Researching fraternal organizations

Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? Not sure to what organization they may have belonged?

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is sponsoring a free webinar on “Finding Your Ancestor in American Fraternal Organization Records.” Senior genealogist Rhonda R. McClure will teach you how to identify different fraternal organizations, provide valuable tools for locating a lodge and its records, and discuss how these records can enrich your family history research.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 24, from 2-3 pm CDT.

Register here:

If you can’t attend the live broadcast, you can view it later on the website.

Rhonda McClure brings much experience to the table. She has compiled over 120 celebrity family trees. In addition to writing/editing numerous articles for genealogy/history magazines, she’s authored ten books including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Genealogy (now in its second edition), Finding Your Famous and Infamous Ancestors, and Digitizing Your Family History.

Questions about the webinar? Call 617-226-1226 or email


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