Bachelor in History and Spanish, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1969. Master of Arts in History, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1971.
Kinsearching various Texas newspapers, Texas, since 1976. Rootsearching, West Texas Times and Fort Worth Como Monitor, Fort Worth and Lubbock, 1977-1978. Kinsearching in Texas Vanishing Texas magazine, 1981—1982.
Genealogical columnist National Genealogical Inquirer, West Allis, Wisconsin, 1980-1982, Family Records Today, Kansas City, Missouri, 1982-1995.
Married John Raymond Ross, July 31, 1971 (divorced 1986). Married Ronald Gene Monroe, April 18, 1987.