PGM & Providence Island?

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After working on Richard Lane's profile a bit, I still have not found a project for him. An immigrant to Providence Island, the other major destination for Puritans in the 1630's, he doesn't technically qualify for PGM but he certainly was a Puritan who migrated to the Americas so I wonder if this is yet another exception that perhaps the project could manage under the adjunct badge?

On the other hand, I would assume the main sources don't cover this particular colony so maybe he's destined to be project-less. Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Richard Lane
in Genealogy Help by Kirk Hess G2G6 Mach 7 (73.3k points)
edited by Kirk Hess

Specifically, his family emigrated 16 Apr 1635 on the Expectation. After the Spanish conquest in 1641 all the English settlers left; I assume some survivors would have moved to New England, so possibly another exception to the 1640 rule.

Does he really need project protection? Does he fit the requirements? Requirements for PPP -

I don't need an answer, but for you to think about.

Interesting I know of a captain John Lane who was born 3/01/1701 with unknown origins. Who was born in New Hampshire.
No project, so no project protection...
If the profile needs project protection, a project can be found to take responsibility for that. But at the moment I don't see a need for project protection for this profile.

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The Puritan Great Migration Project is focused on a "Great Migration" to New England in the two decades 1621 to 1640. Many of the migrants weren't Puritans, but that word is included in the project name to distinguish it from other "Great Migrations" and because the 1621-1640 migration is associated with Puritans. It does not include Puritans who didn't go to New England.

The Providence Island colony is described on Wikipedia. I think it should have a category and would be a great topic for a free-space page.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
selected by Pip Sheppard

There are categories (but the contents of the pages should be moved to new free-space pages) for and .

And I found some more Providence Island settlers in WikiTree:

There are probably others. To the extent that these people were also in New England, the PGM project is appropriate -- and may be able to help with the ones who weren't in New England. Also, Providence Island isn't really part of the Bahamas, but the Bahamas Project might be able to help with this topic.

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