Chesleigh Bonine Snow

Chet Snow

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Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
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Chet Snow is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.

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!
Always interested in improving the data on our One World Tree.
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 this year 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 (5,000+) Snow family on WikiTree. If you haven't already added your 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).

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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 17 Mar 2018 at 07:39 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:

Hi Chet Snow, I thank you very much, for the job you do with that profiles of my own.

On 16 Mar 2018 at 16:03 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:

Hi Chet Snow, I agree with the merge You proposed, I dont have premission to do anything with profilles under 1500.

On 13 Mar 2018 at 20:27 GMT Mark Dorney wrote:

Thanks for adding a great biography to Louisa Snow!

On 9 Mar 2018 at 14:17 GMT Thomas Heath wrote:

Thanks for the family star award, Chet. Was so busy working on the profiles that I did not catch what you had done.

Appreciate the encouragement.

On 20 Feb 2018 at 20:16 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Good catch on Garrigues.

On 12 Feb 2018 at 13:44 GMT Todd Stephenson wrote:

Chet, thanks for working on the Huguenot project! They are my people and I appreciate your contribution.

On 9 Feb 2018 at 19:12 GMT Mark Chapman wrote:

Chet, I asked Liz Shifflett if I could be A Gateway Guardian for Obadiah Bruen. She suggested to let you know she has named me as one of the Guardians. Please let me know what is best. It happens to be that I am 3rd Cousins 11 times removed from Obadiah.

On 4 Feb 2018 at 17:42 GMT Wendy Fromme wrote:

Hi Chet. I added William Amis Amis-285 ...

I know you closed your Hugenot group but I felt the information from the family letter might be valuable to you. The gist of it is paraphrased on the profile. If you want to add it to your group do so, I have not completed linking my family to William Amis yet.

On 14 Jan 2018 at 07:24 GMT G De Lany wrote:

Dr. Chet,

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.

Thanks, De_Lany-147

On 10 Jan 2018 at 20:56 GMT Thena (Slape) Jones wrote:

Thank you for the thorough biography you entered for Carrie May (Snow) Shafferman.

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