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How would I be able to find out if deceased family members were masons?
Posted: 23 February 2009 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hello.

My father has recently deceased and certain things have led me to suspect he was a Freemason. Though I live in New Hampshire he lived and died in Massachusetts. His name like mine and my and five generations back was Harman Droge. I would be very grateful if someone could direct me to this kind of information. I have a genealogy of my family and more information if needed. My email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

P.S. This would put me in the right direction to being able to find Freemasons I actually know

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Posted: 23 February 2009 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Your best bet would be to contact the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and see if they have a brother by that name in their records.  There are hundreds of lodges in the state, so unless you want to contact each one, the Grand Lodge is the way to go. 

You can contact the Grand Secretary’s office at this email address:

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As them if they have any record by that name.

Good luck.

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