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- Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 07:40:07 -0400
Name:: Mihai Popescu
Lodge:: Les Sages d'Heliopolis
Lodge Loc'n:: Bucharest
RQFC-topic: The future of Masonry
- Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 16:08:52 -0400
Name:: Bro Gordon Hannan
Location:: Bordon, Hampshire, England
Lodge:: No 225, Forfar and Kincardine
Lodge Loc'n:: Scotland, Great Britain
RQFC-topic: Craft Masonry, Mark Degree
Message:: I am to sit my Mark Degree in Scotland soon and I am
interested in any history or information any Bro may have on the
subject. Other than that anything about Freemasonry.
- Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 18:39:40 -0400
Name:: Gustavo Campos
Location:: La Paz - Bolivia
Lodge:: Rito de York of Bolivia
Lodge Loc'n:: La Paz - Santa Cruz & Others
RQFC-topic: The origins of Freemasonry
Message:: Triple abrazo fraternal para mis hermanos.
- Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:23:27 -0400
Name:: FRANCISCO JOSE CARTAGENA MUTIS
Lodge:: PROPAGADORES DE LA LUZ No 1
Lodge Loc'n:: BOGOTA,COLOMBIA
RQFC-topic: RELATION WITH TEMPLARS
- Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 09:57:25 -0400
Name:: Adco Anttnio Pereira do Lago
Location:: Cianorte, Parana, Brazil
Lodge:: Tiradentes VIII (A local Brazilian Hero)
Lodge Loc'n:: Cianorte, Parana, Brazil
Office:: Guarda Externo (Temple Guard)
RQFC-topic: MASONS AROUND THE WORLD
Message:: Hi my brothers in the world.
I am a new Master Mason and I like know a FreeMasons
in all around the world.
Sorry, but I don't speak english very well.
I have intresting in Simbols and History of Masonry.
Write for me. Please.
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 20:35:49 -0400
Name:: Lela Samargis
Location:: Stilwell, Oklahoma U.S.A.
RQFC-topic: Masonic History and belief system
Message:: I am looking for information on the history and belief systems of freemasonry. I can't believe I found this website. I have a talk to do, on this subject, it is a requirement in the seminary I am enrolled in and I would appreciate any help and information that anyone would care to share. Thank you, Lela Samargis
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 20:46:47 -0400
Name:: Troy Karki
Location:: Seattle, WA (King)
Message:: I'm interested to learn more about a man named Albert Pike, and the use of Symbols.
- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 10:42:22 -0400
Name:: Harold Moore
Location:: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
RQFC-topic: Role of Masons in Civil War (see below for details)
Message:: Judy Baugh of Austin, Texas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and I (email@example.com) are researching the
history of Benjamin Franklin Ficklin, a Virginian
and VMI graduate (Class of 1849) from Charlottes-
ville, who was a veteran of the Mexican War and
one of the founders of the Confederate Secret
Service. He was buried in a Masonic ceremony in
Charlottesville in 1871. We believe that the
Masonic Order played an important role in the
life of Mr. Ficklin and would like to know where
and how we can find out more details about his
membership and activities in the order.
- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 17:52:49 -0400
Name:: John WALKER
Location:: WHITE STONE VA
RQFC-topic: MASONIC MARKS/SIGNATURES BEFORE 1700
Message:: I am looking for information on the following:
A Viennese architect Franz Rziha recorded 9000 mason marks and explains
or printed 1000 in a book STUDIEN UBER STEINMETZ - ZEICHEN .
MARKS were for following lodges ;STRASSBURG , COLOGNE , VIENNA and
BERN,LATER PRAGUE .
Any help would be appreciated as I am attempting to define an
architect/master mason through the design motif of his architecture.
- Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 15:20:54 -0400
Name:: Andreas Maa_en
Location:: Wiesbaden, Deutschland
RQFC-topic: Prieure de Sion ?
Message:: Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
ich schreibe an einer historischen Abhandlung, die entfernt auch die
Entstehung verschiedener Geheimgesellschaften anschneidet.
Meine Frage an Sie ist nun:
Besteht eine Verbindung der Freimaurer zu einer franzvsischen
Gesellschaft namens "Prieure de Sion" und wenn ja, welcher Art ist sie ?
Ich w|rde mich freuen, wenn Sie meine Anfrage an ein in Frage kommendes
Mitglied Ihrer Loge weiterleiten kvnnten.
Hoffe auf Antwort !
Mit freundlichen Gr|_en
Wallauer Stra_e 11
- Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 18:27:27 -0400
Name:: Peter Kemp
Location:: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Lodge:: Scotia #263 U.G.L. of Queensland
Lodge Loc'n:: Kedron, Brisbane
Office:: I.P.M. and Secretary
RQFC-topic: Morgan Affair of 1826, New York
Message:: Searching for 'Freemasonry Exposed and Explained' by
William Morgan, 1882 reprint. Please advise cost of book and postage
($US) to a Missouri USA address. Also any photo of supposed monument to
Morgan in cemetery in Batavia, N.Y.
- Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 18:53:14 -0400
Name:: Jay Cole Simser
Location:: Ames, Iowa USA
Lodge:: Arcadia Lodge #249
Lodge Loc'n:: Ames, Iowa
Office:: Past Master
Message:: A Brother asked me to find out information about the SCIOTS. I know they are a fraternal order but know little else. If you have information please e-mail me. Thanks
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 16:29:15 -0400
Name:: Fr. RSG
Location:: Reno, NV., 89502 USA
RQFC-topic: "The Original Connection Between Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry"
Message:: I am looking for sources which trace the connection back to the ancient "Mystery Schools" of Egypt.
- Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 22:19:09 -0400
Name:: Ian Goldsmith
Location:: Adelaide South Australia. Australia 5048
Lodge:: Lewis Lodge of Brighton
Lodge Loc'n:: Brighton South Australia
Office:: tyler (Past Master 1995)
RQFC-topic: King Solomons Temple
Message:: Would appreciate any pointers as to where I could research this information.
- Date: Sat, 22 Aug 1998 12:20:32 -0400
Name:: George R. Seath
Location:: Union city Pa. Erie co.
Lodge:: Eureka #366
Lodge Loc'n:: Union city Pa.
RQFC-topic: finding records of past mason
Message:: Trying to find out how to find records of past member of Ark #33 lodge F&AM Geneva Ny. He is trying to be reinstated. Lodge may have gone dark. Would like some help from you bro. out there
- Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 13:50:38 -0400
Name:: Dennis Mitchell
Location:: Los Altos,Calif. USA
Lodge:: Loop Lodge F&AM
Lodge Loc'n:: Mobile, Alabama
Office:: Past Master
RQFC-topic: Is masonry slowly dying?
Message:: Interested in masonic antedotes.
- Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 15:56:14 -0400
Name:: Jacques Ponzio
Location:: Marseille, France
RQFC-topic: Jazz and Freemasonry
Message:: I'm currently researching about jazzmen and
freemasonry. Although i'm not mason, i have no preconceptions
towards/against . I've been told that most black jazzmen were at "prince
hall lodge". i already have a tiny track but someone could help? thanks
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 14:00:14 -0400
Name:: Robert Powlus
Location:: Burlington, Vermont
Lodge:: Washington #3
Lodge Loc'n:: Williston, Vermont
Office:: PM, Grand Historian, Grand Lodge of VT
RQFC-topic: Saints John. How they came to be our patron saints.?. Why we didicate our lodges to them?
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 02:42:34 -0400
Name:: Frank J. Francis
Location:: Alexandria, LA 71309 USA
Lodge:: Acme Lodge # 43
Lodge Loc'n:: Alexandria, LA
Office:: Recording Secretary
RQFC-topic: Americanism Day
Message:: I would like any and all information of Americanism Day. If there is anyone that can help me please do. Thank you very much.
- Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 12:54:08 -0400
Name:: Doug Messimer
Location:: Richmond, Virginia USA
Lodge:: Tuckahoe #347 A.F.& A.M.
Lodge Loc'n:: Richmond, Virginia
Office:: Past Master (1981) & Assistant Secretary
RQFC-topic: Masonic Memorial Services
Message:: Would like to get copies of memorial services that have been written by other brethren for use when closing the Lodge of Sorrow each year. I wrote one that we have used in my lodge since 1981, and I have modified it several times since, even adding music. Would like to see what else is out there. The service in the manual of ceremonies is nice, but has not been changed or updated in many, many, decades. I would be happy to exchange copies by snail mail. Fraternal greetings !
- Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 08:02:59 -0400
Name:: Drs. U.R. Quast, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Location:: DORDRECHT, Holland
Lodge:: La Flamboyante # 37
Lodge Loc'n:: Munt 9, 3311XD, DORDRECHT, Holland
RQFC-topic: Masonic Philately
Message:: I have been a member of the Craft for the last 25 years.
I,m also a corr. memb. of the Quatur Coronati Lodge # 2074, of the Bouwhut " Orde en Vlijt" and of a masonic phil. study organisation "De Getande Rand".
- Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 13:10:39 -0400
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 05:44:57 -0400
Name:: Bro.John H.Flynn
Location:: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Lodge:: Yeronga No246, Coorparoo No80
Lodge Loc'n:: Brisbane
Office:: No246 Junior Warden, No80 Chaplin, United Grand Lodge of Queensland
RQFC-topic: Masonic Education & Freemasonry on the internet
Message:: Work as Liberians Aide, Grand Lodge Library of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland. Compiling a Data Base of Masonic Education programs worldwide, And Masonic & Anti-Masonic sites on the internet. This included reguler, irregular, co-masonic or whatever. Need name, address, URL and brief comments. Will be included in a computerised database. Also name of Masonic Research Lodges or Organisations, who publish, any language. Masonic magazines on the net.
- Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 02:23:15 -0400
Name:: jason stout
Location:: currently stationed in korea
RQFC-topic: lodge songs,famous masons
Message:: i am trying to become a member. spc.quezaire who is the prince hall mason I consult on the matter advised I should learn some on these topics because it will help me in fulfilling my quest to become a brother in the lodge.
- Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 17:04:14 -0400
Name:: Richard Silpe
Location:: Worcester, MA
Lodge Loc'n:: Worcester, MA
RQFC-topic: Opening & Closing prayers
Message:: I would greatly like to use a different opening and closing prayer at each lodge meeting.
Please send me some.
- Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 11:21:52 -0400
Name:: Elliot J Matyas
Location:: West Chester, Pa. United States
RQFC-topic: History of and influence of Masonry
Message:: I am doing research for a college history course, and to satisfy my own curiosities. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 03:27:11 -0400
Location:: Hannover, Germany
Lodge:: Zum Schwarzen Baer (Black Bear)
Lodge Loc'n:: Hannover, Germany
RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in Russia/Poland
Message:: Dear Brethren.
We are looking for contacts to lodges in:
- Gdansk /Poland
- Any Baltic State
Hope to hear from you!
Fraternal Greetings: C.B.
- Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:56:20 -0400
Name:: John E. (Jack) Pearson
Location:: Bloomfield, CT 06002
Lodge:: Hiram #98
Lodge Loc'n:: Bloomfield, CT
Office:: Treasurer (Master-1993)
RQFC-topic: Swedish Lodges in Massachusetts
Message:: Paternal Grandfather was a member of Masonic(?)
Lodge in MA (Vassa ??). Father was member of
William Sewall Gardner Lodge in Lowell. Both
deceased for many years. Curious of connection
(if any) that Swedes immigrating to MA in early
part of century might have made with Masonry.
- Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 03:10:13 -0400
Name:: Jong Abadiano
Location:: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Lodge:: Don Antonio T. Cosin Mem. Lodge No.308
Lodge Loc'n:: Tagoloan,Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Office:: c/o Maguindanao Masonic Temple, Capistrano Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in the US and other co-org.
Message:: Hi! I am jong. I am glad and pleased to visit your site. I was surfing the net to look for more info about our ancient and honorable craft. I am now here in the US and was able to visit highland lodge. This is a beautiful place and I wish I could stay here for good. Godspeed. jong
- Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 11:44:52 -0400
Name:: Wendy Harwood
Location:: Houston, TX
RQFC-topic: William Chester Harwood
Message:: I am looking for information about my Grandfather, William Chester Harwood. His "Blue Lodge" was in Ferndale, MI and he was supposed to have been a member of Lodge No. 133 in Detroit, MI sometime in the late teens and early 1920's. I also believe he transfered to a Lodge somewhere in Indiana sometime around 1913 or 1914, but do not know where in Indiana. He was born August 4, 1886 in Alport, PA and died August 5, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL. I am also trying to find his first child by his first wife. The childs name at birth was Ethel Harwood and I believe she was born in Detroit sometime around January 1917. If she or her mother Flossy are still alive, they have a very LARGE family in the south that would like to get in touch. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Wendy Harwood
- Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 19:50:45 -0400
Name:: Kassie Modzeleski
Location:: Petersham MA 01366 USA
RQFC-topic: Order of the Eastern Star
Message:: I am a fifth year senior at college and am doing an Oral History project on the Order of the Eastern Star and why people join, what is it about and what does it do. Any help would be appreciated!
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:34:58 -0400
Name:: LeRoy Pratt
Location:: Concord, CA USA
RQFC-topic: Lodge start
Message:: My gggrandfather, Jonathan Worhty Jordan, and Joseph Kennedy, according to family info,
started the first lodge in either Columbia County, Hot Spring County or Garland County.
Jonathan Jordan was a Mason in the Georgia Encampment of the 100F sometime before 1853.
He moved to Magnolia, Columbia County, AR in 1853; then to Hot Spring County in 1860.
In 1873 Garland County was formed and Jonathan became the first circuit court judge, from 1874-1876.
Would like to know where I can get information on the formation of the lodges in the counties mentioned,
if it exists.
- Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 11:46:26 -0400
Name:: James R. "Jim" Johnson
Location:: Lubbock, Texas
Lodge:: Yellowhouse Lodge
Lodge Loc'n:: Lubbock, Texas
RQFC-topic: Family research on BERRY name in Masonic history.
Message:: Researching family name, "BERRY." About 1980-81, there
was an article in our Masonic magazine which refers and quotes an
incident occuring in 1861. An officer in the Army of the Potomac wrote
a letter to John Smallwood BERRY, Most Worshipful Master of the Grand
Lodge of Maryland, about return "jewels" of a Lodge which had been
destroyed in military action and which was in the officer's possession.
The Maryland BERRYs are prominent in my lineage, as is the SMALLWOOD
family name. I believe John Smallwood BERRY to be my ancestor.
This "widow's son" would sure appreciate some help with discovering more
about the Mason, John Smallwood Berry. Any help, direction, suggestion
... greatly appreciated.
Thanks much! Jim
- Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 10:14:27 -0400
Name:: Gordon Vincent
Location:: Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
Lodge:: Glenrothes 1549 (S.C)
Lodge Loc'n:: Glenrothes, Scotland
RQFC-topic: Knights Templar in Scotland
- Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 13:59:43 -0400
Name:: Marcus Barassal Nunes
Location:: Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
Lodge:: Vigilantes do Oeste
Lodge Loc'n:: Rua 8 de maio, 393 - Cascavel
Office:: harmony master
RQFC-topic: Funeral ode