Do pre 1700 immigrants who came later than the mayflower belong in the Mayflower project

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in The Tree House by Kate Warren G2G2 (2.0k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Kate, as Doug explained, the Mayflower project has a restrictive scope. However, there are several other WikiTree projects for colonial American settlers:

We also have projects for Huguenot migrants and settlers in New Sweden. And some of the state-specific sub-projects of the US History Project deal with pre-1700 settlers (for example, the Massachusetts project and the Maryland project).

If you can't find the right project for an ancestral family of yours, just ask!

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
selected by Eric McDaniel
I have to say I have ancestors in all of those categoies except New Sweden.  Do I join all of those projects to be able to add them to my tree or can i just make a match and refer editing to the people on the different projects?  I am willing to work on projects but don't have time for all of them.
You don't need to join.these projects in order to edit your ancestors' profiles  However, if you are editing early ancestors it's important to be aware of the projects and the measures the various projects have implemented to ensure quality. And the projects can be valuable resources, so it's in your best interested to get acquainted with them.
And don't expect to "refer editing" to project members. The projects are not volunteer armies to do free genealogical research and writing for other Wikitreers who can't be bothered to do it themselves. If we want to add and edit in these areas, we need to actively cooperate with the projects.
I apparently did not express myself well.  I was not referring to doing research for me, only checking to see if sources I have are reliable, have helpful info and adequate detail, which people have been doing anyway on the profiles that fit a project that I have worked on. I am new at this and have a lot to learn.
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By the goals of the Mayflower project, they wouldn't be covered unless they were children of Mayflower passengers:

The Mayflower Project currently covers the passengers of the Mayflower, their descendants for two generations or born before 1700, which ever is more inclusive.

The "before 1700" is to cover a generation of descendants of Mayflower passengers that might be a third generation but only if born before 1700.

by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (556k points)
The husbands, and wives of passengers are also included as part of the Mayflower project. The reason for this is to keep the family group together as much as possible on WikiTree.  There is an over lap of the PGM project and the Mayflower project as far as the reference books are concerned - Anderson's Great Migration series and the Mayflower Society's "Silver Book" for 5 generations. Many of us have ancestors that fall into both groups.

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