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: 25 Feb 2017
20:15: Adrian Stanley posted a message on the page for Jillaine Smith. [Thank Adrian 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 25 Feb 2017 at 01:15 GMT Adrian Stanley wrote:

Not only is Bethia Fraser-1475 a fabrication, the attached parents are false. All the Fraser genealogy is in question.

Further more Mary Grant is another shear fabrication. She is Mary Unknown at best. Merging does not remove these errors in a false family tree.

Untll all these errors are corrected and name at birth is corrected, Berthia Fraser is in now way documented to be the same person as Bethia Lovett.

On 24 Feb 2017 at 17:27 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

Thanks, moved the image over to the correct John Briggs (Briggs-257)

On 18 Feb 2017 at 15:57 GMT Stella (Mills) Jones wrote:

I want to thank Jillaine Smith for her thorough investigations into my 'three sisters' question in the tree house. I am very grateful to her for the trouble she took.

On 13 Feb 2017 at 18:02 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Your congratulations may be premature. I still don't know what we're going to need to do with the 16 children connected to Martha Blois. I do recognize some of them...

On 3 Feb 2017 at 23:35 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

Hello! Thanks for your work last month!

On 1 Feb 2017 at 19:28 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Well, 19 steps is not really that far!

But ... I'm surprised that we're not cousins, too, because there aren't any marital connections; only sibling and parental. Not sure I understand why that doesn't make us blood relatives of some sort.

I'm sure you can explain that with your genealogy wizard skills! :-)

On 1 Feb 2017 at 15:53 GMT Julie Shafer wrote:

Jillian, Thanks for working on John Williams (Williams-4113 & Williams-23605) profile. ~Julie

On 24 Jan 2017 at 22:59 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

On 12 Jan 2017 at 10:10 GMT Star Cook wrote:

Jillaine I have Skype IdahoStar1. Will leave it online so you may see it then call me.

Sincerely Star (Cook-17897

On 8 Jan 2017 at 12:33 GMT Jeanine (Sonnenberg) Scholz wrote:

Thank you Jillian for your support. I feel overwhelmed right now trying to get my wikitree page working.

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Queen Elizabeth II Jillaine is 23 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 18 degrees from Abraham Lincoln, 29 degrees from Ayn Rand, 25 degrees from Peter Roberts and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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