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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I just finished reading examining your database on the members of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.   I had a grandfather who was a Mason but all of his Mason lodges were in New York State.  Is there a a place I can find out about his Masonic membership?


Answer: Most Grand Lodges will perform genealogical searches free of charge.  This is not the case with the Grand Lodge of New York.  Each genealogical request from New York is $35.00.  Their website claims that you will typically receive " the name of a member's lodge; his occupation when he joined; his age at the time of joining; the dates of his Masonic degrees; and a date of death, if he remained a member in good standing throughout his life."  To find out more about ordering New York Masonic records go online to:

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