Thank you for your reply. Oddly, my dad's sister's name was Evelyn and he had a younger brother they called Joey. His last brother was Raymond. Are you from the line I'm searching or is this a coincidence with the names? My grand father was Michael Ast, born in Newark. He died in Florida when I was twelve. My grand mother Margaret died in New Jersey when I was very young. Any of this related to your Ast line. Are we related?? There seem to be so few of us in this world!! Thanks again.