Jillaine Smith

Jillaine Smith

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Jillaine S. Smith
Born 1950's.
Daughter of [private father (1920's - unknown)] and [private mother (1920's - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1940's - unknown)], [private sister (1950's - unknown)] and [private brother (1950's - unknown)]
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16:55: Carole Alden posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Carole for this]
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Through the rest of 2014: I have a pretty full plate in my (non genealogy) business, therefore I don't expect to be very active here during this time. Thanks. Smith-32867 12:57, 20 October 2014 (EDT)

Here is my current Do List.


Jillaine was born at the tail end of the baby boom, youngest of four children of John & Miriam Smith. Raised in California, she moved to Washington DC in the mid 1990s to marry Philip David Bogdonoff. They live near Glen Echo Park with at least one cat.

She studied art, anthropology and communications at both University of California Santa Cruz and University of California San Diego (from which she graduated in the early 1980s). She also studied painting at the San Francisco School of Art, and more recently at Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD. She also enjoys sewing, hand-work and crafts, and knitting and quilting.

The bulk of her career has focused on helping nonprofit organizations be more effective at pursuing their missions through communications, strategic planning and more recently, organizational learning. She was an early pioneer in online and then Internet communications, serving peace and social justice and environmental organizations.

Jillaine retained her maiden name, Smith, after marriage. (The only female among her siblings to do so.)


Jillaine started researching her family in 1998. She also maintains a set of genie pages at RootsWeb.

Her research areas include:

  • Colonial New England (Winthrop's fleet and later; not Mayflower); she published an article in the NEHGS Register about the two Richard Taylors of Yarmouth, MA.
  • Southwest Germany (including the ability to decipher old German church records); in particular, she is documenting the town of Schwenningen (now part of current-day Schwenningen-Villingen), especially the 1847 town-subsidized emigration of the poor.

She also conducts research professionally, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, National Genealogy Society; and a graduate/survivor of Course 4 at IGHR. She is currently in the midst of the NGS home study course, after which she intends to pursue certification through BCG.


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On November 30, 2014 at 21:55GMT Carole Alden wrote:

Thank you so much, Jillaine. I had no idea my tree wasn't public. I think I'm ok now.

On November 20, 2014 at 10:55GMT Margie Bernard wrote:

Regarding my Richard Thayer: Thayer-2970, I have this Bio that was provided by one Al Morell to my Ancestor.com page: There is some great resources in regards to Richard and his brother Thomas Thayer's baptism, godparents, marriages, children, settlement and deaths in the following resources: New England Historical Registration; Vol XXXVII pg. 84; Vol LX Pgs. 284, 287, 290; Vol LXIV pg. 185. The ancestry entitled: Dow, Ball, Eaton and allied families: a genealogical study. It includes much of the information from the Volumes listed above as well. Hope you all found this helpful. Good Luck on your research everyone. Thomas is my correction.

Hope this helps!

On November 20, 2014 at 10:43GMT Margie Bernard wrote:

Thanks, however, I've lost track of whom I'm to merge my Dimery-26 with as I've lost the original merge request. Please provide. Margie

On November 20, 2014 at 02:39GMT Pam Baker wrote:


You commented on a page titled "Bernard Harvey" and asked for dates for "her" siblings. You also asked to have me "open" it up for others to edit. I understand there are a lot of different users of Wikitree with a variety of different agendas. My agenda is to use it for my personal purposes. At this time, there are no changes I desire to make to my personal family tree. Thank you for your understanding. Pamela Baker

On November 19, 2014 at 14:08GMT Gaile Connolly wrote:


That document is beyond unbelievable!!!! It has all kinds of info on - probably - the entire gedcom I'm working on ... then again, of course you knew that - I'm the only one who gets shocked when a gold mine like that is discovered. I'm not even going to ask anything about how or even why you found it - I will just say THANK YOU as strongly as I know how.

On November 16, 2014 at 18:23GMT Jody Katopothis wrote:


I have found several sources that list Elizabeth Hinds as the daughter of Phillip (or Philip) Hinds and also that she married Abraham Randall.

When I have tried to add links to this information, into this message, the links are not working for some reason.

I also notice that there are two profiles listed for Phillip Hinds on wikitree at this time (same birth and death dates).

Thank you.

On November 15, 2014 at 17:39GMT Judith Waldert wrote:

Jillaine, I am working on the Wildbore/Wilbor/Wilbur family of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I would like to work on the pgm project. There are a lot of duplicates in this family line.

On November 14, 2014 at 22:29GMT Kay Wilson wrote:

Hi Jillaine, I'm not sure why you directed the comment about the speculative parents of Ralph Hemingway to me. I suggested we remove them, and asked for there to be a discussion about removing them, but I didn't remove them. I try to always put the Disputed Origins origins information with links to the parents at the top of the profile--as you taught me so well!

On November 12, 2014 at 20:19GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Jillaine, regarding Elizabeth Brooke, I did not do the merge and yes, I know that you don't have to include the parents in the merge, just trying to help.

On November 10, 2014 at 16:38GMT Margie Bernard wrote:

My 8th great-grandfather, Arthur Holbridge, was living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 4 August 1636. I know this because he was in court that day charged by William Hutchinson with overbilling. Arthur later moved with the John Davenport & Thomas Eaton plantation company to become a founding member of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, Connecticut. Later, his daughter Mercy (Holbridge) Nichols Disborough was convicted of witchcraft in Fairfield, CT and sentenced to hanging on 28 October 1692. So, I'm requesting to be added to the PGM as a trusted member. Thanks. Marjorie/Margie (Tollas) Bernard

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