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Brad Stauf

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Brad Stauf
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 29 Nov 2022
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Hi Brad, Pls see comment I just posted to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Swazey-126 Thank you!
posted by J. West
Got it, thanks. Glad to see your collaboration on these profiles.
posted by Brad Stauf
Do we refer to Wiltshire or Sussex on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grantham-1141
posted by Beryl Meehan
The data section should have said Wiltshire, I've changed it.
posted by Brad Stauf
Brad,

I recently edited George Puddington (abt.1600-abt.1647), and Genej X is apparently reviewing my changes. George is PGM. I now have edited his wife Mary (Pooke) Davis (abt.1609-abt.1695). She is not labelled as PGM. Does the PGM group review the profile and decide whether to add the label? Do I submit a request for a review to the PGM group via the G2G questions tagged PGM? Or, as a non-PGM member, can I just add the label myself?

Thanks,

Gregg

posted by Gregg Purinton
Hi Gregg, good questions all. The (relatively) short answer is that Mary should also be PGM since she married George in England and presumably traveled with him to New England. Many times we don't have explicit documentation for wife & child but unless there is reason to believe that they traveled separatey from the male head of household, we make these family members PGM too. That is, when we remember to do it :)

If this was a brand-new person the normal process would be to submit a G2G query but in this case it's not necessary and I'll send a note to the PGM leaders to add PGM as a profile manager to Mary. Technically you or anybody can add any category to a profile but it's considered better practice to make sure the project (in this case PGM) is aware and in agreement when it will be a project-managed profile.

posted by Brad Stauf
Brad,

I am adding my Ancestry tree to WikiTree, and I am just getting to pre-1700 ancestors. I have pre-1700 certification, but I think I need to join the PGM group to be able to create pre-1700 profiles. I am anticipating that most of my immigrant ancestors already have profiles. My immediate concern is creating a profile for Thomas Mussey, father of Lydia Lydia (Mussey) Purington (abt.1669-1737). Thomas is discussed in the Great Migration, vol V pg 204-205, but his immigration date is not known. Anderson discusses Thomas basically to clear up errors in other published works on early Mussey immigrants. Thomas appears in York County records from about 1650 to 1687.

Thanks,

Gregg

posted by Gregg Purinton
Gregg, thanks for your interest in the PGM project. I'll contact you via private message about the process.
posted by Brad Stauf
Brad,

I posted a comment yesterday on your page relating to Charles Browne of Rowley, MA, citing a source indicating an earlier arrival date in MA from England. Please let me know what you think. Mike

posted by Michael Morris
Hi Michael, I'm not a profile manager of that profile Browne-2520 so did not see the comment you posted there. As Momo pointed out, if you do a 'reply' to a message on a profile rather than a 'new comment' then the original poster will be notified. I'll respond on that profile.
posted by Brad Stauf
Brad,

Thanks for generously working on the G2G problem of Elizabeth Darcy’s father’s first name and improving the parents’ profiles and connecting them!!

Paula

posted by Paula J
edited by Paula J
Yes, I am continuing and all is fine. Thanks. - T Stanton

Hi T!

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:

If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change 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 T Stanton
Hi Brad!

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
edited by Brad Stauf
Thanks Brad, I sure would, I'm happy, don't change a thing!
posted by Brad Stauf
Noticed you’d got a new badge.

Congratulations. Regards, Ann

posted by Ann Browning
Thanks Ann! Good working with you on the Perry bowl of spaghetti :)
posted by Brad Stauf
I’m trying to untangle the Hodsolls as well!

Regards, Ann

posted by Ann Browning
That shiny new badge is very well deserved. Congratulations, Brad!
posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Nice new badge! Congratulations, well-deserved!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge, we all appreciate the hard work you have put into profiles on WikiTree. Please make sure to add pre 1500 as a followed tag and take a look at the Medieval Project as it may be something you are interested in joining.
posted by Robin Lee
Thank you so much for all your work on the Winchester family today, Brad! That is above and beyond anything I was expecting. It is very much appreciated
posted by Ashley Jones JD
I'm a day late and a dollar short, but Sharon Wilson encouraged me to reply. I've been taking a short break from intense research right now, but you can put my name in for profile improvement team. Depending on time constraints, Research Team may be a possibility in the future. Thank you for your efforts to help make PGM profiles trustworthy.
posted by Jill (Neibaur) Olson
Hi Brad,

I promised to let you know which team I would join within the PGM Project. I'd like to join the "Profile Improvement Team". My main goal is to try to use original English parish and other records (wills, land registry docs, local history archives) to improve the profiles of the migrants, and when possible check, clarify or prove their family origins. I will generally leave the Anderson-related and sourcing of American records to others who are resident in USA, and more easily able to verify those records offline where required.

Stewart Partridge

posted by Stewart Partridge
Brad,

Wikitree is quickly becoming a full-time activity for many people. I am past those days, but I would be glad to work on the PGM Profile Team as time allows. I have dozens of PGM ancestors and have been neglecting them lately. I am also a Data Doctor and a member of Categorization.

posted by Michael Thomas
Hi Brad,

Basically I am a newbie to Wikitree and have several New England great Migration Migrants and wondering what is involved with the project and how do I become involved? I tried following the email content but got lost, sorry.

John

posted by John Cole
Hello Brad,

Congratulations on being a featured member. Just checked, and the relationship finder shows you as a cousin to both me and my wife, Alvarado-437. Love to hear from you, and good luck with your ancestor hunting!

posted by Donald Howard
Thanks for all the Wikitree work ! BTW we are 13th cousins...
posted by Loretta Morrison
Good to meet you, 10th cousin.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Hi, I received your message regarding Joseph Ellis (1635-1674). I haven't had the opportunity to work on WikiTree projects in a long time. Our young children are stuck in remote learning while I juggle work. Hopefully someday I can return to being more responsive to requests. I love the WikiTree community. Thanks for all your hard work!
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt
Thanks Elizabeth for getting back to me Elizabeth, I understand. I think I've gotten the Ellis family in pretty good shape and coordinated with a geni.com administrator to get them in sync. Best of luck with the kiddos and stay safe!
posted by Brad Stauf
Thank you for giving “widow Chenery” to her Ellis children. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/UNKNOWN-59470

You’re a pleasure to work with.

posted by Erica Howton
Thanks Erica, you too! A credit to wiki and geni.com both!
posted by Brad Stauf
Hi all you brave people willing to dive into this confusing brew - just a heads up that the brother Joseph's bio text is still calling out George as his father. Also, all the docs I've seen from RIchard's time spell the name as Allis or Ellice. Was choosing keeping "Ellis" for Joseph and his father a conscious policy decision? Again, though, I'm chiming in from the cheap seats. This whole mystery has been a minefield for me, so I relegated myself to the sidelines. But, I'll be interested to see if a Y-DNA match for a descendant of this newly clarified line of Josephs turns up--so that my MRCA becomes "UnknownFIrst Husband of Widow Ellis" instead of Richard as is triangulated today.
posted by Bernard Ellis
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Brad,

I noticed that you made some major changes earlier to Abigail Acey's profile. You disconnected her parents and changed her data. This is Pre-1700 and a Project managed profile. Please review the help page on Pre-1700 Profiles. Especially, the parts about Project managed Pre-1700 profiles and, communication before editing or, making major changes.

Thank you,

Laura

posted by Laura DeSpain
hi Brad, I put a comment on Kemper/Parker for you. I'll work with you on the Parker profiles. I have access to Great Migration & it's directory.
Brad and Kitty are 10th cousins.

Brad Stauf and Kitty (Cooper) Smith are both descendants of Isaac Stearns.

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Brad is an outstanding genealogical researcher.

Charles Vella Houghton Surname Project compiler

posted by Charlie Vella PhD
Hey hun, thank you so much for all of your work on the wheeler name study! You are appreciated.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi hun,

Sorry for the late response. The best way to help on the Wheeler study is to go in and start checking profiles. If there is something that can be added, corrected or even just straighted up according to guidelines, go for it if you can.

Welcome to the study and thank you for your help.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Many thanks, Brad, for completing a number of merges on the Egberts, Molenars, Duyts, etc..If you have an interest in these lines, I'm now looking at two more that are needed...Dey-445 and Day-9665 and Jacques Egbert-104 and James Egbert-330. BTW, I also checked our relationship to one another and found we are 10th cousins 1x removed! ... but not thru the Egbert line.
Hi Brad:

I see you've been doing some work on Thayers. Are you by any chance interested in participating in a name study.

See the G2G discussion: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/719813/anyone-interested-in-starting-a-thayer-name-study?show=719813#q719813

posted by M Cole
Brad, I've had to remove the 1996 articles you've uploaded to various PGM profiles. Wikitree honor code includes respecting copyright and this article is under copyright. Preferable is to quote and cite the pertinent section of the article and link to the online version of it. Sorry.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hello Brad,

In reviewing my original Tree on Ancestry , my 14th Great-Grandparents were George and Elizabeth Wheeler. George was born in 1500 in Marston, Bedford , England. I don't have much on Elizabeth other than their Marriage, listed in the Warwickshire, England records. and that they had a son named John, born in 1538. I have to take the time to hand write all the dates and info and haven't been able to do so as yet. As I said in my previous message, my first Tree is a Mess so I am starting Fresh. Thank You , Again, for Your Assistance.

Hello B rad,

Thank You So Much for Your Message regarding the Wheeler Family. I actually had to start a new Tree on Ancestry because everything got so messed up on my first one. I will definitely look at the information you've told me about. I know my connection is to the Wheelers that settled in Connecticut some 400 years ago. Accurate information is crucial to tracing Direct Ancestry. I Appreciate Your Assistance so Much. Blessings to You and Yours Crystal

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