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Questions tagged [fraternal-organization]

A fraternal (meaning "of or like a brother or brothers") organization, organization, or simply "fraternity" is an organized men's society / group / club associated together in an environment of companionship and brotherhood; dedicated to the intellectual, physical, and social development of its ...

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Interpreting a Freemasons' Lodge Register

According to the records available on Ancestry, Edward Harper of Kidderminster joined the Lodge of Hope and Charity on 30 April 1836 aged 35 (so born approx 1801, which ties up with the 1841 census ...
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What lodge did my grandfather belong to?

What lodge did my grandfather Jac C Holman belong to in New York State in the twentieth century? Does that lodge currently accept women in the twenty-first century?
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How should I record membership in a fraternal organization?

What's the best, or most standard, way to record membership in a fraternal organization in GEDCOM? The closest tag I could find in the list of GEDCOM 5.5 tags on http://wiki-en.genealogy.net/GEDCOM-...
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California Freemason Records

I have been told that my great-grandfather was a Mason in California, and that it is possible to request such records. I have no information on how to actually do that, and haven't had much success. ...
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Where to donate records related to South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids?

When my father passed away, among his possessions were some items related to The South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids. He had been its Secretary in Moonta (South Australia) for many years ...
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Determining if family member was Freemason in 1800s?

I've been increasingly interested in freemasonry, and I'm curious if one of my great grandfathers was a member. Is there any way to determine this? I'm relatively sure if I have any, it dates back ...
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What does O.S. K.U.V stand for on a headstone?

I'm looking at the headstone picture shown on this page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23185170 Which has an O.S. K.U.V. symbol with two hands shaking. The grave is ...
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Finding out which Freemasons' lodge ancestor belonged to?

I know my grandfather was a Freemason, but I don't know which order/lodge he was associated with. Short of contacting every lodge in the state, how can I find out? Are there records of this sort of ...