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Genealogy, RGranddad

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...

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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...

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

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Sixties Baseball Memories of Some Great Seasons….

Baseball Memories - Thank You "Uncle" Barney As I sit and watch the Cubs in the baseball play-offs memories arose of some magical years in my life. I was born in 1951 and I have vague memories of the 1957 or 58 World Series my mother was rooting for the Braves over the Yankees. The first time I really remember watching the games was 1960 when the Pirates beat the Yankees in a seven game series, which ended on a Bill Mazeroski homer. I remember getting home from school just in time to see the homer! 1961 - Barney Gets...

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Is Fall the Best Season for Sports?

Yes, When Else is There Hope in So Many Sports? So is the fall one of the best tones of the year for. sports fans or what’ it starts in the beginning of September as the baseball season winds down and your teams is a quizillion games out of the playoffs. (Hey more years that man not that has been the case with my. Home team Phillies!) You are given either college or NFL football! I choose both! First there’s Football - College and Pro! I follow the Eagles in the NFL and my college teams are those where I...