Featured Project: Freemasons of America

Posted April 22, 2011 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Yesterday we gave you tips on using fraternal organization records in genealogy. Today we highlight the Freemasons in America project. The Freemasons have played an integral part in the early history of America. Some of the most prominent members of this fraternal organization include U.S. presidents, CEOs and actors.  If you’re interested in learning more about Freemasons in America, check out this project. Perhaps you may want to join the project’s contributers and add more Freemason members’ profiles to the project.

Here’s a look at a few notable Freemasons:

John Wayne – John Wayne was a legendary Hollywood actor known for his roles in western films.

Clark Gable – Gable is commonly referred to as one of the greatest screen legends of all time. He was best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt – He was the 32nd president of the U.S. and the only president to ever be elected to more than two terms.

Benjamin Franklin – Franklin was an inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A few of his many inventions include bifocal glasses, the lightning rod and the Franklin stove.

Mark Twain - He was an American author. Twain is best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which is considered one of the Great American Novels.

Do you have any Freemasons in your family?

View the Freemasons in America Project

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Kosciak/42501081 Joel Kosciak

    Mark Twain is my 5th cousin 5 times removed. :)

  • Ajean Stark

    I was raised at Oxford Orphanage in Oxford, NC. It is now known as the Masonic Home for Children. In the best sense of the word “family”, I am proud to have so many Masons as a part of mine.

  • Barry Minster

    I am descended from a long line of Freemasons both here in Australia and in England, Scotland and Wales. I too am pleased to be coun ted among their numbers having been initiated in 1981.