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WELCOME to the PGM sub-project Puritan Great Migration Beyond New England, the place for profiles of Great Migration-era immigrants who moved on from New England.

GOAL: The goal of this sub-project is to ensure that each emigrant to New England between 1620 and 1640 - who then proceeded to permanently leave New England - has an updated profile or if needed, has a new profile created.

The sub-project does NOT include ancestors who routinely sailed between England and New England... only those who left permanently to reside elsewhere.

MEMBERSHIP: You need the Puritan Great Migration badge before becoming a member of the sub-project. To receive a badge, look for the current "PGM Want to Join" post on "genealogist to genealogist" (g2g) where you need to request the badge and fulfill the requirements to be in the PGM project.

Or, if you're already a member of the PGM project, just answer the current "PGM Beyond" g2g post.

COORDINATION: Our work on PGM Beyond will be coordinated on a space page entitled "'PGM Beyond New England Bulletin Board"' here: [1]

SOURCES: This sub-project is based on the following frequently used sources:

  • Great Migration Begins and Great Migration, by Robert Charles Anderson; both of which can be found online at the subscription site, American Ancestors found here: [2]. Or the collection can be purchased hardcopy here: [3].
  • Great Migration Directory by Robert Charles Anderson; which can be purchased here: [4].
  • Abandoning America, Life-Stories from Early New England by Susan Hardman Moore; may be purchased here: [5].
  • Having a subscription to American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society) will enhance your ability to update these profiles.

PGM Beyond Team

There is no Coordinator for the Sub-Project at this time.


  • You may want to work on your own ancestors first. If they migrated to New England after 1620 and by the end of 1640 then left New England sometime during their life-time, they are eligible.
Add the PGM Beyond New England Sticker to any profile you've identified - the ones that fit our parameters - so people will be able to easily identify our sub-project. We want the sticker on every "PGM Beyond" profile. To see how the sticker looks and to get instructions about its use, go here: [6]. Adding the sticker will automatically add the profile to the PGM Beyond New England category.
Many of the "Beyond" profiles are featured in "Abandoning America." Use this resource, along with others listed in GMD to write original biographies - do not copy directly from any source unless it is a cited short sentence within quotes.
Add Inline citations (with a link to the source). Inline citations are used on all PGM Beyond New England profiles. See Style Guide here: [7] and the complete style guide can be found here: [8]
Work on a profile as much as you desire. If you don't have the time to finish or just want to move on to another task, add an explanatory comment section so another Beyond Team Member will know what has been accomplished. Then add the Category:Puritan Great Migration Beyond Project Maintenance Categories, which is also in the same category box pop up as explained above, except you need to manually enter the word "puritan" to make it pop up.
  • When finished with your own ancestors, continue by going to the PGM Beyond maintenance page, choose a profile, click and update. In many/most instances sources, I have endeavored to be helpful by listing sources for the profiles on the PGM Beyond maintenance page. When you've completed your work, (1) delete the Category:Beyond Maintenance Category, (2) add the PGM Beyond sticker.
The PGM Maintenance category is found here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Puritan_Great_Migration_Beyond_Project_Maintenance_Categories
The PGM Beyond New England Sticker information is found here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:PGM_Beyond


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