Chet Snow

Chet Snow

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Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified | Created 12 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 3 Sep 2018
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Chet Snow is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.

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.
This user is a native speaker of English.
Cet utilisateur parle français à un niveau comparable à la langue maternelle.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Chet Snow on January 7, 2014. Edited on May 19, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016.

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Hello all Bonine relatives! Almost all Bonines in the USA descend from French Huguenot immigrant, Elias Bonine (Bonine-42) around 1715. However, we do have a branch from Tennessee not yet connected - anyone have ideas? Contact me: Snow-2128. Merci!
Always interested in improving the data on our One World Tree.
Time to look up my Dutch and Delaware roots again.
Bonjour fellow Huguenot descendants or interested WikiTreers. As the Huguenot Migration Project Leader, it is my hope that this year we will add many new members, identify and improve Huguenot migration profiles and create new interest in this historically-important group that migrated around the world between 1550-1790. Please contact me (Snow-2128) to join the Project!
Want to help WikiTree's automated merge-proposal system by monitoring proposed merges, rejecting obvious mis-matches and helping managers make correct merges to further our goal of One profile per Ancestor.
Greetings to the large (5,000+) Snow family on WikiTree. If you haven't already added your Snow surname male ancestors to the "Snow" one-name study category, please consider it! I am especially seeking living men named Snow to get a DNA test done to see where/how it corresponds to known Snow Y-chromosome DNA. Contact me in 2016 if interested (Snow-2128).

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On 3 Sep 2018 at 01:49 GMT Juanita (Carpenter) Bullin wrote:

Hello Mr. Snow,

Will you please send me the Forkner Family History that is no longer on the internet? Thank you so much. Juanita Carpenter

On 7 Aug 2018 at 03:33 GMT Sylvia Benton wrote:

I worked on Laurent Flournoy; Flournoy-44 last night. He is my direct ancestor, so I hope I did him justice. However, should he be PPP? Thank you

On 28 Jul 2018 at 17:47 GMT Addison Griffith wrote:

Thanks for the great information you added to Charles Snow's profile.

On 23 Apr 2018 at 01:55 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Congrats! You broke 100 (and then some!)... which means you met this month's Magna Carta Project challenge!
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Challenge met! Chet participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!

On 20 Apr 2018 at 14:01 GMT Gwen (Edwards) Fleming wrote:

Hello Dr. Snow,

While I was working on the Spring Clean-Athon, profile, on there. I did notice your note about his birth, so I Added and Sourced His Headstone that has the proper dates. Thank you for leaving that note or I might have missed it alltogether. ~~~~

On 17 Mar 2018 at 07:39 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:

Hi Chet Snow, I thank you very much, for the job you do with that profiles of my own.

On 16 Mar 2018 at 16:03 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:

Hi Chet Snow, I agree with the merge You proposed, I dont have premission to do anything with profilles under 1500.

On 13 Mar 2018 at 20:27 GMT Mark Dorney wrote:

Thanks for adding a great biography to Louisa Snow!

On 9 Mar 2018 at 14:17 GMT Thomas Heath wrote:

Thanks for the family star award, Chet. Was so busy working on the profiles that I did not catch what you had done.

Appreciate the encouragement.

On 20 Feb 2018 at 20:16 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Good catch on Garrigues.

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