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.

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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Tracey Immigration – Surname Saturday

Originally posted on Rosanna's Genealogical Thoughts:
Teague Tracey (Trassey?) Our Immigrant Ancestor by Rosanna Ward May 22, 2012 There are a few genealogists who have been trying for years to figure out how our branch of Tracey’s came to…

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Thankful Thursday – Genealogy friends

Wow!  I have so much to be thankful for, in life in general, but specifically in my genealogy hobby.  I took some time away from the blog this summer and away from research as well.  But I have still been … Continue reading

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Church Records Sunday – Council Church in York County, Nebraska

Last summer at the Tracy Family Reunion we visited the old family church on Sunday Morning.  We had a brief informal service where we sang some old hymns, shared memories of the church, my mom spoke about “legacy”, then we … Continue reading

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Mary Sophia Rusler – Surname Saturday

I have saved the oldest daughter of Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben and Michael Anthony Rusler for last because she was my great grandmother.  Many of my relatives have shared memories and stories they have about her so this post may be … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tombstone – Liol Rusler

Okay, So I don’t have a tombstone picture of Liol Rusler but I think I have a picture more rare – a gravesite picture.  Somehow my grandmother acquired this picture of Liol’s gravesite in Hollister, California in 1942. Liol Otto … Continue reading

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Pearl and Earl Rusler – Sentimental Sunday

Pearl and Earl Rusler were the eighth and ninth children of Michael Anthony and Augusta Erxleben Rusler.  They were twins.  They were born August 27th 1891 in York County, Nebraska.  Earl died a month later on September 27th and is … Continue reading

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