Jillaine S Smith

Jillaine Smith

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Jillaine S. Smith
Born 1950s.
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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: 22 Jan 2018
11:24: Allison Mackler posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Allison for this]
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Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Tobey.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Mayhew.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Swift.



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 (now archival) 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.

Previously, she conducted research professionally, and was a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists; she retains membership with New England Historic Genealogical Society and National Genealogy Society and is a graduate/survivor of Course 4 at IGHR.

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(I've also started following Rick Pierpoint's excellent example and have started creating freespace Source pages; just wish I knew how to find them...)


  • 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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Making sure I see important announcements from Chris and other staff
BecUse every house needs cleaning
because I'm back in...
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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On 22 Jan 2018 at 16:24 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

Thanks for the Super Star! Effort doesn't always equal result, so this is special and much appreciated. :)

On 19 Jan 2018 at 01:22 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thanks for the complement on the quilts

On 12 Jan 2018 at 18:30 GMT G (Woolard) ' Albrecht ' wrote:

Thank you for clearing up the " Bolling" (red) imbroglio ....he remains a cousin but is not a descendant of " Amonute Powhatan" via his marriage to Jane Rolfe. The search for the 100% Native American grandparent during that window of 1600-1700 shall carry on.

On 31 Dec 2017 at 13:47 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Jillaine, I am glad for the HELP index assistance but I have to confess that I have forgotten that I volunteered to head it when Gail retired ! I have no idea how this is being handled now )-:

There is no doubt it needs revamping.

On 30 Dec 2017 at 18:13 GMT Randall Brock wrote:

your doing a good job

On 27 Dec 2017 at 15:57 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Hey. Sorry about the late reply regarding https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knower-16 It's not on my watchlist. I saw you had a question about her marriage.

It's in this book: Chaplin, Ann Theopold "A Bucknam-Buckman genealogy: some descendants of William Bucknam of Charlestown and Malden and John Buckman of Boston", Gateway Press, 1988

And on Find a Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64786307

Hope that helps. Sorry it took so long to respond.

On 24 Dec 2017 at 17:51 GMT Sharon Smith wrote:

On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:34 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Jillaine, I see in your biography where you wrote "Rick Pierpoint's excellent example and have started creating freespace Source pages; just wish I knew how to find them...)". I love doing those for sources I use too and I always find them by going to my watchlist > then up at TOP, it says "Switch to your Free-Space Watchlist for profiles of places, events, and things"...Merry Christmas..love the sweater in your pic!

On 22 Dec 2017 at 12:28 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Jillaine Smith is 24 Degrees from Maggie N....keeping hoping we find a Buffalo connection !

On 20 Dec 2017 at 16:33 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

The connector between people (you have one to me) is not a genealogical one, but I'm proud to have you there. I find your messages in interesting places saying interesting things. My Bowie genetic relatives connect with yours through the Pottengers, who are probably not really related to me. --Great fun, but useless ultimately. Nevertheless, fun!

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Queen Elizabeth II Jillaine is 18 degrees from Louisa Alcott, 23 degrees from David Douglass, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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