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Through at least mid 2015: 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 February 20, 2015 at 16:02GMT J. Salsbery wrote:
On February 13, 2015 at 14:16GMT John Coleman wrote:
On February 13, 2015 at 01:18GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:
On February 3, 2015 at 04:33GMT Steven Mix wrote:
See, now I love categories. When they are well-crafted they make an excellent shortcut to get to the right groups of profiles.
But I think the key wod there is well-crafted.
Sometimes I go category spelunking just for fun, to see where they lead to down that dark black hole.
On February 3, 2015 at 03:29GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
On February 3, 2015 at 01:19GMT Steven Mix wrote:
So I am not excited about taking time to air the issuse in G2G. Too many people get invested in the simple way of doing things like wiping gedcom stuff from bios, or proposing merges without bothering to do any preliminary work to preserve alternate date, or to first resolve parent match conflicts.
So my confidence is low in having a successful G2G resolution about the things that I find troublesome, but that many people don't seem to have the least idea of the problems.
I'm not trying to be difficult about it, and I would like to be able to make the issues clear. But it's just a time management issue. I am swamped just trying to get through some things that I can preserve in a relatively decent state before they get mangled.
On January 21, 2015 at 20:32GMT Christopher Wright wrote:
As odd as genealogy can be, I had no real purpose for her new status other than she wasn't Ruth Mousall - an area I was working on.
To my surprise, I just found her again in my Mothers Hazelton genealogy. It turns out, her daughter Anne married my 9th GGF and 1st entry to the country Robert Hazelton (1609-1674) who arrived on the "John of London" in 1638.
I am always surprised and amazed at the twists and turns of this genealogy world.
On January 19, 2015 at 18:21GMT Gerrit VanderEnde wrote:
On January 19, 2015 at 15:09GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:
On January 19, 2015 at 15:08GMT Liz Shifflett wrote: