Freema­sons records are now eas­ier to ac­cess and prove to be a rich vein of in­for­ma­tion for ge­neal­o­gists

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Lodge in 1717, was John Lane’s pub­lished in 1895. In 2003, an elec­tronic ver­sion of Lane’s book was pub­lished and since 2008 the Li­brary and Mu­seum of Freema­sonry has been adding List of Scot­tish Ma­sonic Records, 1736-1950 cov­ers all Scot­tish lodges at home and abroad. The per­se­cu­tion of freema­sonry in the mid- to late-18th cen­tury re­sulted in the Un­law­ful So­ci­eties Act, which op­er­ated from 1799 to 1965. The Act re­quired freema­sons to reg­is­ter their or­gan­i­sa­tions and the

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