Talk:Great Migration Category Project

Why describe this as the "Puritan" Great Migration? That omits the Pilgrims who were not Puritans, they were Separatists.

It's not (just) us. There are other "great migrations" and that's how this one is distinguished.--Amelia 23:35, 12 April 2011 (EDT)

Note that the article you cite clearly states "This article is about Puritan migration of the 1630s." It's about the Winthrop Fleet of the 1630s. I'm just saying that those who came in the 1620s were not Puritans.

Maybe, maybe not. The disambiguation page I cited uses the term "puritan" to distinguish this migration from many others. If you have a better term that's widely used to uniquely describe the migration between 1620 and 1640, please suggest it. Also, please sign your posts.--Amelia 00:53, 13 April 2011 (EDT)

It seems like "Great Migration, 1620-1640" is sufficient to distinguish it from other migrations, but I suppose it could be called "New England Great Migration". jbbullock/Jim (How do you get the time and date stamp on your posts?)

Use the little signature button up above the editing box. I notice you just joined. Do you have an interest in New England colonial work? We've got lots of projects!--Amelia 10:30, 14 April 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for the tip on signatures. Yes, I've been adding data for a number of years to my "Rehoboth Roots" database in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project at Its focus is on the early settlers of Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, and their ancestors and descendants in colonial New England. I have all of Anderson's Great Migration volumes and many other books and CDs on colonial New England. --Jbbullock 14:48, 14 April 2011 (EDT)

Jim, welcome to WeRelate. I'm an inconstant contributor here, but I follow Amelia around, working on colonial New England content. My husband's ancestry includes the Barbers of Rehoboth. (Thomas Barber and Hannah Miller/Millard). Jillaine 00:36, 15 April 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for the welcome Jillaine. I do have a dozen Barbers in my Rehoboth data, but they didn't come until the 18th century. There weren't many others in the rest of Bristol Co., MA. I do have some in N. Kingston, RI. The Miller/Millard family that Thomas married into was much more common. --Jim 22:36, 17 April 2011 (EDT)