Jillaine Smith
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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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Profile last modified | Created 9 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 7 May 2021
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Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Tobey.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Mayhew.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Swift.



Jillaine was born at the tail end of the baby boom, youngest of four children of her parents.[1] Raised in California, she moved to Washington DC in the mid 1990s to marry PDB. Jillaine and PDB are members of the Bethesda Friends Meeting.

Jillaine is a Friend (Quaker)

She has made her career supporting the nonprofit sector, and since August 2011 has been one of three co-founders of Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC.

Jillaine started researching her family in 1998. She also maintains a set of (now archival) genealogy pages at RootsWeb.

Her research areas include:

  • Colonial New England (post 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 ESM's Course 4 at IGHR.

Roles on WikiTree include (as of 24 October 2020):

  • Project Leader Emeritus; but still actively contributing as a Project Coordinator to:
    • Native Americans Project
    • Puritan Great Migration Project

Wikitree Free Space Pages

  • Jillaine's Dream Source Help Page - what I'd like to see replace the numerous different help pages concerning sources and citations.
  • My to-do list
  • Jillaine's Sources - sources I cite regularly.
  • Soldiers in King Philip's War - probably a stupid idea, but an effort to convert what's in a public domain work to an index-- linked to pertinent wikitree profiles-- of those who fought in this 17th century colonial war with Native Americans in New England. Incomplete.

(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...)

Wiki-Will for Digital Afterlife

In the event of my death or incapacity for more than 90 days, I give the following permission:

  • I would like all of the profiles for people not living, and which I alone manage, to be changed to Open. This is up to and including my own profile.
  • Space pages which I have created for projects should be assigned to the project accounts of those projects (if not already done)
  • Other space pages can all be changed to Open.

Should these profiles / pages not be accessed within 180 days from my demise, the Wikitree staff shall have full and total access to manage said space and profiles in any way they see fit, up to and including assigning them to any willing Profile Manger, orphaning them, or deleting them.


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2BJ-4QN : 27 November 2014), Jillaine S Smith, 21 Jan 1959; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • Birth: Birth certificate of Jillaine S. Smith, details withheld for privacy purposes
  • Marriage: Marriage Certificate - PDB and Jillaine S. Smith, Ithaca, New York, June 1995. Details withheld for privacy purposes.

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I appreciate what you are doing to help Liz and the project! Unfortunately, I continue to be overwhelmed with work night and day plus some weekends due to the pandemic that I cannot commit right now, although I would love to help! With David out, I am trying to make sure I cover Southern Pioneers with Mary’s help. I know he was working hard with Southern Colonies also so I know Liz appreciates your help! I am hoping that i can add more staff at work by the Fall. As soon as is possible, I will return to my regular participation because it is my stress relief!! Thanks for the note and the information!
posted by Paula J
Thanks for the help on updating profiles to fit current PPP. I am trying to keep up with the messages even though I am at work so I don’t miss any, but that means less communication so I wanted to stop and sincerely thank you for your help and messages!!! I really appreciate your help!
posted by Paula J
Thanks, Paula. I appreciate the thanks.

I'm not actively involved in US SC any more, but offered to help Liz work through the errors list on managed profiles. Since I don't have a Leader badge anymore, I can't make the changes myself so have to rely on others. Sorry to be bothering you with it; will try to keep my requests of you to a minimum. Liz is looking for a co-leader for US SC; do you think you could help?

posted by Jillaine Smith
Wow! Thanks for the note....


posted by Ellen Smith
Well don't get too excited; since posting it, I realized there's a very weak link in the chain between us, and I am probably NOT descended from the common ancestor, Peter Minuit-- and you probably aren't either. Oh well, our relatedness was brief and wonderful while it lasted...
posted by Jillaine Smith

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