The form about pre-1700 projects is supposed to encourage people to communicate and cooperate with the project(s) that have expertise about the particular situation (typically a place, historical event, or group) that a person or family of interest belongs to. Communication and cooperation can assist people with research, reduce the incidence of duplicates, and improve the quality of sourcing on pre-1700 profiles.
Coordination with a project does not require that the profile be managed by the project, and It is not necessary for every pre-1700 profile to be managed by project.
In this situation, Shawn ought to make contact with either the Connecticut project or the Massachusetts project (or both). Either project should be able to provide useful advice.