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)]
[children unknown]
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Last profile change on 15 April 2015
13:21: Donna Jean Wykoff posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Donna Jean for this]
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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 April 15, 2015 at 17:21GMT Donna Jean Wykoff wrote:

I believe Dependence was her middle name and possibly she used it as a preferred name.

Rebecca Dependence French Thayer

On April 14, 2015 at 14:48GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

re: William Chase - sorry about that. :-/

On April 4, 2015 at 15:33GMT Patricia Menton wrote:

I don't know the answer to your question. The first to arrive Tousaint used Baudry but it later seems to have become Beaudry. I try to check both spellings to avoid duplicates.

On March 20, 2015 at 05:16GMT William Pool wrote:

The earliest ancestors in my Pool / Poole line were French Huguenots from Languedoc France- via England ( Languedoc was Occitan area in terms of language and culture). They migrated in the 1620's to serve as wine experts (in an attempt to develop a wine industry in VA colony to rival France). This wine venture ultimately failed.

If useful, I have accumulated extensive data / sources on this early immigration of Huguenots. This early line is well documented . The VA Huguenot Society recognizes these Poole families as Huguenot; as do a number of standard text books. My information begins with immigration to America. I have been unable to locate any pre-immigration information / references. Some references (e.g. A History of Wine in America) use alternative spelling of "Poule"... I plan to enter this Poole data into my tree. It is "pre 1700 information". I don't know if my information is of interest to your project, but you are welcome to my work.....Bill Pool

On March 20, 2015 at 00:46GMT John Floyd wrote:

I was merging this profile Valliance-3 and was encouraged by a Ranger to submit it to the Puritan Migration project. Please review for a possible candidate.

Thanks, johnFloyd-1283

On March 12, 2015 at 07:09GMT Deanna Heaslet wrote:

Hi Jillaine, would this profile be part of the pgm project?


Thanks, Deanna

On March 10, 2015 at 06:38GMT Al Adams wrote:

On March 9, 2015 at 15:24GMT Amy McAndrews wrote:

Hi Jillaine,

Thanks so much for your help on my Baker profile. Amy

On March 9, 2015 at 11:40GMT Sandra Scarborough wrote:

Jillaine, this is crazy, I have a 1st cousin born Jillaine Smith, of course she uses her married name now. Back to John Smith, I do not know what the correct date is, but I have removed John from all of my data as I found him to be the wrong John Smith, of course it was after my upload. So whatever you determine works for you is fine.

On March 8, 2015 at 14:23GMT Anne B wrote:

Hi Re: UNKNOWN-29994 A merge this morning was done backwards and Miss Sabin lost her last name, and became unknown. It needs to be fixed.

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