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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Masons in Chicago
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 03:21:51 -0500
References: <884250.92090.qm@web80802.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <884250.92090.qm@web80802.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Thanks a bunch, Beth.
I bookmarked it this time.

Nan

On May 28, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Beth Walsh wrote:

> Hi Nan and Alice,
>
> Yes, there's a database called World Cat to locate books anywhere
> in the world. It is available through the Chicago Public Library
> website using your CPL card - same way as accessing Heritage Quest
> - just scroll all the way to the end of that list. For some reason,
> my card number is not working for that. I can access HQ, but not WC
> and I keep forgetting to contact them about that. Also, many
> libraries will let you access that by entering your library card
> number (the barcode on the card). Look for something like 'online
> databases' or 'reference resources' to get to that part on their
> websites. Western Springs Library has that on their website - but
> you need to enter your WS library card, which I don't have.
> Unfortunately, Oak Lawn, the card that I do have, does not allow
> access from home.. So, I can't access from home even though I work
> at both suburban places and live in Chicago!! Very frustrating at
> times.
> Beth
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> That's great, Alice.
>
> I know there's a librarians' website for tracking down that (or any)
> book, but I've forgotten the website.
>
> Does any one know?
>
> Beth???????
>
> Nan
>
> On May 27, 2007, at 9:42 PM, wrote:
>
>>
>> Thanks, Nan, for your response.? Using Google I found a book, 1897
>> Biographies of Illinois Freemasons, on ebay. I'm trying to find a
>> copy at a library. I've also sent an email to the Grand Lodge of
>> Illinois asking for guidance. If I learn anything about how to find
>> info. of Masons in Illinois, I'll share it with the list.
>> Alice
>>
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nan Brennan
>> To:
>> Sent: Thu, 24 May 2007 2:06 am
>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Christ (Episcopal) Church in 1897
>> and the Masons in Chicago
>>
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>> Alice,
>>
>> I don't think that church is in that area any more, although there
>> are numerous churches in the general area.
>> That area is mostly commercial and light industrial now, along with
>> medical facilities.
>>
>> There's an autodealership on the corner of 24th and Michigan. It does
>> looks like it may be housed in a former church, but the building
>> doesn't look old enough to be 1897.
>>
>> Anyone else know on this list?
>>
>> I would be surprised if there were any publicly available personal
>> records for the Masons. There are many, many books written on the
>> subject, including histories.
>> Have you "googled" Freemasonry, Masons etc?
>>
>> Chicago Public Library has one on Freemasonry in Illinois:
>> "The Rise and Progess of Freemasonry in Illinois 1783-1952", Everett
>> R. Turnbull, 1952
>> Publisher: Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted
>> Masons of the State of Illinois, 1952.
>>
>>
>>
>> On May 24, 2007, at 12:37 AM, wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Listers,
>>>
>>> Christ Church at 24th and Michigan Blvd was mentioned in my great
>>> great grandfather's obituary in 1897.? Would any of you know if
>>> that church still exists and if so, what the address is? Also,
>>> "Masonic services" were held at the house according to the obit. I
>>> remember hearing that he was very involved in the Masons. Does
>>> anyone know if any records are available re: Masons in Chicago?
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Alice Roche
>>>
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