Freemason Membership Registers from the UK and Ireland
Freemasonry is a fraternal order that traces its roots back to the Middle Ages. Look for membership registers for Masonic lodges across the UK and Ireland. Registers typically list name, vocation, registry date, and “observations,” which can include a death date. They may also note the dates a man advanced through the degrees of Freemasonry: E.A. (Entered Apprentice), F.C. (Fellowcraft), and M.M. (Master Mason).
German Vital Records
Look for new collections to be added to the Ancestry collection of German births, marriages, and deaths for several locations.