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 | Y-DNA Haplogroup I1 | Huguenot Descendants | 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 4 Jan 2019 at 22:28 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:
On 11 Dec 2018 at 15:11 GMT C (Rodgers) Bake wrote:
Everything I have found was on ancestry family trees, which we know of course doesn't make it true. I no longer have an account with ancestry.com, but they had the information there, no more sources or I would have added them. I didn't see any ship manifests or marriage source, just trees saying so. If you click on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harbin-77 some notes there on the comment and bottom of the page say a little about dates of children's birth, William Harbin had a first wife also. If this were true it looks like she married Edward Willitt Jr as soon as William Harbin died, which giving her younger age isn't surprising. She was named after her father according to family trees. A source I added for William Harbin's father (from an ancestry family tree) doesn't match his father (source says father is Andrew Harbin but page says father is Robert Harbin) so there definitely is some sorting needed done about this. I just can't look myself anymore. Thanks cousin Chet.
On 2 Dec 2018 at 20:28 GMT Lin (Fornel) Dickerson wrote:
Linnea (Fornel) Dickerson Fornel-1
On 2 Nov 2018 at 20:43 GMT Jerie Leep wrote:
Have a great weekend!
On 20 Oct 2018 at 18:29 GMT Serge Langlois wrote:
Thanks very much for the "Super Star" badge. Much appreciated!
On 18 Oct 2018 at 00:31 GMT Rosemary Birchett wrote:
On 6 Oct 2018 at 15:33 GMT Theodore Snow wrote:
Lost Snow connection before 1805-birth of Sam Snow found book that refers to Cutler Geneology that listing father of Sam as Adam and his father as Joshua any help appreciated
On 25 Sep 2018 at 15:28 GMT Skye Sonczalla wrote:
On 3 Sep 2018 at 01:49 GMT Juanita (Carpenter) Bullin wrote:
Will you please send me the Forkner Family History that is no longer on the internet? Thank you so much. Juanita Carpenter
On 7 Aug 2018 at 03:33 GMT Sylvia Benton wrote: