Puritan Great Migration Project

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Welcome to the Puritan Great Migration WikiProject!

This project focuses on improving profile pages and research of early New England colonists who started arriving after the Mayflower and form the 20-40k settlers who arrived as part of the "Great Migration" generally associated with the Puritans between 1621 and 1650. It includes both Puritans and non-Puritans, with the exception of those who came over in 1620 on the Mayflower, which has its own project.

As you edit and improve profile pages, place {{PGM}} on any profile page of someone who EMIGRATED to New England during the above time period. This is just for immigrants, not for their descendants.

When using g2g to discuss research related to the Puritan Great Migration, please use the tag PGM.


Project Box

These will display the project box, and will also put the profile in Category:Puritan Great Migration, so you don't need to include the Category line when you use the project box.>

1. General The general project box for this project is Template:Puritan Great Migration. To use it on a profile, just put the following text on the profile, above the biography:

{{Puritan Great Migration}}

(Template:Puritan Great Migration)

2. GMB To show which page in Anderson's the "The Great Migration Begins" contains the entry for this person:

{{PGM-GMB|1234}} The number required is the page number.


3. GM-Series 2 To show which page in Anderson's the "The Great Migration", Series 2, contains the entry for this person:

{{PGM-GM2|2, p. 123}} The first number is the volume number followed by page and number.


NOTE: If you can help us find a better image for the template, please point us in the right direction; not really liking the current image which is a way-too-small image of a painting of Winthrop's fleet.


If you are interested in discussing profile narrative standards, please consider participating in the Profile Improvement Project.

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The leader of this project is Jillaine Smith. See the badge report for the full list of current participants.

How to Join

If you would like to be involved in the Puritan Great Migration project, please do the following:

  1. Add PGM to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask Jillaine to award you the Puritan Great Migration Project Member badge.
  3. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now. (Be sure to update it periodically.)

Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

Current challenges

The main challenges confronting this project include (in this order):

  1. Merging of duplicate profile pages. Because PGM profiles are also historically-significant, there are MANY duplicates. This includes finding and merging duplicates, then cleaning up the resulting narrative.
  2. Correcting incorrect data that does not reflect the most current research, citing sources for each fact.
  3. Adding [[Category:Puritan Great Migration]] to appropriate profile pages.

Current Big Projects that Need Help

  1. Now that we have a template (we're in search of a better image, though), we need people to go through the Category:Puritan_Great_Migration page, click on each profile there, and for each PMG profile, add the PGM template to the top of the profile narrative (above == Biography == or whatever the first section header is.
  2. De-duping Richard Kimball - I'm not sure what the status of this is; could use someone's help assessing it and offering next steps
  3. Those of us working from Anderson's Great Migration series are typically de-duping the immigrating ancestor, his spouse, his children (sometimes), and anyone "up the line" (parents, grandparents, etc.). We need help merging duplicate profiles "down the line" (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc...)

Useful Pages

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