Chesleigh Bonine Snow

Chet Snow

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Profile manager: Chet Snow private message [send private message]
Account confirmed 28 Oct 2016 | Chet's 22196 contributions | 2192 thank-yous received
Snow-2128 created 12 Dec 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 29 Mar 2017
08:02: Candace (Gordon) Biamonti posted a message on the page for Chet Snow. [Thank Candace for this | 1 thank-you received]
This page has been accessed 5,011 times.
Wiki Genealogist February 2017 Club 100 WikiTree Leader Huguenot Migration Project Member Connector Pre-1500 G2G6 DNA Tested Ranger Source-a-Thon Participant October 2015 Club 1,000 Profile Improvement Project Member Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Honor Code Signatory Magna Carta Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Pre-1700 Big Heart New Netherland Project Member
[view all 66 badges]

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 | MatchBot MPs | 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

Snow Name Study
This profile is part of the Snow One Name Study
Join: One Name Studies Project
Discuss: projects


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.

My Languages
en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-4 Cet utilisateur parle français à un niveau comparable à la langue maternelle.

Search user languages


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

More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Chet's formal name
  • full middle name (B.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (1)
  • private siblings' names
For access to Chet Snow's full information you must be on Chet's Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.

Sponsored by MyHeritage

Followed Tags
Chet is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
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!
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 in 2016 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 (3,000+) Snow family on WikiTree. If you haven't already added you 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).
I am always searching for correctable errors.

DNA Tested
Chet Snow's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Chet or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Chet Snow: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M253, Ysearch Q94WJ, FTDNA kit #335069
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Chet:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.


  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to Chet. (Best for comments to Chet that need to be private.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages to or about Chet that can be public. Limit 20 per day.)

On 29 Mar 2017 at 12:02 GMT Candace (Gordon) Biamonti wrote:

Hello Dr. Chet, I haven't been following this in some time but I want to tell you how much your work is appreciated by all of us.

My DNA is listed...but I had my dad's brother tested by Family Tree. I can't get the info because he doesn't have a Tree and at ninety he is not doing one. His sons were interested by because of illness, etc. they haven't been able to help. The Bonine's, Williams', etc. are all on his side. I will be in the States this summer and try to get something done about the tree so that I can hopefully find some connections. So many of those lines are blocked. Hope all is well with you! Candy

On 15 Mar 2017 at 06:27 GMT Kimberly (Shaver) Little wrote:

Hello, I would be interested in joining the Huguenot project. I have Huguenot ancestry. Thanks!

On 11 Mar 2017 at 14:52 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Chet

If I understand the question correctly, all lines added to wikitree remain. Of course, some of the profiles may be merged from time to time. They may be considered confirmed Magna Carta trails, if research confirms it. Otherwise, they may be listed as questionable gateway ancestors.

On 10 Mar 2017 at 02:09 GMT Rosemary (Bridges) Berman wrote:

The connection to snow is Constance Hopkins Snow

On 8 Mar 2017 at 18:45 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Thanks Chet...I'll add him to the Magna Carta project.



On 1 Mar 2017 at 23:43 GMT Robin (Felch) Craig wrote:

Dr. Snow, you are my 14th cousin, common ancestor is John Harris

To me, being related to you is way cooler than being related to Katy Perry!

On 1 Mar 2017 at 11:11 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:

Sorry, omitted to add that Eowyn has unblocked

my account.

On 1 Mar 2017 at 11:04 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:

I had an email from Eowyn Langholf last night

which I found in the "junk" this morning as it came in last night at 23.45. Thanks for all your help and being a very good friend.

On 22 Feb 2017 at 14:35 GMT Carolyn (Vester) Patton wrote:

Chet, Great Job! You found Albert Robinson's parish in Scotland! I searched and his sister Herries is there too, and brothers James and William! This is truly remarkable detective work. I am so thankful to you!

-Carolyn Patton

On 25 Jan 2017 at 21:40 GMT June (Baker) Higgins wrote:

Thanks for your message about the possible two "Elizabeth Prettymans" on Eliz. Enloe Prettyman's page. Do you think that the one who died in 1795 and wife of Jos. Wharton was not an Enloe? I see below that there is a Wharton-294055. I'll check that out.

more comments

Queen Elizabeth II Chet is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 24 degrees from Charlotte Brontë, 22 degrees from Bob Keniston, 24 degrees from Ben Kingsley and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

S  >  Snow  >  Chet Snow