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Fraternalism in America (1860 - 1920)
Article by Bart P. Snarf from the Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum. Includes a brief history of the organization plus images of fraternal jewelry as an aid to identification.
Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain
Ancient Order of United Workmen
Benevolent Protective Order Of Elks
Civil War Orders (GAR, etc.)
Daughters of the American Revolution
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Improved Order of Redmen
Knights and Ladies of the Golden Eagle
Loyal Order of Moose
Nativist Orders (Order Of United American Mechanics, Junior OUAM/Daughters Of America, Patriotic Order Sons Of America)
New England Order Of Protection
Odd Fellows - Rebekah Past (Noble) Grand
Odd Fellows Service Jewels
Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection - Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans
Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange)
Supreme Council of the Royal Arcanum
The International Association of Rebekah Assemblies
The Knights of Pythias
Woodmen of the World
From the Olive Tree.
[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
Known Fraternal Organizations and Secret Societies with Abbreviations
Lachances - Grave Marker Initials
Lesson 18: Fraternal Organizations
From RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees.
Masonic Genealogy Questions
Brief instructions on how to begin researching a Masonic ancestor.
Masonic Guide For Genealogists
Letter to the editor of Ancestry Daily News describing resources available for Masonic research.
Lithograph from 1896.
Sword Collectors Information Page - Society Swords
Includes pictures of some examples of Knights of Columbus, Grand Army of the Republic, and K of C Uniform Rank sword hilts.
Woodmen of the World: On the Search of Graves
Online article from The Cemetery Column.
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