Order of Yellow Dogs


I decided to go through some things that belonged to my grandfather today.  I found two membership cards to Order of Yellow Dogs.  At first I thought this must be some kind of joke.  But why would he have kept these cards since 1924 and 1925.  He died in 1980.  I Googled Order of Yellow Dogs.  I found out was a legitimate lodge.  I could not find much information about them.  I never heard of them, and he never talked about it that I remember.  If anyone out there knows about the Order of Yellow dogs, please enlighten me.

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Gail has been researching her own family since 1979. Her research has taken her back to 1800 Belgium and 1800 England. Gail has worked in a library for the last 20 years and has answered genealogy questions for patrons and helped patrons with their research. In addition to her degree in Library Media Technology, Gail has a two degree in Basic American Genealogy Research from the National Genealogy Society. She has done volunteer work for various Genealogy Societies. Gail teaches several Classes in Genealogy for the Round Lake Area Library, and would be happy to conduct a class for your organization. If interested in a class or if you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Gail. Please enjoy Gail's family History Blog

5 responses »

  1. My friend’s Father was a member of ORDER OF YELLOW DOGS. His father lived in Santa Maria Ca .He passed away in 2004. He does not remember much about the club except … His father loved it ! He would love to know more. Please send me any information you might have. Thank You.

  2. I was going through my dad’s things and found his life membership in the Order of Yellow Dogs. He died in 1969 and I never remember my mom saying anything about it. Still have no clue what it is.

  3. Order of the yellow dog is a degree in Freemasonary. He was most likely a free mason . Once a master mason you can join rites such as the Shriners or York or Scottish . The yellow dog is not a traditional degree but one more for fun

  4. Funny I run across this. I was just Googled to see if there were still around. I am a member since 1982. Aaron, No the Order of the Yellow Dogs is not a degree in the Free Masons. There is a Yellow Dog degree, however that is not the same as the Order of The Yellow Dogs. It is a secret order that is or was male only club that without divulging the secrecy that I am have sworn to keep, can only say that we had gathering that was a day for us to get away and relax from the nagging wife and wining kids.

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