Posted By:Alton Rogers
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Subject:Re: Mayflower user group on WikiTree
Post Date:November 02, 2012 at 11:52:59
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/pilgrims/messages/1299.html
Forum:Mayflower Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/pilgrims/

I was taking a look at your user group and was thinking I might be able to perform a useful service, if interested. This is based on a many months-long study of those on the Mayflower and notable men at Plymouth Colony which resulted in a project that enhanced/resconstructed (and created as new) almost 60 Wikipedia articles for those persons. I was the primary writer of this project and worked with an excellent Wikipedia editor on it. Most of the persons in the Wikipedia project have previously been announced in their respective family-name Gen Forums.

I am a Mayflower Society-recognized descendant of Isaac Allerton (through his daughter Mary and her husband Thomas Cushman, son of the historic Robert Cushman), Richard More and William White (through his daughter Resolved White and his wife Judith Vassall, daughter of the historic William Vassall). Richard more was the only Mayflower passenger with well-documented and extensive noble/royal ancestry.

The project started out concerning Richard More and siblings, who had a most bizarre early life (and personal family history), then persons on the Mayflower who crossed their path, then on to other Mayflower passengers with Wikipedia articles needing updating/new creation and then on to Plymouth Colony persons of note. (you can check my posting history for names)

As an example of our work, here is our Wikipedia article for Richard More and one for he and his siblings, 3 of whom died early-on in Plymouth Colony:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_More_(Mayflower_passenger)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_More_children_and_the_Mayflower

Can send the full list of our Wikipedia work if given permission to send as an e-mail attachment.

Alton Rogers