Paranormal In Review

Initials of Fraternal Organizations


AAONMS - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine(Masonic) ("The


AASR - Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (Masonic)

ABA - American Benefit Association

AF&AM - Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

AMD - Allied Masonic Degree

AMORC - Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis( Rosicrucians)

AMOS - Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans (see IOOF)

AOF - Ancient Order Of Foresters

AOH - Ancient Order Of Hibernians

AOKMC - Ancient Order Of Knights of Mystic Chain

AOUW - Ancient Order Of United Workmen

ALOH - American Legion of Honor

APA - American Protective Association

AUM - Ancient Order of Mysteries (MASONS)

AUSA - Association of the United States Army

AUV - Association of Union Veterans

BARE -Benefit Association Of Railway Employees

BAY - Brotherhood of American Yeomen

BKA - Benevolent Knights Association

BKofM - Black Knights of Molders

BPOE - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

BPOEW - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World

BofRTM - Brotherhood of Rail Road Track Men

BLE - Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

BLF&E - Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen &Engineers

BRT - Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen

CBL - Catholic Benevolent Legion

CD - of A Catholic Daughters of America

CKofA - Catholic Knights of America

CMBA - Catholic Mutual Benefit Association

COOF - Catholic Order of Foresters

CTAS - Catholic Total Abstinence Society

CBKA - Commandery Benevolent Knights Association

CCTAS - Crusaders-Catholic Total Abstinence Society

DAC - Daughters of the American Colonists

DAR (NSDAR) - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

DAV - Disabled American Veterans

DofA - Daughters of America

DoL - Daughters of Liberty

DAN - Daughters of the Nile (Masonic)

DOKK - Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan (Knights of Pythias)

DOLLUS - Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States

DUV - Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

ECV E - Clampus Vitus

EAU - Equitable Aid Union

EBA - Emerald Beneficial Association

FAM - Free and Accepted Masons

F&AM - Free and Accepted Masons

FCB - Knights of Pythias

FLT - Independent Order of Odd Fellows

FOE - Fraternal Order of Eagles

FOAST - Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers

FOF - Fraternal Order of Firefighters

FOP - Fraternal Order of Police

GALSTPTR - German American Legion of St. Peter

GAR - Grand Army of the Republic

GLAUM - Grand Lodge Ancient Order of Mysteries- Masonic Order

GLDS - Grand Lodge Daughters of Scotia

GUOOF - Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

HZ - Haro Zaro

IBBH - International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers

ICBU - Irish Catholic Benevolent Union

IHSV - Red Cross of Constantine

IOA - International Order of Alhambra

IODE - Independent Order, Daughters of the Empire

IOGT - International Order of Good Templar's

IOH - Improved Order of Heptasophs

IOHH - International Order of Hoo-Hoo

IOI - Independent Order of Immaculates

IOKP - Independent Order of Knights of Pythias

IOOF - Independent Order of Odd Fellows

IOOF-PM Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Past Master

ISH - Independent Sons of Honor

IOStL - Independent Order of St. Luke

IOF - Independent Order of Foresters

IORM - Improved Order of Redmen (Sons of Liberty)

IOR - Independent Order of Rechabites

IOV - International Order of Vikings

IUOM - Independent United Order of Mechanics

IWW - Industrial Workers of the World

IOF - Independent Order of Foresters

IOOF - Independent Order of Odd Fellows

IOJD - Independent Order of Job's Daughters

IORG - International Order of Rainbow Girls (Masonic)

ISDA - Italian Sons and Daughters of America

JOAM - Junior Order of American Mechanics

JOUAM - Junior Order of United American Mechanics

JAOUW - Junior Order-Ancient Order of United Workmen

JOUAM - Junior Order-Order of United American Mechanics

KC - Knights of Columbus

KGC - Knights of the Golden Chain

KGC - Knights of the Golden Circle

KGE - Knights of the Golden Eagle

KGL - Knight Grand Legion

KLH - Knights and Ladies of Honor

KM - Knights Militant (See KKK)

KofC - Knights of Columbus

KofFM - Knights of Father Matthew

KFM - Knights of Father Matthew

KofH - Knights of Honor

KOL - Knights of Labor

KofL - Knights of Loyola

KM - Knights of Malta (Masonic)

KMC - Knights of the Mystic Chain

KOTM - Knights of the Macabees

KPC - Knights of Peter Claver

KofTM - Knights of the Macabees

KP - Knights of Pythias

KofP - Knights of Pythias

KSC - Knights of St. Columbkille

KG - Knights of St. George

KSTG - Knights of St. George

KSTI - Knights of St. Ignatius

KofSJ - Knights of St. John

KSTJ - Knights of St. Joseph

KSL - Knights of St. Lawrence

KSTM - Knights of St. Martin

KofSTP - Knights of St. Patrick

KSTP - Knights of St. Paul

KSTP - Knights of St. Peter

KSTT - Knights of St. Thomas

KofSTW - Knights of St. Wenceslas

KT - Knights of Tabor

KofT - Knights of Tabor

KT - Knights Templar (Masonic)

KWM - Knights of Wise Men

KGE - Knights of Golden Eagle

KHC - Knights of Holy Cross

KKK - Knights of Klu-Klux Klan

KOTM - Knights of Macabees

KSF - Knights of Sherwood Forest

LAOH - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

LDG - Independent Order of Foresters

LGAR - Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic

LKofA - Loyal Knights of America

LOL - Loyal Order Orange Lodge (The Orange Order){Orange Men}

LOM - Legion of the MOOSE

LOOM - Loyal Order of the MOOSE

LOVUS - Legion of Valor of the United States

MBS - Mutual Benefit Society

MOLLUS - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

MOOSE - Loyal Order of the Moose

MOPH - Military Order of the Purple Heart

MOVPER - Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Mystic Realm(Grotto)


MRA - Royal Arcanum

MCL - Marine Corps League

MWA - Modern Woodmen of America

NCOA - Non-Commissioned Officers Association (Military Society)

NEOP - New England Order of Protection

NOK - New Order Knights (see KKK)

NL - Navy League

NSDAR - National Society Daughters of American Revolution

NSSUP - National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers

NU - National Union

OofA - Order of Amaranth (Masonic)

OCF - Order of Chosen Friends

OofUF - Order of United Friends

OGC - Order of the Golden Cross

ODHS - Des Schwestern Verbandes (Sisters of the Federation

OES - Order of the Eastern Star

OSC - Order of Scottish Clans (St. Andrew's Societies)

OUAM - Order of United American Mechanics

PFofA - Patriotic Friends of America

PH - The Order of Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange)

PM - Patriarchs Militant (Independent Order of Odd Fellows)

POSA - Patriotic Order of the Sons of America

RA - Royal Academy

RA - Royal Arcanum

RAM - Royal Arch Masons

RC - Republican Club

RMOKHSJ - The Religious and Military Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of


RSGF - Royal Society of Good Fellows

RSM - Royal and Select Masons

ROJ - Royal Order of Jesters (Masonic)

RSTV - Rite of St. Vaclara

RSTV - Rite of St. Vita

RK - Roman Knights

RTT - Royal Templars of Temperance

SAR - Sisters of the American Revolution

SAR - Sons of the American Revolution

SBCL - Saint Bonifazius Catholic Union

SBL - Society B. Lafayette

SCV - Sons of the Confederate Veterans

SofE - Sons of England

SMAA - Scandinavian Mutual Aid Association

SNA-AUM - Shrine of North America

SR - Scottish Rite (Masonic Order)

SofSt.G - Sons of St. George

ST - Sons of Temperance

ST.G SoNY - St. George's Society of New York

SUVCW - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

SV - Sons of Veterans of the United States of America

TCL - Tall Ceders of Lebanon (Masonic)

TH - Temple of Honor and Temperance-Independent Order of Odd Fellows

TPLF - Temple of Honor and Temperance, IOOF

TROA - The Retired Officer's Association

UAOD - United Ancient Order of Druids

UCV - United Confederate Veterans

UDC - United Daughters of the Confederacy

UFL - Union Fraternal League

UFM - United Friends of Michigan

UOPF - United Order of Pilgrim Fathers

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars

WKSC - White Knights of the Southern Cross (See KKK)

WOW - Woodmen of the World

YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association

YWCA - Young Women's Christian Association