Rose Family Association


The huge Rose collection consisting of about 1200 files (Family Files, Location Files, etc.), 50 manuscripts, 20 books, complete set of the quarterly Rose Family Bulletin and the quarterly Newsletter and other important ROSE records have been transferred to a repository. Be sure to read about this in the March 2016 issue, or by going to the Members Only corner of the website. [Click on Members, then on Members Only.]



All the 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues are posted as are the issues thus far published in 2016. If you haven't renewed for 2016 please do so - the renewal form is on the "Members Only" section under the "Members" link above. Please also renew for 2017.

To new members ... join for 2016 and you will receive three years of publications, that is, 2013-2015 if you pick them up online at our Members Only corner!

Some great articles you won't want to miss.

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A very well-done video of a line from John and Rebecca (Bowen) Rose family of Wolfe Co., KY was prepared and narrated by member Gary Barker for the use of Rose descendants. It is about 10 minutes. Immediate following it is another video of the Barker family which can be watched but Gary tells us he could not separate them. Just stop the video after the Rose segment if you wish, or watch both. We cannot image the time and thought it took to prepare this. Perhaps it will give others ideas for their own family. We thank Gary for sharing this! Let us know your thoughts.

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Christine Rose's Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures, highly reviewed, is available at a special price to 2016 members. Ordinarly $21.98 for this 219 page 8 1/2 x 11 guidebook, 2016 members may receive it for $15.00 plus the $6.45 priority shipping. OFFER EXPIRES December 1, 2016. Don't miss this chance! It is extremely useful not only for those who wish to visit a courthouse, but for those who can't for it explains the different departments, what's to be found in each, what is important etc. This information will assist you in contacting the courthouse if you can't visit personally. Courthouse records are not generally available online and thus the importance of knowing what is there and how to find it and how to use it!!



The Rose Family Association is not for one particular family of Rose; it includes records for Roses who lived nationwide. This website is not intended to cover all the material in possession of the Rose Family Association, for that material is far too voluminous. The Association has vast records - the website only represents a very minute fraction of the collection. Inquire to the Association with details of your family. Include name of the earliest known Rose, dates (or approximate dates), and locations where they lived. Every effort will be made to try to assist. No charge for answering inqueries. If we have a book or a research report, we will quote and you decide whether to get it. If we don't, we'll try to at least provide some leads.

History of the Organization

The quarterly Rose Family Bulletin, published since 1966, and the Association Newsletter (published 1980-1999 and now combined with the Rose Family Bulletin) are full of Rose family information including wills, war files, biographies, census, marriages, photos, queries, war rosters, manuscript items, news items, obituaries, membership lists, lineages, etc. Editor is Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, founder of the organization, together with Seymour T. Rose, Associate Editor. Over fifty-five years has been devoted to researching the Rose families of the United States, all nationalities.

Records of the Association

The Association has hundreds of thousands of records and many photocopies of original documents including Bible records, pension files, wills, deeds, marriages, family records, etc. The information on this website only reflects a very few of the Rose records as it is not possible to list them all. Editors have personally researched in many courthouses, and make data available through Courthouse research reports. There is NO CHARGE for editors to look up information from the voluminous Rose items. If it is determined that there is a courthouse report or a family research report available on the family, a quote will be given adivising of the cost of the reports (which range from $13.00 to $20.00 depending upon the family). There is no obligation to purchase any report.

Rose Family Bulletin

This quarterly magazine has been published since 1966. It presently has 24- 26 pages per issue, indexed each issue, and contains important items for Rose research such as marriages, census, biographies, estates, military files, queries, new members, lineages of members, photographs, Bible records, and more.

Membership rates:
Regular $20.00
Contributing $22.00
Sustaining $26.00
Spouse: Add $2.00 to any of the above

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Rose Feature

We will include a "Rose Feature" on the website – changing it periodically. The Rose features will include interesting Rose biographies. We also have available on this website the Rose Revolutionary Pension Index for Rose. Listing of Courthouse Reports. Other Rose items will be added; check back with us periodically.

Rose Family Reports

The Association has available over 200 compiled family reports. These reports usually cover 3-5 generations of the family (sometimes more), and include all the known information. they are not family sheets; they are compiled abstracts from such items as wills, deeds, civil records, census, military files, tombstones, federal land records, etc. Very often they include information obtained by editors from personal trips to the courthouses; also records from a variety of other sources, as well as records of descendants. The price of the reports usually range from $12.00 to $20.00, depending upon the size of the report. Let us know the family you seek, and we will advise you whether we have a report available. (No obligation!) Go to the itemized listing at Rose Family Reports.

Courthouse Reports

Editors have been to over 500 courthouses, and offer Courthouse research reports from many of them. These listings are now available on this website with a further description.


In addition to the quarterly publication, the Association has published two major Rose genealogies, six booklets on Rose, has available Rose Family Research Reports on many different Rose families, and Courthouse Research Reports of Rose records of Rose records. Other books are in progress.


ALL INQUIRIES ARE ANSWERED. Assistance and suggestions are given by mail after examining the huge collection if details are provided on the earliest known Rose of the querist's family. Contact the Association either by mail at 761 Villa Teresa Way, San Jose, CA 95123 or email When emailing directly to the Rose Family Association about a Rose, please include dates/approximate dates for the Rose in question, counties and states in which the family lived, names of brothers and sisters of the earliest known Rose if known, etc. This will assist us in finding the person requested. Also, please include your full name and U.S. postal address when emailing to the Association, as all inquiries are filed by addresses. This assists the Association in being able to keep track of the inquiries and responses.


The Association does not maintain a forum. For years Rose queries were instead posted to GenForum's ROSE page but unfortunately that has now been discontinued. Those postings however can still be accessed though not in the same form, at Try going to and then following the links. Fill out their search form for the "forum" of "Rose."


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