Chesleigh Bonine Snow

Chet Snow

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Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
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Snow-2128 created 12 Dec 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 13 Sep 2017
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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.

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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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  • 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!
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.

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  • Chet Snow: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M253, Ysearch Q94WJ, FTDNA kit #335069
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On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:24 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:

Chet, Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my contributions to Wikitree. I truly can not find the words to express the honor and gratitude that I feel for receiving such an honor.

Thank you for the "Family Star" badge. Taylor

On 18 Aug 2017 at 16:59 GMT Clare Gallimore wrote:

Interested in joining the project believe there are Huguenots in my blood line.

Regards Clare

On 12 Aug 2017 at 07:03 GMT Billie (Bright) Keaffaber wrote:


I put the Symbol on Simone-9 his wife and Daughter since all was born in France. Please Make sure I did this correctly so I not messing up project. Billie

On 12 Aug 2017 at 03:46 GMT Billie (Bright) Keaffaber wrote:

Thank you for badge is there stuff we exspected to do since we have badges I not sure. To much on those French family love to find out more about Huguenot lines and culture. Just thought it was a place in France but was told it was a people. Any help would be appreciated here. Just learning.


On 4 Aug 2017 at 00:11 GMT Shelley Montague wrote:

Thank you for the information about my Huguenin family! You went above and beyond to share your knowledge. I truly appreciate it.

On 3 Aug 2017 at 15:06 GMT Shelley Montague wrote:

Hi Chet... I left a comment on the Huguenot page, but I wanted to make sure you saw it. Could you please add me to the Project? My ancestor, David Huguenin, came to South Carolina from Switzerland in 1732. Thank you!

On 21 Jul 2017 at 16:38 GMT Valerie Sizemore wrote:

Hi. I'd like to be added to the Magna Carta Project please. I ran a "relationship checker" on the 15 members listed in a relationship finder page that I have and all were 22-2th great grandfather's of mine. So would be interested to start helping out and learn more. :) Thank you.

On 1 Jul 2017 at 17:16 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

re: Snow-4642

If you don't mind, for Newfoundland profiles prior to 1907, we're going to refer to Newfoundland Colony. Between 1907 and 1949 it will be Dominion of Newfoundland, and after 1949 it is Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is consistent with usage at the time, and Wikitree naming practices. I've been trying to set up a consistent standard, with categories and free pages, across Newfoudnland and I'd appreciate if you didn't change that without asking.

I'm really thankful that you are working on improving profiles, it's a great service. But if you check your messages below, you'll see this is the second time I've mentioned this particular issue.

On 13 Jun 2017 at 05:58 GMT Anonymous Howland wrote:

Good job! I liked the way you explained in Israel Snow's profile. I am very happy and satisfied. It is very positive about the way you helped writing in Israel Snow's profile. Thank you so much.

On 7 Jun 2017 at 14:08 GMT Bryan Sisson wrote:

Hi, I'd like to join the Magna Charta Research Group, please.

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