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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Account confirmed 11 October 2012 | Jillaine's 41365 contributions | 2432 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 21 January 2015
15:32: Christopher Wright posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Christopher for this]
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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 January 21, 2015 at 20:32GMT Christopher Wright wrote:

Hi Jilliane, Remember about a year or so ago, I (with your help) disputed Ruth Lee (1602-1642) - wife of Edward Wodd, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, Eng. from being the adopted Ruth lee of the Mousall family?

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.

Christopher Wright

On January 19, 2015 at 18:21GMT Gerrit VanderEnde wrote:

I am all set. Thank you for your help.

On January 19, 2015 at 15:09GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

p.s. Ran out of room for the link reference: see the multiple redirects problem section

On January 19, 2015 at 15:08GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Could you take a look at Pringle-6 in relation to Pringle-166 & Pringle-158? I think they're all duplicates, and had posted on Pringle-166 that if Pringle-6 & -77 were duplicates, all of the profiles should be merged into Pringle-6. A merge with Pringle-6 hit default & I completed it. I was working on proposing merges of other duplicates into Pringle-6 when I saw the merge/comment you proposed on January 12, 2015 between Pringle-166 and Pringle-158 "These are the same; birth place of Pringle-166 is inaccurate, but all else is the same. Keep vitals as recorded in Pringle-158" ... If those are duplicates of Pringle-6 also, they both should be merged directly into Pringle-6, not merged into each other first. Thanks! Liz

On January 17, 2015 at 19:15GMT M. Gaulden wrote:

Thanks. That's all - just Thanks. Mags

On January 13, 2015 at 03:18GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

Hi Jillaine,

Chris said we might want to make some notes about changing GEDCOM output to fit current Styles and Standards. What do you think of a free space page? Carole

On January 11, 2015 at 15:32GMT Cathryn Hondros wrote:

Hi Jillaine, I left a message for you on the page of Nathaniel Thayer http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Thayer-2682.

On January 9, 2015 at 21:03GMT Cheryl Hammond wrote:

Hi Jillaine! Regarding Rice-52 and Rice-5873, [1] is there any support for a brother John of this Edmund? Based on the good 52 bio I think "no" - if not, what's to be done with Rice_of_Glemsford-1? [2] given that, what's the best way to handle the UNKNOWN-262495 placeholder? I'm happy to detach them, but leaving them lying around feels like littering...

On January 9, 2015 at 14:43GMT Paula J wrote:

Thank you Jillaine!!!

On January 5, 2015 at 21:29GMT Wayne Morgan wrote:

Jillaine: Have Ann Scott,Her ancestors back too

1485,do you want to add them.??

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