William Henry Roll

Welcome to the new and improved Roll Family Windmill website! We have upgraded our authoring tools to design and create content and present it to you with style. We will be better able to maintain content and share information about the genealogy of the Roll and allied families.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


This website was created the old-fashioned way; it has been hand coded.

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Collaborate with Others

Why Collaborate?

Sharing our genealogy with others helps, because it lets the world know what we have accomplished, and it sets a good example which leads to collaboration. The more we share, the more likely we will find relatives willing to share with us. Through collaboration our peers can evaluate our work and give constructive suggestions for improvement. Sharing opens up a free exchange of ideas and creates a dynamic that helps everyone including us. The next generation of researchers will have a foundation on which to build, and otherwise fragmented families can be united. If we plan to have others see our product, we will tend to do higher quality work.

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Sharing: a good way to find ancestors

This article at FamilySearch Wiki reviews reasons for sharing, what to share, where to share, and what to expect from sharing.