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 35846 contributions | 1894 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 27 July 2014
19:26: Robin Kabrich deleted a message from Robin Kabrich on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Robin for this]
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Wiki Genealogist Pre-1700 Style Committee Member June 2014 Club 100 May 2014 Club 100 April 2014 Club 100 WikiTree Profile of the Week March 2014 Club 1,000 February 2014 Club 100 January 2014 Club 100 December 2013 Club 1,000 November 2013 Club 1,000
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Categories: Huguenot Migration Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | Profile Improvement Project | WikiTree Leaders | WikiTree Arborists.



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 July 27, 2014 Steve Cole wrote:

Jillaine; I updated the birth dates and biography of William Hines Ball of Carroll County, MS. I'm not an expert at using this WT, so I will take any advice and training that you can suggest.

On July 27, 2014 Mary Hammond wrote:

Jillaine; No problem then on the Ball family.

On July 24, 2014 Richard Draper wrote:

re. changing the text for the Ball line.... ( have no objections. it will remain a problem. Some may be solved by looking at the records of St. mary's Whitechapel, Lancaster County. It was the Ball's family church. Many are buried there. The rerdos paintings were given by WIlliam Fox, son of David and the communion silver still in use was given by David Fox in 1663. I think you will find the correct dates for people on their gravestones.

On July 24, 2014 Michelle McQueen wrote:

I adopted this profile aqnd have not researched it to be able to answer your question yet. Native_American-5

On July 9, 2014 Anne B wrote:

Hi JIllaine, I would like to join the Puritan Great Migration project. I find that I'm working on many of these profiles anyway, I might as well join the project. Thanks.

On July 7, 2014 Heather Husted wrote:

Thank you for your interesting article, Two Richard Taylor Families of Yarmouth. Working on a possible link from Keziah Taylor Eldredge to my Cape May Ezekial Eldredges.

On July 6, 2014 Lindsay Coleman wrote:

Oh ppppfffft!!! I went to award u a family, community and super star but you already have them...

"Jillaine is amazing in so many ways... I always see her around helping everyone and as I was going through hitting thank you on about a dozen awesome things she did... I had to award her a star! Thanks Jillaine!"

On June 7, 2014 GeneJ X wrote:

Thank you so much for the kind words and shiny new black badge, Jillaine.

On June 3, 2014 Kay Carter wrote:

How fortunate we are to have you and Jason both working for us. Thanks a bunch. Kay

On May 26, 2014 Bill McDermott wrote:

Hello Jillaine,

Thank you for the comprehensive advice given on my question relating to the Lewis-9098 addition to my G-Grandfather. I have replied privately to the Profile manager with Citations and further questions.

I await her reply and will then get on with adding to my Lewis'.

Thanks again,


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