Collaborative Profile of the Week presents
Susanna (Riddlesdale) French (1584-1658)
Puritan Great Migration Project
The Puritan Great Migration Project concerns profiles of ancestors who arrived in New England between 1621 and 1640 only. Ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower, or who emigrated to Virginia/Southern States have their own projects.
As these are common ancestors to so many, there are numerous family trees, genealogy texts and the like about these family lines. Many are without any sources, or with incorrect information, carried down and repeated over generations. Many have been duplicated repeatedly on WikiTree and then merged, often without verification of the contents, making the work even more confusing.
The project goal is to accurately document and source these ancestors and present final profiles with only sourced information. This work is often tedious. It requires familiarity with both acceptable sources for this time frame, and a good handle on the use of the Style Guides and formatting methods used on WikiTree.
If you enjoy research, finding those elusive sources, and have familiarized yourself with the ins and outs of editing profile pages to include source documentation, this project might be of interest. There are some sample profiles on the project page so you can see what we are all about.
Our profile this week is:
Susan/Susanna Riddlesdale French.
A quick glance will show you that this ancestor is one that was duplicated over and over, and has undergone numerous merges. Except for one reference to the Essex Probate Record, none of the original profiles had any sources that would meet the project guidelines. A marriage reference and her death source have been added as well as a suggested text to start further research.
This profile needs a biography, including proof of parentage, birth record, marriage record, confirmation of the children listed as being actually of this line etc.
Please help us turn this into a great profile. Remember, when you start to work on some aspect of the profile, post an answer here first to let us know what you're going to work on. That way we won't duplicate work and the question will stay fresh (toward the top) of the G2G forum.