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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25 November 2015
17:51: Albertus (Fuller) de Friest Macnamara edited a message from Albertus (Fuller) de Friest Macnamara on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Albertus for this]
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I have a pretty full plate in my (non genealogy) business, therefore I don't expect to be very active. Thanks. Smith-32867 12:57, 20 October 2014 (EDT)


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.


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.

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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.


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On November 25, 2015 at 22:43GMT Albertus de Friest Macnamara wrote:

Re: Jacob Arentsz. Personally, Jill, as manager, i would remove those false parents. But, due to merges, i am not the only manager. Michelle has kept the warning at the profile for the past week, that whilst she is busy cleaning up after the last merge, noone else should edit the profile. Again, some managers like to keep false parents attached, in order that others do not add them on again in the future. Perhaps this is what the other two managers are thinking. The note placed by Bea makes it clear, though, that the parents attached to Jacob Arentsz are not - and cannot be - the right parents.

On November 25, 2015 at 20:23GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

ps I took the liberty of editing your entry on the project page, now that you're a member :D

On November 25, 2015 at 20:20GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Welcome to the project Jillaine!

The project profile has a handy set of links on it... I use it most to connect to the Google Group. It's also listed in Category:Louisiana Families Project along with other project members who have added the category to their profile (encouraged, but not a requirement).

Cheers, Liz

On November 13, 2015 at 15:45GMT Robert Patterson wrote:

Hello Jillian , the profile of Warren-6740 was an adopted by me a couple months ago in a mass of family related profiles all adopted by me at one time. So many that I was flagged and could not adopt anymore . I need to clean up and try to add sources for most of the adopted profiles . Warren was one of those . I will try and look into this line when I finish the project I'm working on now . Thanks for your intrest and inquiry . Regards Robert C. Patterson.

On November 2, 2015 at 15:09GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Hi, Jillaine. I proposed merges for several profiles for Gilbert Brooks and Elizabeth Simmons at the same time. The one that you commented on was part of a couple created by a new contributor, who also added a profile for a child.

Unfortunately, a leader popped in and rapidly approved the merge for Gilbert Brooks, but not for Eilizabeth Simmons, so suddenly the Simmons profile was connected to the good profile for Gilbert Brooks.

I am wary of proposing to merge any of these Simmons profiles to the Unknown profile, because it's way too common for someone to decide to reverse a merge toward Unknown and direct it to the seemingly real last name... (and even PPP status may not prevent that, as there are leaders who don't look very carefully).

On October 27, 2015 at 16:20GMT Cynthia B wrote:

Sorry about that. I usually check the preview screen before saving. Oooops! (It was the dreaded missing frontslash)

On October 24, 2015 at 22:18GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Thanks for your note, Jillaine. Your appreciation means a lot to me. I've learned so much from you: about genealogy and about how to communicate about it. The student is proud to receive the approbation of the teacher!

On October 16, 2015 at 21:39GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I read your note on Unknown-268162, but then I saw that Coffin-364 (which looks to me like the same person) is PPPed and marked as a "rejected match" for the Unknown, and I didn't know what to think. You might want to look in on those profiles and see if you can provide some clarity.

On September 17, 2015 at 23:21GMT John Wright wrote:

Hey Jillaine, in response to your query regarding Whelden-23, please see the following page: http://jliptrap.us/gen/whilden.htm

It is quite possible that I've goofed up somehow so please, if you find a mistake by all means let me know.

On September 17, 2015 at 17:43GMT Laura Jauch wrote:

In answer to your last question yes Haller is Anna Rapp's b 1852 maiden name. This is verified on her daughter Anna Rapp Jauch's cemetery records.

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