Australia, New South Wales and Capital Territory Masonic Registers and Card Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Record Type Fraternal Organization
Collection years 1831-2004
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United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consist of Masonic Lodge records from the Grand Lodge of New South Wales and Australian Crown Territory. The registers are handwritten in pre-printed bound volumes. The card index is handwritten on pre-printed cards.

Freemasonry in Australia can be traced to the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 with officers and soldiers of the military forces. The first lodge in Sydney was established in 1820 under the Irish Constitution of Freemasonry. The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales was officially formed in 1888, and later became responsible for Freemasonry in the Australian Capital Territory. Complete records were kept from the time of the lodge’s creation.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

Australia, New South Wales and Australian Crown Territory Masonic Lodge Registers, 1830-1991[edit | edit source]

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Australia, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Masonic Lodge Card Indexes, 1831-1930[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Registers

  • Person's name
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Joining or initiation date
  • Advancement dates
  • Current lodge
  • Former lodge
  • Certificates
  • Deeds of Settlement

Index

  • Person's name
  • Age
  • Date of joining and achieving rank
  • Death date (if deceased)
  • Positions held
  • Lodge name or number

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The person's name
  • The lodge they may have attended
  • When approximately they were a member

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Australia, NSW and ACT, Masonic Lodge Registers, 1831-2004[edit | edit source]

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Australia, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Masonic Lodge Card Indexes, 1831-1930[edit | edit source]

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

Australia, New South Wales and Australian Crown Territory Masonic Lodge Registers, 1830-1991[edit | edit source]

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Australia, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Masonic Lodge Card Indexes, 1831-1930[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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