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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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 October 20, 2014 at 15:32GMT Shirley Dalton wrote:

Thanks for Project Protection on Witt-1075. Regarding Witt-52, not sure if he should have that status. He was not an immigrant, born in Charles City County. Yes, there is still a duplicate for him. Merge proposed 2 Oct; still waiting on approval from other PM.

On September 23, 2014 at 14:39GMT Naomi Gustafson wrote:

May I be added to your PMG list, I have a long list of early settlers including Frances Sprague, WIlliam Hilton, Rev Stephen Bachilar, and on and on: Norton, Atkins, Sears, Carr, Coggeshall, Easton, Webster, Marsh, Lyman, Smith, Crossman, Leonard ,Abbott, Stone, Munroe, and I believe Strickland was fairly early. I am descended from Jane Deighton Lugg Negus through the Crossman/Smith line. Thank you.

On September 6, 2014 at 18:41GMT Kristina Adams wrote:

Thank you for making the correction, by removing Jacus. Good referencing and research is what makes this site so valuable.

On September 3, 2014 at 16:54GMT Kristina Adams wrote:

Hi, Jilliane, I am responsible for the 11 Adams pages, which were sent to me by a now deceased aunt of my husband. I hope that the page listing all the references will help find the sources.

There are a few folders in my box that I haven't looked in for 15 years, maybe I will find more.

On August 30, 2014 at 21:32GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Jilliane, Please take a look at the Harris To Do List I linked to http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?titleHarris-1280&public1 This is what I am looking for, to allow better collaboration. What do you think of it? If you have suggestions, please let me know. It is not currently automated, so it is a pain to construct, but once it is right, I hope to get Rob to help me.


On August 29, 2014 at 21:51GMT Kyle Dane wrote:

Jillaine and Kyle are 8th cousins two times removed. Nice! Tupper is a name common to both of us.

On August 28, 2014 at 01:21GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Thank you Jillaine! I appreciate the nice comments and I have enjoyed and learned from your comments as well. I have only recently become more involved with Wikitree, it has really sucked me in...like Genealogy.

On August 14, 2014 at 18:22GMT 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 at 02:15GMT 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 July 29, 2014 at 03:00GMT Richard Draper wrote:

I am trying to upload a gedcom of Hannah (Ball) Fox's ancestors. If it appears, it will have more links and dates. I am probably getting myself into a lot of trouble here, since the line is so controversial... but maybe it will prove helpful.

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