Saxony Societies

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Following are a few genealogical societies of Saxony which can be contacted:

http://www.lgg-leipzig.de/


Free masons

To become a free mason was a mass movement during the 19th and the beginning 20th century. In all larger cities clubs or even a lodge could be found. Within 100 Kilometers around Dresden were 66 masonic congregations, the densest masonic population in all of Germany according to researcher Karl Dieter Holz. People of all social backgrounds were represented to practice brotherhood, rituals and most of all to make business ties. Free masons met originally in inns, later in Bauhütten, their own gathering places. They kept lists of their members and published biographies of their more popular representatives. Most records of free masons are housed in the Geheime Preußische Staatsarchiv

(http://www.gsta.spk-berlin.de/freimaurerbestaende_543.html).