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 | 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 16 Nov 2017 at 23:15 GMT Brad Foley wrote:
On 16 Nov 2017 at 23:08 GMT Courtney Reisert wrote:
I'm afraid I'm a fraud. My brick wall just rose back up. Through various sources I've gone through, it seems the woman I thought was the mother is not. Sometimes it seems some of the records contradict themselves. I have a child who is born in North Carolina; yet his father is in Virginia at the time. There is no mother I can find thus far. I guess this is the way it goes. I will eventually solve this mystery.
I appreciate you taking time to acknowledge my efforts and I'm very grateful.
On 9 Nov 2017 at 23:51 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:
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On 27 Sep 2017 at 15:41 GMT Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson wrote:
Hi again Chet, I put on death certificate for Jennie Phoebe Rockwell and a comment. My cousin and I still believe that she is actually the daughter of Diantha Snow, death 1868?
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: