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"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 15 May 2017 at 22:08 GMT Linda Plummer wrote:
On 8 May 2017 at 07:15 GMT B Foley wrote:
On 8 May 2017 at 04:06 GMT B Foley wrote:
I'd prefer, though, that when I quote a source, you didn't change the spelling used by the source. I understand Blaithwaite is the correct spelling, but several sources spell the name Blathwaite, and I quoted them appropriately.
On 25 Apr 2017 at 07:48 GMT B Foley wrote:
On 21 Apr 2017 at 14:42 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
Saw your note re: François Ier and added a comment on the profile, so that it will stay visible. I did the same for his sister who was incorrectly linked to a daughter (this has been discussed with John Atkinson). There is also a G2G thread for the De la Rieux issue. I feel François Ier's biography needs to be reworked. Should I post a G2G, a comment on the profile, and/or contact all the profile managers before I embark on this? Thank you - you advice is much appreciated. Isabelle
On 4 Apr 2017 at 21:50 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:
On 4 Apr 2017 at 06:55 GMT Carolyn Giles Ms wrote:
I enjoyed reading your profile. I am a neophyte as far as this site is concerned, but I have been researching since about 1990. All of my family tree information is on ancestry.com. Ancestry want me to pay up if I wish to add any more relatives to my tree there. Soooo. I decided to join Wikitree.
Re: Huguenot When I first started doing my research regarding my relatives who were displaced as a result of the Reformation, I thought that they were Huguenot. In fact, they were from Belgium which was being terrorised by the Spanish who were killing and persecuting those Protestants who would not convert to Catholicism. I guess it is the same cause, but the locale is different. My relatives fled to London. A long story. I think that originally they came from France, but don't know.
I just thought that I would ask about this. If they had settled in Belgium (Brugge) they would not be regarded as Huguenot. Is that a fair statement...
Regards Carolyn Dominish Australia
On 3 Apr 2017 at 22:12 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:
and the last one I received was two days ago. Has it been stopped or there another reason for this?
On 29 Mar 2017 at 12:02 GMT Candace (Gordon) Biamonti wrote:
My DNA is done...as 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: