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2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

Alex Kava’s Before Evil Chronicles Maggie O’Dell’s Early Days as a FBI Special Agent

Before Evil by Alex Kava (Maggie O’Dell Book 0.5 ) Several days ago I finished Before Evil the latest release from one of my favorite mystery writers Alex Kava. Before Evil is book 0.5 as it is a prequel to A Prefect Evil which is Book 1 in Kava’s Maggie O’Dell series. A Perfect  Evil was the first Alex Kava book I read. I loved it and I’ve read almost every book since. About Maggie O’Dell Maggie O’Dell is a profiler with the FBI and over the course of the eleven books that comprise the series Maggie has faced some pretty big challenges....

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Family History – A Look At My Direct Ashton Family Line

The Search for My Ashton Family Ancestors When my wife and I first started doing serious research on our family trees, Ancestry was in it’s infancy. One of the best places to do research was through the Church of the Latter  Day Saints (LDS). The nearest LDS Research Center was in Cherry Hill, so off we went. At the time, records were not online. First you looked up what you wanted on microfiche. Then,while they had some records at the Center, others you had to order from Salt Lake City! Anyway, I started with both my parents surnames- Karn and...

2017 Reads, Books

Recapping My September through November Reads

An Attempt to Catch-Up on My August-November Reads Ok so while I haven’t posted on this blog, I have been fairly active in the various aspects of my life that I discuss on this blog. And while I can’t catch up on everything in one post, I will try to hit a few of the highlights and then try to catch up over the next week or so. Back in the middle of August, I was having a hard time writing new posts, so I started a new blog A Sixties Man, because,well, that’s what I am! I was born...

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Old Blog, New Name – E.K. Karn

Old Blog - New Name Ok so I am renaming my blog. Very simply the blog will be my name. The tag line will tell more about me and the blog. So that’s start with the last part of the tag line. I am a renaissance granddad. What does that mean? What is a Renaissance Granddad ? The synonyms for renaissance include: revival, rejuvenation, revitalisation, and resurgence, which are just some of  the words that describe the way I have felt and the way I want to be, thanks to my two grandchildren Oliver and Zoe! My grandchildren were both...

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DNA and Ancestry.com Help Uncover Ashton Ancestors

The longer I go without writing a new post the harder it becomes to write one. One reason is that so much has been happening I really don’t know where to start.so at e I’ll just start where I left off.  My last post was about my family genealogy. At the end of the last post I wrote that I would tell you how DNA helped me discover some new cousins. So here goes... DNA and the Daughters of John Sherrington Ashton and Mary Warwick My great-grandfather John Sherrington Ashton III married Mary E Warwick in April of 1881. For...

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Ashton Family History: John Sherrington Ashtons II and III

John Sherrington Ashton Jr.(1837-1864) John Sherrington Ashton III (1858-1937) So where should we start my tale about the Ashton family. How about with a quick story about the start of my genealogical research. My first experience with genealogy was when I went with my mother in law to the Trenton Archives for the first time. The only thing that I remember about that day is that I found the death certificate for my great-great grandfather. The second John. Sherrington Ashton. THe Death of John Sherrington Ashton II The family story I had always heard was he was coming off of...