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 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:
On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:51 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 20 Dec 2017 at 15:32 GMT John Jenkins wrote:
On 14 Dec 2017 at 19:44 GMT John Vickery Sr wrote:
Although my line figures very little in it, I am always glad to see such a well documented family line. John Vickery Sr.
On 14 Dec 2017 at 08:04 GMT Eugene Rasband wrote:
On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:10 GMT James Collins wrote:
On 6 Dec 2017 at 23:21 GMT S (Parsons) P wrote:
On 3 Dec 2017 at 20:54 GMT Pamela Scharaga wrote:
On 29 Nov 2017 at 06:28 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:
I’m the new Project Coordinator for the England Project. I am contacting you, as there have been some recent changes to the project which we are keen to bring to your attention. Please look at the England Project page for more information on the changes and the ways members are able to actively contribute moving forward. Once you have considered how you would like to participate, please contact either myself or Susie to let us know. We can then list your involvement, help you join the Google group forum for England, and give you any other help you may need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you do not wish to be a part of the England Project for the time being. We really hope you will join the team! Gillian