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
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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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.

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
  • 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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