Archive for the ‘Ellefson’ Category

…and having a Wordless Wednesday

January 13, 2010

These are the reasons I wade in the gene pool. I want them to know where they come from and to have a sense of pride about those that have come forward and paved the way for the greatness that they will have in their lives.

and Tombstone-ing Tuesday

December 22, 2009

Edwin E. Ellefson was born in 1880, the first generation of Rochester MN Ellefsons that were born in the States VS. his father who was born in Norway.  Edwin is also the Great Grand Uncle of my husband Keith.

Edwin was the youngest son of Engbret Ellefson (B. 1848, in Norway) and Martha Olive Gresseth (B. 1851, Norway), the third of 5 children and the youngest son.  He married Bertha A  and they had 6 children.

..and Meeting The In-laws

July 27, 2009

I finally was able to scan some old pictures of family. I found one of Keith, his dad and his grandmothers.

In the picture below, on top we have Robert Earl (father in Law) and Keith. Sitting we have from left to right, we have Hazel (Keith’s great grandmother) and Gladys (Grandma) and Amber (Keith’s oldest daughter).

RobertKeithAmberGladysHazel

…And tripping over details

July 13, 2009

It occured to me that I needed to focus my genealogy stuff seprately then my Letters from Home stuff.  Ergo, Welcome to Wading in the Gene Pool.  It was going to be just the title of a post then I realized that I could do so much more with it. 

So my question is this:  If you start a tree with your child, then the tree branches out to your line and your spouses line…then branches out further with the grandparents and so on and so on until you have 50 different names you are researching.  At what point do you say “I am doing the tree for the Ellefsons, and a tree for the Hadsells…” so that the overall file is not huge!

I have two trees listed on Ancestry and they have some overlapping people, but the focus is for different sides of the family.  I plan on having a primary file with EVERYTHING but for publishing and sharing purposes, I don’t want to share  Hadsell informaiton if someone says they are only interested in the Ellefson’s even though they are both a part of my tree.

What are the guidelines?  Any hidden rules?