Thanks to our partner, The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, DigitalNC has published five new items that document St. John’s Lodge No. 3 from New Bern, N.C.
Four new minute books continue the story documented by the Lodge’s members. There are currently 11 minutes books from this lodge available on DigitalNC, with the earliest documenting the group’s activities beginning in 1772. The Lodge existed even prior to the founding of the United States, offering a unique look into the institution.
This series also represents the change over time in the Lodge’s means of documentation, switching from the handwritten notes and logs in the 8th minute book and prior, to the mix of printed and handwritten documents from the 9th and 10th minute books, and finally the typed documentation from the 11th.
These minute books could be excellent and complete records for researchers interested in any number of things relating to the history of the masons and fraternal orders, history of New Bern and North Carolina, and genealogy research. The later, typed documents are also full-text searchable.
You can see all of the newest additions at the links below:
- Minute Book No. 8 of St. John’s Lodge No. 3
- Minute Book No. 9 of St. John’s Lodge No. 3
- Minute Book No. 10 of St. John’s Lodge No. 3
- Minute Book No. 11 of St. John’s Lodge No. 3
- Meeting Proceedings of the Hall of St. John’s Lodge No. 3