This is the Nana Percy that I remember
This is the Percy before…with her mother Lulu Harris and sister Millicent.
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.
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).
So the FaceBook group Genea-Bloggers sent me an event invite to blog about the software I use to “Process”(?) my genealogy stuff.
I’m in the middle of the road and use Family Tree Maker 2009. I was using the 2005 version prior to that because it had been that long since I had actively been working on the stuff for the Gene Pool. (Have I mentioned that I am a procrastinator?). I like the program well enough. I like the fact that it interfaces with Ancestry.com flawlessly. The Only real issue I have with the program is that if I lose my internet connection while the program is open, I will not be able to “reconnect” to the internet within the program. I have to close the program and open it up again for it to realize that my connection has come back. Beyond that, I haven’t had any issues with it. I haven’t tried any of the other programs simply because Family Tree Maker has always been sufficient to meet my needs. To be honest, I’d be afraid that my files wouldn’t transfer if I switched, even if I back them up to .ged files.