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M Cole

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Signed 12 Mar 2017 | 105,854 contributions | 8,166 thank-yous | 1,238 connections
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I'm also a Project Coordinator for the Puritan Great Migration Project.
M Cole
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M, Thank you for the comment on Thomas Lamb. I put it back the way it was.
posted by Charlie Powell
M, Thank you for creating Unknown-652158; I appreciate the effort you put into the profile (and everything else you do on WikiTree).
posted by Gregg Purinton
Thanks, Gregg. Feel free to make any additional improvements!

Sorry that it took a while. FYI - if you need to communicate with the PGM project, comments get reviewed more frequently than PMs. Profile comments are probably the better way to reach us.

posted by M Cole
Just posting to let you know I received your PM. Thank you, M.
posted by M. Hebert
I have updated the last name for Betsy Kelley Thomas to Chaffin. The profile link is now . Thank you for the additional information and if I can help with anything else, please let me know.
posted by Laurie (Kelley) Wentz
Many Thanks to you for passing along the control of my Grandmother's profile!
posted by Pam Channel
Hi Pam, Happy to see you here on WikiTree. Thank YOU for sharing about your grandmother.
posted by M Cole
When I looked at the profile of John Budd today it looked like the marriage date was sometime between 1620 and 1673. I did change it back to just the 1620 date which is sourced from Sussex Parish Registers. Katherine would likely have Been way past child bearing age when John Budd died, so it is not likely she had any more children. I may have come across her burial place. just not quite certain at this point. It’s not where we might expect it.
posted by Anne X
edited by Anne X
Hi Anne, the second date is when the marriage ended. In this case because death. It’s not related to the marriage date
posted by M Cole
Hello, looks like you are my 10th cousin direct through the Fuller line.

p.s. Can I join the PGM project?

posted by Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom
edited by Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom
Hi cousin!

Here’s the post to join the PGM Project:

posted by M Cole
Where did the gedcom junk come from on

I did NOT submit it.

posted by Beryl Meehan
I have no idea. It was just can see the edit. I just changed the numbered sources to named inline citations.
posted by M Cole
So strange. I find the change log misleading (have seen this kind of thing before) in that it records the last person's edit as if that is the source / person doing such. I never submitted a gedcom on this, but I have edited the notes for sure.
posted by Beryl Meehan
I know exactly what you mean. It is confusing. The "last edited by" name, has nothing to do with what is shown on the "before" snapshot.
posted by M Cole
Hi M,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
My West line from Matthew goes through Shrewsbury, New Jersey and is established. This West line comes to me by the marriage of Margaret West to Philip Edwards (through my Paternal Grandmother). My direct Paternal West line comes through Richard West through Greenwich, New Jersey. I am FTDNA tested to the Y-111 level. Thus far have little DNA direct shown Cousins. Both West lines have yet to be locked down to the immigrant individual beyond a shadow of doubt.
posted by William West Jr.
Opps.. Sorry- I am John Thayer's 8th Great Grand Nephew, not the other way around.


posted by David Knapp Sr
I would like to join the "Thayer One Name Study." John Thayer (1610-1610) is my 8th Great Grand Nephew. John's mother was Ursula (Dimery) Thayer (1568-1627). Ursula is my ninth Great Grandmother.

Thanks very much for your consideration. Dave Knapp Knapp-3513

posted by David Knapp Sr
Hi M,

Just join this site so I'm hoping I am proceeding correctly. I saw your reference to Sereno Dwight, son of Elizabeth Wheelock. This is my family line. Is this your direct line? Have you found anything in your searches that possibly ties this family to Capt. Sml Wheelock and Hannah Amidon of Tyringham MA?

Sincere thanks for your time, Sandra

posted by Sandra Corcoran
Hi M!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  2. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  3. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi Sharon, I’m not sure I understand. Can you explain?
posted by M Cole
just some information on the relationships of Snows, Shaws, Aldens and others. Joseph Snow 1664-1753 m. Hopestill Alden 1671-1753, two of children were James Snow 1693-1749 m. Ruth Shaw, his brother my ancestor Isaac Snow 1700-1737 m. Hannah Shaw 1704-1762
posted by Sharon Smith

I think this orphaned profile is PGM eligible though not in Anderson Luke Potter. He was made Freeman in Concord 13 Mar 1638/39 so that places him in New England by 1638. (

There has been activity on the profile during the latter part of 2020 so unless it was a very recent orphan, I'm surprised it wasn't adopted.


posted by Mike Dobson
edited by Mike Dobson
Thanks. He’s in the GM Directory. I added the PGM project box, a leader will add the project account in a few days
posted by M Cole
Hi M,

Thanks for adding the Anderson Directory info to Edward Clark’s profile. However I think the third entry might be for a different Edward. This one showed up in Portsmouth in 1657. I suppose he could have gone from his original place to Portsmouth though... I will check out the sources. I have seen the GDMNH one before and it goes along with the Torrey info

posted by S (Hill) Willson
edited by S (Hill) Willson
I added it because it was the same GDMNH page, and if they are different it might be helpful to distinguish the two.
posted by M Cole
Excellent point M. I just didn’t want people to get more confused. :)

Thank you.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
I am confused. I see and understand you have rejected a proposed merger of [Fits-Raandolph 42] and [Randolphs 1621]. I am naive - but I don't see the reason for the rejection.

Also, in the table below about matches it doesn't show any matches at all. Jim Vincent

posted by Jim Vincent
Jim, I don’t see the table you’re referring recollection is that it was an unmerged match that I removed so I could then propose an actual merge.
posted by M Cole
Sorry – it is early in the morning and I must be mistaken. I can’t find the e-mail that said the merger was rejected by you.

And I see I mistyped the names – and in fact I can’t even find the people I cited. I must have been dreaming. And I am a bad typist. Jim Vincent

posted by Jim Vincent
Jim: I found the match you were talking about. I did reject it. One was for a PGM profile, the other was for a Guest Member. But that information wouldn't have shown up in the email.
posted by M Cole
Thank you for your efforts with Holly-953. It was my mistake to even create this non-person. I just posted as complete an explanation as I can onto her page (Holly-953)

Thank you again, and I apologize again.

posted by Barbara (S.) L
Thanks for fixing all those ref tags this weekend.
posted by Jillaine Smith
You added PPP to Unknown-471285 so I'm getting complaints that it's not set up correctly. I've never found a solution to this, other than to attempt removal of PPP in those cases where the project disowns it, or once when a project was willing to say how it should be set up.


posted by Tim Prince
Hi Tim, I didn’t add PPP to the profile. I suggest that you post a comment on that profile explaining the specific complaint. It seems to be set up correctly.
posted by M Cole
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks for finding the merge, it was from a profile that I adopted. You may find more from that family lol
Thanks for all the cleanup you've recently been doing due to duplicates created by others and parental mis attachments by others. I'm scanning the PGM feed and you're doing a lot to help. Thank you!
posted by Jillaine Smith
Thank you M Cole for directing me to my mistake in the last name for the brothers, from French to Underwood.

Keep pruning!


James Appleby (Appleby-206) was created in April 2012, not very recent!! Although I have been going through my watchlist and adding missing bios.

The later James, who I checked out when I edited this James, has a wife in New Jersey, who probably needs detachment.

I found births for several more Appleby children, but those records, don't necessarily link to James and Dorcas. I think the later ones, might appear in his will, which I cannot find any access to.

posted by Chris Hoyt
Hello, Thanks for bringing Cynthia's profile to my attention. dusty
posted by [Living Boren]
Hi M, I have updated the settings for Martha and Daniel Conant for you. Let me know if there are any others. Thanks! Virginia
posted by Virginia Underwood
Hi M,

Thanks for pointing out the problems with the profile of Marjorie Robinson-28813. I am attempting to contact those who claim to be her direct descendants in an effort to elicit evidence proving her dob, parents, etc. Are you connected to these Robinson's? As to your statement, "Let me know if there are any objections to disconnecting," the answer is emphatically YES, I OBJECT to any disconnections without an exhaustive investigation and a reconnection to new parents with evidence provided. To do otherwise relegates the profile to a state of limbo where they may never be seen again. The solution is not to disconnect them but to find evidence supporting who their parents are. ~Skip

posted by [Living Magyar]
Thanks for your message about Edson-849 - please go ahead.

Regards, Martin

posted by Martin White
Hi I think the date of death on here is actually from Susanna Breck wife of JOHN Breck, not Edward. Susanna is mentioned in Edward's probate file, and she later remarried to Daniel Loring.

You have better information than I. I have deleted myself as profile manager. She is looking for a new caretaker...

posted by Peter Rohman

, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
RE: Jonathan Bush Thanks, I've sent a correction to the FindAGrave page of Jonathan Bush.
posted by Thomas B
M, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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