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 Me



Researching? Want to work with me?

Researching the Roll or allied families? I am eager to share what I have, and wish to find like-minded researchers. If you are a descendant of one of my ancestors, I am interested in cooperating with you.

The only way to preserve your family history for posterity is to put it where everyone has equal and free access. I am willing to show you where and how this can be done.

I will try to respond to all communications. All information received, unless obviously private, will be viewed as presented for possible publication, and subject to editing, unless requested specifically otherwise.

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  The Roll Family Windmill
  William Henry Roll, Editor
  253 Hickory Street North
  Blythe, CA 92225

My email address is at the bottom of this page.