Jillaine S Smith

Jillaine Smith

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Jillaine S. Smith
Born 1950s.
Daughter of [private father (1920s - unknown)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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Smith-32867 created 9 Oct 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 24 Oct 2016
17:26: George Salley Jr. posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank George 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.


  • Birth: Birth certificate of Jillaine S. Smith, details withheld for privacy purposes
  • Marriage: Marriage Certificate - Philip D. Bogdonoff III and Jillaine S. Smith, Ithaca, New York, June 1995. Details withheld for privacy purposes.

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Jillaine is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Making sure I see important announcements from Chris and other staff
Betz is the maiden name of my gr-gr-grandmother on my father's side. The emigrated from Feilbingert, Rheinpfalz in the 1840s to Buffalo, NY
my particular area of interest is ridding wikitree of empty, disconnected profiles by either connecting them to the tree or merging them away.
Gluntz (Glunz) is the maiden name of my emigrant ancestor who left Hausen ob Verena in Southern Germany in the 1860s
Gluntz (Glunz) is the maiden name of my emigrant ancestor who left Hausen ob Verena in Southern Germany in the 1860s Settling in Buffalo, NY
My husband is descended of a Huguenot. Their history is interesting. Escaping France and massacre for their religious beliefs.
Jauch is the surname of my emigrating ancestor who left Schwenningen in southern Germany in the mid 1800s and settled in Buffalo NY. I also run a one-name study here on this surname and have much info about Jauchs throughout the country. Yauch is a variation.
PGM is the Puritan Great Migration project which I founded. We seek to improve profiles of those people who emigrated to Nee England 1620-1640.
PGM is the Puritan Great Migration project which I founded. We seek to improve profiles of those people who emigrated to New England 1620-1640.
Because I care.

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  • Jillaine Smith: AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A702158, Ancestry member Jillaine_Smith

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On 24 Oct 2016 at 21:26 GMT George Salley Jr. wrote:

Thank you, Jillaine, for your observations and comments. I have not been active on this site, but uploaded a GEDCOM, in hopes of helping others (with a modicum of failures!!). Any changes you would like to make I will be happy to approve--you are quite obviously more active in NE genealogy than I am.

Thank you again. Rev. George Bull Salley, Jr. (Savannah)

On 20 Oct 2016 at 07:02 GMT Chere (Robinson) Lee wrote:

I don't do that, wiki tree automatically does that- it's a flaw in their software. When you add a sibling to a profile where parents are unknown it creates an unknown father profile.

On 20 Oct 2016 at 03:13 GMT Patricia (Williams) Martin wrote:

John Henry (Reasor) Williams is the son of James Madison and Elizabeth Reasor Williams. I Cant find a way to merges the two together. But John Henry Williams and John Henry Reasor Williams is the same if you can help it would help. John Henry had 5 brothers and sisters James Monroe, Isaac, Katie, Annie, Alfrasttie Williams. John Herny Williams was marriage to Rebecca Penrod.

On 4 Oct 2016 at 01:08 GMT John Vickery IV wrote:

I am also glad, T Y!

Married Philip in Ithaca, NY wow! that's 66 miles from Baldwinsville. :)

On 1 Oct 2016 at 20:56 GMT Cathy (Dickerson) Champion wrote:

re Alexander-360: Please see the comment I posted on Mary Alexander's page in response to Vern Howe's comment. I originally had Mary born in England. I posted the sources in the comment. Thanks


On 17 Sep 2016 at 16:47 GMT Anonymous (Bozoian) Anonymous wrote:

Also in regards to Tanner-13, I started with the information in the book I have, however it deals mainly with the Hiltz line and it only gives the information that has the source cited from the book. The rest of the information is possibly incorrect, there appears to be several variations on her lineage, marriages, birth date and her children, and I am not having a fun time locating sources for her that can verify the facts. Thanks again for your help :)


On 17 Sep 2016 at 15:13 GMT Anonymous (Bozoian) Anonymous wrote:

Thanks for your message Julliane, I would love to correct the children however 3 of them (Hiltz-3; Hiltz-29; Hiltz-11) I can not edit and my tree is already twisted with branches that meet the profile manager and he does not respond ever. In the past I have had to create duplicates and merge (after the 30 days of course). Just getting frustrated with the lack of cooperation from a few others that I bump into on a regular basis. :/

On 16 Sep 2016 at 05:21 GMT Anonymous (Bozoian) Anonymous wrote:

Hi Jullaine,

I am working on correcting the Hiltz line and I came across this profile: Tanner-13. It has numerous errors, all the children listed are fathered by John Philip Henry Hiltz, not John Philip Hebb.

On 7 Sep 2016 at 04:01 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Jillaine, this merge you proposed is sitting on the top of the pending merges list. Do you really think these two men are the same, with different first names and 16-year difference in birthdate?

On 2 Sep 2016 at 18:57 GMT Jenny Snyder wrote:

Hi Jilliane

Lavere Peters addresses the fact that Richard Taylor had two names "William Richard Taylor had two given names, Richard was his second given name in honor of his brother who died when aged about six months. He used the name William only occasionally, NOTE -- He was more frequently called Richard, so I'm going to call him Richard William."


I do not think Richard Taylor at this time can be tied to Richard Taylor the Ancient Planter , although in the future information may be provided that says they are related. I have written to Lavere Peters site to see if she has any new information. Lavere's site has been on line for a very long time. If I can be of any assistance let me know

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