Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. 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 eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.

My Grandpa and Amelia Earhart

My Grandpa, Leo Gotcher, was a quiet man with a great sense of adventure. One of the few stories he ever told was about how he met Amelia Earhart when we was young. Growing up we always thought this was … Continue reading

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Research, Organization, and Sharing

As I start to plan getting back into genealogy research and starting to write the book in my head I run into the same problems that trip me up at the beginning of this process every time: Organization. When I … Continue reading

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Genealogy Organization and the Big Move ~ Motivation Monday

We sold our House!!!  Which is great.  But I didn’t realize how much genealogy stuff I had accumulated until I started boxing it up to move.  Wow!  And I have some big decisions to make.  So here is the deal. … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday ~ Blessed with Pictures

I have spent the last two months organizing, title-ing, face tagging, and key wording all of my digital genealogy pictures.  And once again I am in awe of how blessed I am to have such a treasure trove of ancestral … Continue reading

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Kid Mallory

When doing research last year on my Grandma Mabel’s sister Mary I discovered that Mary’s husband Harold had written and published a western novel.  Of course, right away I ordered the book on ebay but I hadn’t had time to … Continue reading

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Losing Landmarks

 The Camelot at the highway exit near my home growing up; The church I got married in as well as the hotel we spent our first night in as a married couple; The farmhouse of my paternal grandparents that had been built … Continue reading

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Family Friends Friday ~ Florence Grace Miller

Christmas always brings back memories of childhood for me.  When I was a young child we sometimes spent Christmas at my grandparents farm in Iowa.  There was an older lady that lived in their house, named Florence.  I loved Florence. … Continue reading

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