The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England 1620-1640 A Concise Compendium by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG (Boston, Mass.: NEHGS, 2015).
I love books. I am a trained librarian and was a genealogist when all there was was books. It's not often these days that a new genealogical book comes up for sale. But such a time is now and the Great Migration Directory is well worth your attention.
This work is just what its title explains. It is a concise compendium of all immigrants to New England from 1620 to 1640 inclusively. Every entry is about a paragraph long and includes English origins where known, date of immigration, places of residence in New England, initial record, and secondary works on the immigrant. So, this is literally a directory. You use this work to find other works on you immigrant ancestor. The premier work that is cited for immigrants from 1620 to 1635 is the Great Migration Series by the same author. Those works give detailed biographical information on each immigrant. Indeed, I already own those works, so why did I buy this one? Well, for the citations for immigrants from 1636 to 1640 of course. That's what is completely new and unique to this work.
A few wonderful things in this directory. First of all, the Burnham brothers are forever proved not be on the Angel Gabriel. Indeed, Thomas and Robert don't appear in the work at all, only John Burnham who arrived in 1637 appears. So we can put that trope to rest.
The entry for Richard Pinkham includes my article on the Pinkham family, so forever people will refer to my reconstruction of this family. That's cool. So is the fact that matrilineally I am a descendant of a Great Migration immigrant. I hope I'll live to 2040 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Richard Pinkham signing the Dover Combination.
The book is not cheap. It cost me $58.00 with my NEHGS membership discount. But it is hardbound and certainly worth the price (in my eyes). If you can't afford this, make sure your public librarian buys one for the town collection. It's your tax dollars, get what you need.
Someday someone other that Robert Charles Anderson will take up the Great Migration Project and start to publish volumes of biographical sketches for the immigrants from 1636 onward. It should be noted that it took Anderson 20 years to do 1620-1635 which is roughly half of all the immigrants of that time period. Until then we have this directory to help guide us.