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: http://www.nymasoniclibrary.org/library/genealogy.htm