For the OP: Like Oldskool stated, just call up the local Lodge and speak to whom ever answers the phone. (Make sure it is
the Lodge though).
If all else fails, email your state's Grand Secretary and explain things to him.
Your great great great great grandfather's merits may well be recognized, but like another poster stated, it won't help but it won't hurt you.
Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan
I just became a Mason. You don't have to be invited to apply. You just have to ask. Go down to your local lodge and knock on the door.
I see what you did there!