Jillian is working to flesh out the biographies and sources for her extensive family tree, originally imported from Ancestry.com. Her primary focus is determining the degree to which sources exist for "mythological" Ancestry.com and FindAGrave ancestors and providing DNA verification for more recent ancestral connections.
Additionally, she has an interest in California history, especially the white settlement of Shasta County and the building of Shasta Dam. She is also working on a personal project of populating the "Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford" category.
She is a trained medieval paleographer and can assist in deciphering historical handwriting and primary source documents.
Childhood Jillian was born in Redding, CA to Steven Kern and Cinnamon Kern at Mercy Medical Center on 9 April 1993. The Kerns resided in nearby Shasta Lake, CA at the north end of Montana Ave on the family property previously owned by Jerry Kern and Janice Kern, where Steve and siblings were raised, with one brother, Dean Kern. As children, she and Dean travelled frequently with their parents and Kern grandparents, often vacationing in the Nevada/Oregon/Wyoming desert region and rockhounding. They were close playmates with their Luzier cousins who attended all family holiday events and moved to the same street as Janice/Jerry and Steve/Cinnamon in the early 2000s.
Jillian attended Toyon Elementary School, Shasta Lake Middle School, Central Valley High School, and Shasta College, before moving to Davis, CA and attending the University of California, Davis while studying English and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She graduated in 2014 with honors in MEMS and highest honors in English. She attended Oxford University 2016-17 to receive her Master's degree in medieval literature.
Previous employment in education and public health fields (drug and alcohol awareness). Hobbies and sometime employment as a portrait and wedding photographer, writer/ghostwriter, activist, and numismatist. Currently working as a substitute teacher. Her longtime interest in history and heritage led to interest in genealogy research. Voracious reader. She currently resides in Shasta Lake, CA.
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On 22 Apr 2018 at 11:54 GMT Butch Smith wrote:
Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified!
Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the UNITED_KINGDOM and GERMAN_ROOTS Projects.
Butch ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
On 16 Apr 2018 at 22:05 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 31 Mar 2018 at 23:49 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 23 Mar 2018 at 20:33 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:
On 22 Mar 2018 at 22:45 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517.
On 26 Nov 2017 at 12:20 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.
Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,
On 20 Oct 2017 at 03:55 GMT Robynne (Thompson) Lozier wrote:
On 19 Oct 2017 at 09:24 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on England Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to Member Interests. I've added your good self here and on the UK Project member interests page.
Thanks again for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research.
On 9 Oct 2017 at 18:12 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
Thanks for joining the French Roots project! You have been added to our project members list. We cover Alsace, and probably the German Roots project covers it as well, Alsace has a shared heritage... :-)
On 26 Sep 2017 at 03:08 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:
I am team leader for the Anywherers. I received an e-mail that you are listed as a member of our team. If this is your desire, please go to the team page and request to be on the trusted list. Use the privacy tab and Towards the bottom of the page you will see something like: "Join this List Click here to request to join the Trusted List. An e-mail will be sent to the Profile Manager and you will be informed if you are approved." . Just click there and I will process your request .
Thank you, Pat