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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Masonic Members
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 11:52:18 +0000
Thomas P. Smith wrote:
> Contact your local Masonic Lodge and ask to se or speak to the Secretary
> or the Master of the Lodge. They may want you to become a member but
> you won't be obligated. They're all a great bunch of people. I've been
> a member for forty years myself. Ask if they know the name and address
> of your district or state masonic historian. I think that would be you
> best way to find out about your ancestor. They are good about keeping
> Good luck, Tom in Illinois
I think that people in North America should be aware that there are
considerable differences between Freemasonry there and in either
Scotland and Ireland.
Masonry here prefers to keep its affairs private. People who are
seeking information about ancestors with possible masonic connections
should in the first instance contact the Grand Lodge.
In Ireland this is is Molesworth Street in Dublin
In Scotland, George St in Edinburgh - the Grand Lodge of X, the
Masonic Hall Y Street Town should get them.
There are also lodges of research who carry our research into Masonic
matters, and who may be able to help on genealogical questions. They
can be contacted through Grand Lodge.
For there to be any hope of information being obtained the name of
the town in which the person was a member would have to be known, and
the time scale involved. In Both Ireland and Scotland Lodges do on
occasion change their numbers, as the warrant for an older lodge
You should not expect Scottish or Irish - especially Irish members of
the Order to generally disclose their membership to those who are not
members. Such disclosure would be seen as being bad taste at least.
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