:: David G. Walters
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
- Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 23:17:40 -0400
Name:: Shirley Watkins
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
- Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 12:40:53 -0400
Name:: doneane beckcom rutherford
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.
- Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 18:55:59 -0400
Name:: Donna Baysinger Becton
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.
- Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 21:28:32 -0400
Name:: Theodore Paul Victor Jr.
Location:: Port Arthur ,Tx USA
Lodge:: Gulf Shore #397
Lodge Loc'n:: Port Arthur,Tx
RQFC-topic: Study question and answer,lecture notes
- Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 08:22:36 -0400
Name:: Silva, Edwin E.
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.
- Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 00:24:23 -0400
Name:: Dennis E. Cox
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.
- Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 11:42:29 -0400
Name:: Peter John Crittenden
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.
- Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 23:33:03 -0400
Name:: KARLYN PETTERSON
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
- Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 15:38:18 -0400
Name:: Colin Hoeppner
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.
- Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 16:51:24 -0400
Name:: Chris McMillan
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.
- Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 10:38:34 -0400
Name:: Mark Bird
Lodge:: Raynes Park 4377
Lodge Loc'n:: Surbiton Sy
RQFC-topic: All Subjects
Message:: Annotation to entry 196 in the guest book. I have now changed my e-mail address.
- Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 11:10:54 -0400
Name:: Patricio Molina
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.
- Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 17:59:15 -0400
Name:: ramona adkins
Location:: Kissimmee,FL, USA
RQFC-topic: Masons and the Millenium
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 10:42:49 -0400
Name:: Thomas Nissen
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
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 11:09:37 -0400
Location:: budingen, germany
Lodge:: Oalahoma #148
Lodge Loc'n:: budingen, germany
Message:: just found site and leaving for bosnia wanted to get info for when I get back to the states.
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 17:54:40 -0400
Name:: Pantelis MORALIS
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
- Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 18:03:29 -0400
Name:: Kevin N. Mullert
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?.
- Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 03:29:39 -0400
Name:: Terry Hughes
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
- Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:59:41 -0400
Name:: John Grimes
Location:: Benton, Il. USA
Lodge:: Benton Lodge 64
Lodge Loc'n:: Benton Il.
RQFC-topic: Masonic History
- Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:11:45 -0400
Name:: John Grimes
Lodge:: Benton #64
Lodge Loc'n:: Benton Il. 62812
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?
- Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 19:03:10 -0400
Name:: Carl R. Sherman Sr. P. M.
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
- Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 20:18:45 -0400
Name:: MAURICE LOVONNE COBB
Location:: FORT EUSTIS, VIRGINIA
Lodge:: NEW LIGHT LODGE #242
Lodge Loc'n:: KILLEEN, TEXAS
RQFC-topic: INFORMATION ABOUT SYMBOLS IN FIRST THREE DEGREES
- Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 23:15:24 -0400
Name:: Gary Glen Parks
Location:: Del Mar, CA USA
Lodge:: Blackmer Lodge #442
Lodge Loc'n:: San Diego, CA
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
- Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 20:35:01 -0400
Name:: Peter R. HYMANS
E-mail:: P.O. Box 328
Location:: Penryn, CA 95663-0328
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.
Please email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Thank you again, and God bless!
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 17:01:09 -0400
Name:: suzan rumrell
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.
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 02:16:34 -0400
Name:: JW JUANITO D. TAN
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
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 03:31:21 -0400
Name:: Dimitris Kandilis
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
- Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 07:34:19 -0400
Name:: VICTOR CARDOSO
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
- Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:34:24 -0400
Name:: Luis Conceigco
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
- Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 23:05:03 -0400
Name:: christopher j gwynne
Location:: gold bar wa usa
Lodge Loc'n:: sultan wa
Message:: i would like to know more about it
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 00:31:20 -0400
Name:: Fabio de Masada
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!
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:09:30 -0400
Name:: BOATRIGHT HAROLD K.
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
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 19:31:32 -0400
Name:: Bill Lindquist
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 ?