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: 21 Jul 2017
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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 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.

On 5 Jun 2017 at 01:09 GMT Cynthia (Edgemon) Rushing wrote:

Chet thank you so much for awarding me the Community Star Badge, you are so kind. I too have noticed your work around Wikitree and I thank you for all your dedication.

I just checked and apparently, if data is correct, we are 14th cousins once removed sharing William Ruthvin as great grand father. He being your 14th GGF and my 13th. Cool- I found a new distant cousins and new GGF in the same day. -Cynthia

On 5 Jun 2017 at 01:09 GMT Cynthia (Edgemon) Rushing wrote:

Chet thank you so much for awarding me the Community Star Badge, you are so kind. I too have noticed your work around Wikitree and I thank you for all your dedication.

I just checked and apparently, if data is correct, we are 14th cousins once removed sharing William Ruthvin as great grand father. He being your 14th GGF and my 13th. Cool- I found a new distant cousins and new GGF in the same day. -Cynthia

On 2 Jun 2017 at 13:57 GMT D (Terry) S wrote:

Hello Chet, thanks for all of your messages. I have

already amended some of the profiles and will put the appropriate sources on two of the profiles which need the URL sources. Do all profiles need the full URL source? Thanks for pointing these out.

On 15 May 2017 at 22:08 GMT Linda Plummer wrote:

Hi, Chet! We are 7th cousins, once removed! I think that is wonderful. I've lost the profile that I left a comment on, although I may have left another comment today, since I am not pre-1500s certified. Please let me know if you need any more information. Are you related to the de Plessis family from France?

On 8 May 2017 at 07:15 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

I think the difference in death dates might have been me mistaking the date of the will for the actual death date. Again, thanks so much for helping out with Blaithwaite's profile, I'm glad to have someone check my work. I just wanted to be sure we were on the same page, preseverving historical (in)accuracies.

On 8 May 2017 at 04:06 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

I greatly appreciate your efforts to improve the profile of Blaithwaite Snow: Snow-4637. You have made some excellent improvements, and I'm grateful.

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.

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