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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...

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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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A Call During Run, Slows First Mile, But Leads to a Fast Run!

For All We Know's Latest  - Take Me Home Provides the Music :So today was a running day, I left about 8:15 knowing that would give me enough time to finish, take a shower and eat before 10:30 when I had to pick up granddaughter Zoe at school. The one thing that I didn't remember was my wife had A doctor’s appointment at 10! One of the reasons that I forgot was that she was sick this morning and didn’t go to work. II was made aware of my forgetfulness a little more than a half mile into my four...

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A So-So Run Made Better By Age-Graded Running Times!

Using An Age-Graded Running Calculator Helps Me Stay Positive...   So the only things that were rolling through my head this morning as I ran down Long Beach Boulevard on Long Beach Island were thoughts about the Robert Earl Keen song "The Road Goes on Forever". And that's what it seemed to do! The second part of that thought was  " I haven't seen a party yet!"  The run was a two-mile straight run from 7th street to 52nd street. At 52nd street, I made a right turn and went slightly uphill to Ocean Boulevard. There I turned and headed...

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Books from Three of My “Must Read” Authors Among July New Releases

Books on My Reading Radar - July 2017 New Releases!   It looks like I really need to get moving on reading those books I have planned to read in July. I need to get reading because, three of the books that are on my reading radar for the second half of 2017, are set to be released in July!! Each of the books just happens to be from one of my "must-read" authors!  Here they are...... July 11 New Releases Last Breath - Karin Slaughter   This  novella is a prequel to Slaughter's book The Good Daughter set to...

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Reading Challenges Update – End of June, Start of July

Reading Challenges Update and Proposed July Reads   So I wrote the other day, that I am slightly behind the pace I need to maintain to reach my goal of reading 60 books in 2017. Right now I am at 29 books and I will need to read 6 books by the end of July to get back on pace. The following chart provide a tabulation of  where I am on my various reading challenges 2017 Literature Reading Challenge Kindle Bookshelves Library Total Goal % of Goal General Fiction 0 1 2 3 2 150.00% Classics (Books I should have read but...