Jillaine Smith

Jillaine Smith

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Jillaine S. Smith
Born 1950's.
Child of [private father] and [private mother]
Account confirmed 11 October 2012 | Jillaine's 36749 contributions | 1985 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 19 August 2014
14:48: Nick Andreola posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Nick for this]
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Generally: As of January 2014, due to increased (paid) workload, I am in mostly responsive mode related to the Projects I'm involved with. I'll respond to requests, but am not currently proactively managing projects.

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 August 19, 2014 Nick Andreola wrote:

Your notes on the changes for Hannah gave me a very welcome chuckle---Thanks!

On August 18, 2014 Sharon Troy wrote:

Hi, Jillaine,

Thanks for your comment.  :) I sent a detailed email to your regular email address. Your cousin, Sharon Troy-204

On August 17, 2014 Arik Russell wrote:

I added you to Thomas Lathrop's profile as a manager.

On August 14, 2014 April Dauenhauer wrote:

Thinking about your comment, I've realized that it would be simple to add Anderson as a source to the PGM profiles, because Richardson puts the reference in his footnotes - all I need to do is open the NEHGS search page and use the database search.

Some things are worth taking the time.

Thank you for the amazing note on Vermont - I wondered why I never ran across it:)


April D.D.

On August 14, 2014 April Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Jillaine,

For the Puritan Great Migration Project, I'm still running across profiles that need the template as I work on Richardson's gateway ancestors list.

I no longer see the six New England states - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut - listed on the project page. I thought I had them listed on our gateway ancestors page once but they are gone. Before replacing them I want to check if that is still the proper guideline for PGM.

Thank you,

April Dauenhauer

On August 10, 2014 Mary Hammond wrote:

No...It looks like I am on trusted list instead......

On August 8, 2014 Paul Kinsey wrote:

Kinsey 60 and 337 are the same person, there is no valid reason why they should not be merged, unfortunately the family connections generally entered by Bruce Kinsey for the branches in Cheshire and Wales are so poorly researched and need sorting out. I have edited out the errors on the Hugh Kinsey (337) page so removing the errors that were there, thus hopefully making it easier to merge with Kinsey-60.

I have initiated a new Merger. regards, Paul Kinsey, Kinsey One Name Study

On August 7, 2014 Robin Kabrich wrote:

I was catching up on William Ball-189 (whoa!) and I, too, wondered why it has the category of PGM. Perhaps it should be removed? I assume the project managers/leaders (whatever you call them, LOL) should be consulted since it is PPP.

On August 6, 2014 Laura Scott wrote:

Thanks, when you try to paste URLs you get a special box that comes up.

On August 6, 2014 Laura Scott wrote:

Which links were bad on Hohenzollern? I aim to improve :-)

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