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  • Gerald P. Nye, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1971)
    Gerald Prentice Nye (December 19, 1892 – July 17, 1971) was a United States politician, representing North Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1925–45. He was a Republican and supporter of W...
  • Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC (1867 - 1958)
    Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC (21 September 1867 – 3 July 1958), was a British Conservative politician and colonial governor. He was Governor-General of New Zealand fro...
  • Nicholas Netterville, 5th Viscount Netterville (1708 - 1750)
    Born in 1708. Took his seat in the House of Lords in 25 Feb 1729. Died March 19, 1750. Was buried at Dowth. Spent 2 years at the university of Utrecht. Returned to Ireland in August 1728. Married Catha...
  • Henry Ernest Cooper (1857 - 1929)
    Henry Ernest Cooper (1857–1929) was an American lawyer who moved to the Kingdom of Hawaii and became prominent in Hawaiian politics in the 1890s. He was the first Territory of Hawaii Attorney ...
  • Joseph Poindexter, 8th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (1869 - 1951)
    Joseph Boyd Poindexter (April 14, 1869 – December 3, 1951) was the eighth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1934 to 1942. Early life Joseph Boyd Poindexter was born in Canyon ...

This is the master project for Freemasons on Geni.

Freemasons, or simply "Masons," have been an important part of Western culture for centuries and have immeasurably shaped the world through their leadership, altruism, public service, and character. Although the most famous Freemasons have been presidents, CEOs, and other public figures, the vast majority of Freemasons were and are small-town members working in their own communities to advance Masonic principles and traditions. Due to their esoteric nature, they have also been the recipients of much inquiry and curiosity over the years.

Organization

Freemasons are added to the sub-project for the country (or countries) in which they were a member. This means that someone might be in a sub-project not associated with their nationality.

For example, Benjamin Franklin was a member of American lodges but was also a member La Loge des Neufs Soeurs (The Nine Sisters Lodge) in France, meaning he can be listed under the eventual "Freemasons in France" sub-project even though he lived mainly in America.

Please help to see which countries need sub-projects by adding names to the master list below when you add them to the project!

Profiles to Add

Profiles should be added to this project if they are for Freemasons who do not fit into the current sub-projects (Freemasons in America, Freemasons in Brazil, and Freemasons in Canada).

Whenever possible, Masons should have their membership confirmed by themselves or their Lodges (primary documentation), or by reputable scholars (secondary documentation). If you are using Internet resources to find lists of Masons, be sure to use only reputable, sourced ones.

Please do add:

  • Profiles for people confirmed to be members of lodges outside the U.S. and Canada (see above)
  • Lodge names/numbers in the "About Me" field on their profile whenever possible
  • Sources in the "About Me" field on their profile

Please do not add:

  • "Suspected" or rumored Masons
  • Names from conspiracy theory websites
  • Masons who fit one of the existing sub-projects (America and Canada)
  • Members of affiliated organizations (like the Order of the Eastern Star) only

Research Tips & Suggestions

Although his suggestions are somewhat America-specific, Ben M. Angel has shared with us some excellent on-line resources you can use to research your Masonic ancestors. Please see his discussion thread for more detailed information on working with local lodges.

The best place to start is A Page About Freemasonry, the world's oldest Masonic website. It posts no genealogical information, but does have lots of good general information about Masons and how to contact state and local lodges.

Freemasons by Country

  • PLEASE READ BEFORE ADDING PROFILES

Note: For our purposes, the nations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be listed as separate countries, regardless of debates over their geopolitical status.

Antarctica (Neutral Landmass)

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil (including Colonial Brazil)

Canada (including Colonial Canada)

Chile

England

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

India

Ireland

Italy

Mexico

Northern Ireland

Peru

The Philippines

Russia

Scotland

Spain

United States (including Colonial America)

Wales