William Henry Roll

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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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The Spanish Missions of Arizona and Sonora

The Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert were a series of Roman Catholic religious outposts established by Spanish religious orders for the conversion of the Pima and Tohono O'odham, indigenous peoples, residing in the Sonoran Desert. The missions provided Spain a presence in its frontier territory of the Sonora and Sinaloa Province in the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

The missions were in an area of the Sonoran Desert called PimerĂ­a Alta and PimerĂ­a Baja This area now spans the international border between Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona, United States.

Arizona and Sonora Missions

The Arizona and Sonora MIssions