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"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." - A Wise Genealogist
I was born at the end of WW II in Paterson, NJ, where my father was employed as a mechanical engineer at the Wright Aeronautical works, helping develop jet aircraft engines during that conflict. My parents met when both were students at Penn State University in State College, PA. Both my grandfathers were also professors at Penn State until they retired. All are now deceased. I have one older brother, retired from the US Federal Government, in Florida.
I went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, alma mater of my maternal grand-father, for whom I am named, and I later did graduate work in history at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, at Columbia University and at the Institute for Advanced Studies, up to my doctorate in social history. I taught college history for a while until I decided Academia, with all its committees, was not for me.
In the 1970s I moved to Napa, California; since 1994 I have lived in Sedona, with my wife, born in France, and whom I met while living in Paris doing research in the 1980s. We have no children and I am now retired.
Recently (2013) I was "bitten by the genealogical bug" and discovered Wikitree, whose easy access and community ethics appealed to me. In a relatively short time, I have found answers to many of my questions about different branches of my family, such as that my Snow relatives and I are descendants of 2 Mayflower passengers... I have therefore set up a Snow one-name study page (although I haven't had much time to work on it yet!) and added DNA testing to my biography.
I am always open to new information, corrections anywhere on my Tree (with Sources, please!), and to finding new distant cousins from my Snow, Bonine, Weston, Whiteman +/or other related lineages.
As I am bilingual in French, I will be happy to assist Wikitree researchers seeking short translations etc. from that language too.
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On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:24 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:
Thank you for the "Family Star" badge. Taylor
On 18 Aug 2017 at 16:59 GMT Clare Gallimore wrote:
On 12 Aug 2017 at 07:03 GMT Billie (Bright) Keaffaber wrote:
I put the Symbol on Simone-9 his wife and Daughter since all was born in France. Please Make sure I did this correctly so I not messing up project. Billie
On 12 Aug 2017 at 03:46 GMT Billie (Bright) Keaffaber wrote:
On 4 Aug 2017 at 00:11 GMT Shelley Montague wrote:
On 3 Aug 2017 at 15:06 GMT Shelley Montague wrote:
On 21 Jul 2017 at 16:38 GMT Valerie Sizemore wrote:
On 1 Jul 2017 at 17:16 GMT Brad Foley wrote:
If you don't mind, for Newfoundland profiles prior to 1907, we're going to refer to Newfoundland Colony. Between 1907 and 1949 it will be Dominion of Newfoundland, and after 1949 it is Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is consistent with usage at the time, and Wikitree naming practices. I've been trying to set up a consistent standard, with categories and free pages, across Newfoudnland and I'd appreciate if you didn't change that without asking.
I'm really thankful that you are working on improving profiles, it's a great service. But if you check your messages below, you'll see this is the second time I've mentioned this particular issue.
On 13 Jun 2017 at 05:58 GMT Anonymous Howland wrote:
On 7 Jun 2017 at 14:08 GMT Bryan Sisson wrote: