Categories: WikiTree Leaders | Snow Name Study | Huguenot Migration Project | Mayflower Project | Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | United Kingdom | New Netherland Settlers Project | US Southern Colonies Project | Y-DNA Haplogroup I1 | Huguenot Descendants | En | Fr-4."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 17 Mar 2018 at 07:39 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:
On 16 Mar 2018 at 16:03 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:
On 13 Mar 2018 at 20:27 GMT Mark Dorney wrote:
On 9 Mar 2018 at 14:17 GMT Thomas Heath wrote:
Appreciate the encouragement.
On 20 Feb 2018 at 20:16 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:
On 12 Feb 2018 at 13:44 GMT Todd Stephenson wrote:
On 9 Feb 2018 at 19:12 GMT Mark Chapman wrote:
On 4 Feb 2018 at 17:42 GMT Wendy Fromme wrote:
I know you closed your Hugenot group but I felt the information from the family letter might be valuable to you. The gist of it is paraphrased on the profile. If you want to add it to your group do so, I have not completed linking my family to William Amis yet.
On 14 Jan 2018 at 07:24 GMT G De Lany wrote:
I would like to join the Huguenot Migration project. Those ancestors are supposedly pretty well researched, so I may be able to add some fairly solid source material. My mum's family claims Huguenot descent from the Mershons, from La Rochelle.
On 10 Jan 2018 at 20:56 GMT Thena (Slape) Jones wrote: