Project: Puritan Great Migration

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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.

Contents

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}}
or
{{PGM}}
Result:


(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.
Result:

(Template:PGM-GMB)


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.
Result:

(Template:PGM-GM2)


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.

Guidance

  • Sources. Please read this page for a range of sources that the project is using to support our efforts.
  • Narrative clean-up. Recognizing that not all members of this project have the same level of interest or availability, the following are guidelines, not requirements. The ultimate goal is to have a profile that is easily readable, devoid of duplicative data and useless information (such as REF ID numbers generated by uploaded GEDCOMs), and conveys a brief chronological history of the individual. Suggested subheaders include:
    • Disputed Origins (or Relations). Open with this when there is significant difference of opinion about parentage or spouses. Describe the problem and link to disproven or unproven links. Here's an example. Note the section also includes a link to a related G2G question-- another good practice for discussing such disputes.
    • Biography. Typically organized in a chronological manner, this section describes the life of the person.
    • Last Will & Testament. Because such documents often include very important family-relationship information, please include where available. It is not necessary to transcribe the entire text of a will; simply highlight the particulars. Here's an example.
    • Sources. There is still a lot of inconsistency about how Sources are displayed. There are three types of sources:
      • Footnotes. This would contain the <references /> tag and be the place where footnoted references appear.
      • Additional Sources. These are additional sources of interest, not appearing in specific footnotes, but that provide otherwise good information.
      • Contributors. This is a list of wikitree users who have contributed sourced information-- usually IDs associated with pre-merged duplicate profiles. If in doubt about whether the person contributed sourced information, leave them in. If you spend time cleaning up this profile, you may add yourself, but it is not required.

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

Participants pgm.gif

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!

  • Darlene Athey Hill - Will focus on the Nantucket families.
  • Mike Bancroft -
  • Tom Bredehoft - My primary interest is the Pettibone Family. I expect to be active on merging duplicates and cleaning up profiles.
  • Kyle Dane - Dane, Thacher, Sherman and Pond first, then any related families (which could be all of them).
  • April Dauenhauer - Began with Editha Stebbins-304, wife of Robert Day-268; her 2nd husband John Maynard-117, 3rd husband, Elizur Holyoke (working merges); Elizur's father-in-law, William Pynchon-3; Edward Holyoke-18; Peter Woodward-144; John Crow-18; Peter Hinsdale-2; Richard Tuttle-565, his son John Tuttle-386. Other profiles in my tree, or by marriage, or by adoption.
  • Eowyn - I'll work on adding the template to profiles in the Puritan category. (Done through Edward Culver (8/1/13)
  • Kimball G. Everingham - I plan to use Anderson's Great Migration series to update (or at least review) the following profiles: William Bartholomew 1634; William Beardsley 1635; Thomas Bracy 1634; Jehu Burr 1630; Francis Bushnell 1635; Henry Coggan 1634; James Downing 1631; Nathaniel Foote 1634; Richard Harvey 1635; Thomas Hazard 1635; Thomas Joslin 1635; Nicholas Knapp 1630; Robert Lord 1635; Matthew Marvin 1635; Thomas Mayhew 1632; John Niles 1634; James Olmstead 1632; Thomas Page 1635; Robert Pease 1634; Ralph Shepard 1635; Timothy Stanley 1634; William Sumner 1635; William Swift 1634; John Warham 1630; Thomas Welles 1635; Joshua Wheat 1635; John Whitcomb 1635; Samuel Whitehead 1634. I'm actively working on those in italics.
  • M. Gaulden, Mags - I am descended from the Lord line which settled in MA, CT, SC, and GA, in that order. (They split from Church's, founded new ones and moved on). As I continue to add my line, I will add the template to my Puritans as well as source information. My first one Thomas Lord is already a PPP.
  • Abby Glann -
  • Kellie Griffith -
  • Stephen Haley -
  • Chris Hoyt Direct descendant of Dolar Davis MA: Nathaniel Mowry RI: Gregory Dexter RI; John Hoyt MA/NH and by marriages, so many other early New England families. Primary focus is on these and their collateral lines and adding source information where I can.
  • Bob Jewett - Primarily work on Maximilian Jewett and his brother Joseph Jewett. Also those folks that came with them in 1638 on the ship John of London with Ezekiel Rogers ... see the Rogers profile for the passenger list.
  • Robert Keniston - I'll be working on my early New England ancestors - Harrington, Cutter, Bemis, Lock(e), Cutler.
  • Steve Krahn -
  • Michael Alan Lewis - lineal male descendant of Edmond Lewes (Ipswich, England, 1634), searching for ancestors in England
  • Merry Ann Palmer -
  • Carole Partridge - Primary lines now are families of John Partridge; Robert and John Bullard; Rowland Stebbins. I'm also interested in Sunderland, Massachusetts, where nine generations of my husband's Clark, Hubbard, and Graves ancestors have lived.
  • Linda Schreiber -
  • Larry Ridgley - Primary lines: Brockett, Inman, Pierce
  • Toby Rockwell -
  • Robert Rockwood -
  • John Schmeeckle - Jenney, Pope, Burgess, Allen (Plymouth); Peckham and Weaver (Rhode Island); Strong and Clark (Conn.)
  • Laura Lee Scott - I am currently working on Timothy Hatherley. I have Doty, Hatch, Sherman, Bridge and Danforth in my ancestry. I enjoy working on the collateral families.
  • Margaret Simons -
  • Jillaine Smith - Anderson's Great Migration Begins; as of 1 Aug '13 I'm at the "J"s
  • Kitty Smith -
  • Michael Spencer - I am interested in the Spencer family and the social and family interconnections throughout the western expansion until about 1880. I am working on the Haddam, CT Founders families, currently on the Cone family (Mehitable Spencer m. Daniel Cone 1661).
  • Becky Syphers -
  • Michael Thomas - Following maternal lineage for the following ancestors: Henry Travis (c1611-1648); John Pers or Pierce (1588-1661); Stephen Streeter (1600-1652); Henry Adams (1583-1646); William Peter Towne (1599-1685); John Bridge (1576-1665); Deacon Edward Rice (1594-1663); Thomas Frost (1616-1639); John Moor (1601-1674); James Phipps (c1606-c1660); and Christopher Brewer (1586-1633). I have now found many other families to follow now that I have compared the PGM list with my database.
  • Daniel Thompson -
  • Vic Watt -
  • Kay Wilson - Thomas Smith (1634-1724) & Elizabeth Patterson
  • Rodney Wood - help format Bio and Sources and merging of duplicate profile pages (especially the Perkins Family)
  • Kelley Rosenbach - Lewis; Paddock; Woodbery; Spencer; Mitchell; Wormwood; Farrington
  • Lynden Raber Rodriguez - I have found so many of my ancestors amongst the PGM I decided to join this project. I love categorizing those profiles I encounter.

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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