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US Southern Colonies Pre 1700 Team

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US Southern Colonies Project | Managed Profiles Teams | Pre 1700 Team



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The Pre-1700 Managed Profiles Team for the US Southern Colonies project focuses on those individuals who lived in southern colonies prior to 1700. These often include the earliest settlers.

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Welcome new team member Ken Spratlin!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Dear members of the pre-1700 managed profiles team, a couple of things:

1. You may notice that Liz is acting as interim Project Coordinator and Team Leader for both managed profiles teams; we are seeking a replacement in each role. Find out more about roles here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Southern_Colonies_Project_Roles and contact Liz if you're interested.

2. Whether or not you are interested in Project Coordinator or Team Leader, we are also seeking someone comfortable navigating Google Sheets-- where we track action needed related to requests for project management of profiles that fall within the scope of the project. If you love spreadsheets generally or Google sheets specifically (or are willing to learn), contact ME and I'll walk you through what we do there.

Thanks so much for supporting the work of the project.

posted by Jillaine Smith
Update: as of 4 Nov, all pre-1700 submissions to the Managed Profile requests form have been reviewed by me; thanks David D for making the necessary changes last month.
posted by Jillaine Smith
What a GREAT update! Congratulations Jillaine & David!

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks. I wish that meant we were done. There's a whole other list generated by Ales of several hundred profiles that have PPP status without a project and fall under the scope of the project. It's great work for when I have a little break here and there during my day.
posted by Jillaine Smith
And another new member to the pre-1700 team: Denise Freeman!
posted by Jillaine Smith
UPDATE 29 Aug 2020: The following link no longer provides project-specific suggestions of this type. We have to scan (ctrl-F works well) the search results for profiles managed by our project.

Managed Profiles Team 1600-1700, I've just learned that AleŇ° is going to run an automated check on profiles that have PPP but are missing a project account, and remove the PPP if there is no project account. I know that there are still a large number of those within US Southern Colonies' domain, so it's now become a priority to work our way through the list and correct them. I want US to decide which should be removed and which shouldn't, not a bot. You can find the list here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_Project_Status#WikiTree-24_US_Southern_Colonies_Project . Pay particular attention to 1600-1699 rows #4 (195 profiles) and #8 (593 profiles) because those are the ones he's going to automate first. That's a total of 788 profiles that need checking. Whoah. There are five of us on the pre-1700 team (and some of us overlap with the 1700-1776 team...). That's 157 profiles each to check.

Perhaps we could set a challenge for ourselves to get through the list, together, this weekend? Perhaps each of us signs up for some number so we're not stepping on each others' toes. Is the following even possible?

1-157: Jillaine 158-315: ______ 316-473: ______ 474-630: ______ 631-788: ______

posted by Jillaine Smith
edited by Jillaine Smith
Two things:

1) I completed 1-157. Seeking help on the others.

2) please welcome Chad Olivent to the project and to the pre-1700 managed profiles team

posted by Jillaine Smith
Making a few changed to Samuel Gentry, mostly improving some formatting and merged data. I wrote most of the profile several years ago and am part of the US Southern Colonies project. This is my attempt to "coordinate". If I'm stepping out of line in anyway, please let me know. I have a few ancestors in this category that I've worked on in the past. Happy to join the team if desired.
posted by Jeff Gentry
Nice work on Gentry-96, Jeff and thanks for "collaborating." It is not at all out of line to improve narratives and strengthen sourcing, which it looks like you're doing on Gentry-96. Thank you.

This particular team focuses on profiles of people born before 1700 *that need project co-management.* Not all do. For example, there appears to be little that is controversial or tricky about Samuel, unless, for example, there is controversy about his origins. I could be incorrect about that. But if working on the tricky ones is of interest to you, yes, by all means, join the team. I also see you're on the data doctors team. Thanks for anything you're doing over there as well.

-- Jillaine, co-leader

posted by Jillaine Smith
Thanks for the feedback. There is no unusual controversy regarding this profile. There is another one that I'm planning to do some work on that might result in some conflict. I may come back for some advice. Data Doctors keeps me busy if I have a desire to when I feel the need, but lately my available time has been limited. I may come back and ask to join up though! Thanks again and have a good day.
posted by Jeff Gentry
(Apologies for the cross-posting)

FYI, I'm monitoring the requests for project review of profiles; it's an online form that feeds a google spreadsheet. I've gotten caught up on both pre-1700 and 1701-1776 requests.

Is there anyone here who is comfortable with google spreadsheets? We've got another tab on the same spreadsheet of pre-existing PPP profiles related to US SC that need review. I'd love some help.

posted by Jillaine Smith
I'd like to come up with a better name for this team-- perhaps something like Founding Families?
posted by Jillaine Smith