Purpose and Goals
In 2007, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine began a project to place its historical documents (the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, local lodge histories, and more) and the several books written about Freemasonry in Maine onto the world-wide web for the purpose of making this historical and often not elsewhere available information accessible to researchers and genealogists.
The Proceedings of the Grand Lodge contain data about the functioning of Masons and Freemasonry within Maine from 1820 (when Maine became a State and our Grand Lodge was formed). Much of this material will be of interest to Masonic researchers only while genealogists may find relatives listed among the officers of various Lodges in the reports of the Grand Lodge meetings. Lodge histories often reflect the activities of the city or town where the lodge is located and can provide a unique look at the times and people from the past.
Click on the menu at the top to go to the specific document sections where you'll find a more complete menu.
It is expected that this undertaking will consume multiple years but it is our sincere hope that this growing resource will be of valuable to those who visit here.
The search engine to your left will search documents ONLY in the 'Historical Documents' portion of the web site. It does not search the entire web site of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine.
Funding for this endeavor has been supplied by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation to whom thanks are extended.
Last Update 24 January 2010