Want to Join the Puritan Great Migration (PGM) Project? [closed]

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Do you have ancestors who immigrated to New England between 1621 and 1640?

At WikiTree, this time period is covered by the Puritan Great Migration Project (PGM), although not everyone who immigrated during the time frame was a Puritan.

There are several ways to participate in the PGM Project.

A. Acknowledge. To acknowledge that you have ancestors who immigrated 1621-1640, place this sticker on your own profile: {{PGM Descendant|[[WikiTree-ID|PGM Ancestor Name]]}}. (Copy and Paste to your profile. Replace the highlighted area with your ancestor's information.)  For example: {{PGM Descendant|[[Swift-95|William Swift]]}}

B. Be Informed & Learn. Do you want to improve your understanding of PGM-era profiles and know what’s going on with the project? Are you new to WikiTree, and think you might want to join the project in the future? Read the Project pageFollow the G2G tag  pgm .

C. Contribute Do you love puzzles, enjoy research and improving sourcing on profiles? Then you might want to actively participate in the improvement of PGM profiles. As common ancestors to so many generations, these profiles often have duplicates needing merging, and incorrect data that needs sourcing and correcting. If this interests you, please read the Project page to find out more details. Follow the tag  pgm , and request the badge by posting an ANSWER (not a comment) to this question. Please include a link to a profile you've created or edited that demonstrates your understanding of WikiTree editing generally, and PGM guidelines, research and sourcing. NOTE: After receiving your badge, you will be asked to join the PGM Google Group, which is one of the tools project volunteers use to track PGM profiles.

Hint! it is absolutely a pre-requisite of improving PGM profiles that you know how to work with and create inline citations

Thank you

Puritan Great Migration Project

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (817k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith
I would like to join.  I have quite a few PGM ancestors and have access to the databases at Americanancestors.org and Ancestry for easy sourcing. (The Hathi Trust is great too)  I currentlly am the historian for the Linnell Family Association https://linnell.quickgen.net/.

I am new to wikitree and I also dive into early english and Medieval genealogy. I have the Douglas Richardson Royal Ancestry series, physical copies of Complete Peerage, and use the Hathi Trust, BHO, and the British National Archives for a lot for sourcing.

Profile examples, I redid these https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stoughton-3 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Exhurst-1 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stoughton-50https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Quick-34  New Example https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Quick-3298 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Quick-1877  Thanks :)
Hi Jason,  The other Co-Leader of the Puritan Great Migration project usually responds to these requests.  But a favor, will you please click answer, (not comment) then make your request again?  That will insure that Jillaine will see it and respond to you. Thank you.

Cheryl Skordahl

PGM Co-Leader

4 Answers

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I think this was the first project I started attempting to join...now I'm a member of Mayflower, SoCol, and have responded to U.S....I really don't think I'm overdoing it, though--with the history on both sides of my family, I'll be filling in details for a good long time...and, it's great therapy!

My peeps all came over between 1621 and before 1776, from what I've seen.  I prettied this profile up a bit, although it's still pretty simple:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Terry-7024
by Loretta Buckner G2G6 (7.1k points)
Hi Loretta, I've added you to the PGM project; thanks for your interest. I'll also invite you to the PGM project google group if you want to follow the PGM activity feed.
Yes, thank you--I'm finding so many outlets for my need to research!
+4 votes
Yes I have many ancestors that were the first settlers to include Jamestown, Plymouth, Newport, New York, Boston, and many others
by Thomas Peterson G2G Crew (980 points)
Welcome, Thomas!

I've given you the project badge. If you'd like to follow the project feed (changes to PGM-managed profiles), please send me a private message so I can add you to the Google group for that purpose.
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Hi Jillaine and Cheryl, I'd like to join the PGM group as well.  Hopefully you will find the Goole-2 profile for Francis Gould/Gold/Goold/Guod/Goode serviceable, you can tell I like rigorous sourcing and try to use sources that are 1) primary and 2) free for all to view.

You might not have known that Francis was the progenitor of The Goodies back in the 70s, although you are probably too young for that ;)

Thanks for your consideration!

Brad Stauf
by Brad Stauf G2G6 Mach 2 (29.8k points)
Thanks, Brad. I'll give you the PGM badge. Will also send you a note separately about the PGM google group/feed.
Nice to find you here, Brad.  Enjoy!
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My ancestor (among others) is John Benson Jr. (Benson-620). I recently became a member of the NSSDP by proving my linage successfully. John Benson came to America on The Confidence in 1638. Both of his parents came over during the Puritan Migration as well. His father came on The Confidence and his mother on The Anne. I have contribute sources to his profile.
by Ellen Altenburg G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)
Thanks for your interest. Can you please send me a private message so I can invite you to the project's google group?

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