Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.

Wordless Wednesday – Aunt Ray with Nebraska Dry

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Amanuensis Monday – Rachel Rosanna Tracy Weeks

Aunt Ray, as my grandma always called her, is one of my favorite ancestors.  Her legacy is clear in my life.  It is from her, through my grandma, that I have my name.  She was a schoolteacher in a one … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Talbot

I have been writing about Mary Maria Tracy Talbot this week.  Today I will wrap up by writing what little information I have on the children of Mary Maria and James Fuller Talbot. Annabelle Talbot was born February 5, 1878 … Continue reading

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Mary Maria Tracy Talbot

The last couple of days I have posted about Mary Talbot’s death.  Most of the records I have for her were about her death.  But today I will tell what little I know about her life. Mary Maria was the … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – Mary Maria Tracy Talbot

Continuing with Mary Maria Tracy Talbot, here is her tombstone, obituary and telegram about her death.     Stay tuned tomorrow for more on Mary Maria Tracy Talbot’s life, marriage and children.

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Mary Maria Tracy Talbot – Amanuensis Monday

This week, as I begin with the seven children of John Edward Tracy, I will start with Mary Maria Tracy Talbot.  Most of the records I have for Mary are about her death and today I am going to transcribe a … Continue reading

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Visiting Alice – Motivation Monday

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Colorado and visiting with Alice.  She is my grandma’s first cousin and was born in 1920.  Her dad, Charles Edward Tracy, was my great grandfather, John Wesley Tracy’s, younger brother.  Alice … Continue reading

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Genealogy and Facebook

If you haven’t already discovered the many ways that Facebook can help you in your genealogy research, get ready for a whole new world.  I use Facebook in my research and writing quite a bit.  In fact, it is actually … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday – Genealogy Workshop with D. Joshua Taylor

If you keep up with the modern Genealogy world at all you probably know who D. Josh Taylor is.  He is the young genealogist recently starring on “Genealogy Roadshow” and also on several episodes of “Who Do You Think You … Continue reading

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Where did our Tracey line come from? Research in progress.

Recently I have jumped into the world of genetealogy.  That is DNA genealogy research.  My second cousin, Marshall, offered to take the YDNA test through familytreeDNA.  The results were kind of surprising.  When my husband took the same YDNA test … Continue reading

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