Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Research Notebooks : A New Blog

When all this DNA stuff began several years ago, I was hesitant to join in the fun.   What if all my years ( 52 years at present) of genealogy tree climbing would be wrong.  What if having my DNA analyzed would prove I was from "China" and not "Wales".   For several years I was scared to ask this question.   But, the bullet was bitten, and from Wales indeed I come!

My research along the way has been organized and stored in notebooks.  Long before this DNA was available (Watson-Crick just starting their base pairing), I started climbing the family tree. (Beginning 1960!)
Over the years, this research has been placed into notebooks.  This new blog is my attempt to outline this research [mostly into the surname JONES] and describe the content of each notebook.  Hopefully, this will give the family tree climber an opportunity to review these topics.

The notebooks are physically located at my personal library, The Joseph Wheeler Jones Memorial Library, Danville, KY.  They are available for use to any genealogist who would care to come and explore.  Please contact me and let me know you would like to examine the content.  You can search the blog sight using the "search" tag for subjects and content.  You can contact me using the comment section on any of my blogs.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Chang in China

Interest in the JONES surname DNA continues.  Several folks have written with information regarding their JONES family.  MJ Jones writes: "Yes, trying to find a Jones in Pennsylvania is like trying to find a Chang in China."

At any rate, this JONES family is haplogroup G.  The writer goes on to state that no one in the immediate family seems to be interested in exploring their DNA and seeks some help.  The lineage is of Price Thomas Jones, b. 1813 in Pennsylvania.  Any Jones, haplogroup G from PA out there?

Please keep those cards and letters coming!

Monday, June 18, 2012


This is my third blog to post this notice.  Sorry for repeating the copyright, but it is necessary to place on all the blogs I have created.  This copyright includes all pictures, charts, graphs, maps, tables, text, and materials published.

You may not use the contents of this site (blog and posts) for commercial purposes without explicit written permission from the author and blog owner.  Commercial purposes includes blogs with ads and income generation features and/or blogs or sites using feed content as a replacement for original content.  Full content usage is not permitted.

Jerry E. Jones, MD, MS, The Jones Genealogist, Library of Congress No. 6192-01064476.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jones Surname and Haplogroups: A Review

The JONES surname is one of the most common among the Islands. [Wales, England, Ireland, and that big one across the pond the U.S.!] Haplogroups have been identified from those who have submitted their DNA and indicated an interest in the JONES surname. The following is a summary based upon an analysis of these results.

Haplogroup R1b is roughly 76%. [Assumed to be Celtic roots?]
Haplogroup I is roughly 10%. [Assumed to be Viking or Norman?]
Haplogroup E is roughly 6%. [Assumed to be African-American?]
Haplogroup G is rougly 3%. [Assumed to be Asia Minor?]
Haplogroup J is roughly 2%. [Assumed to be Middle Eastern - Jewish?]
Haplogroup R1a is roughly 2%. [Assumed to be Anglo-Saxon?]

Anyone with the JONES surname and a known haplogroup please respond. Would like to identify family trees with the surname JONES!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Reader's Choice: The Top 10 Posts

The posts that have received the most views by the readers of the blog "The Jones Surname DNA" are listed below. If you have missed any, please read...or just read again. The title is listed, followed by the date that the post was written. Use the table of posts listed to the right(on the blog site called "Blog Archive") to find the date and the post. Here goes:

1) The Gene Tree, Haplogroups - Dec. 30, 2010.
2) Celtic Tribes to Welsh Tribes - March 2, 2011.
3) The Jones Surname : Not Genetic But Phonetic - June 18, 2011.
4) DNA and Genealogy - Sept. 6, 2010.
5) Utilizing This Blog - Dec. 27, 2011.
6) Multiple Roots - June 22, 2011.
7) Jones Surname DNA : A Haplogroup Hypothesis - June 27, 2011.
8) Add Your Jones Family DNA - Aug. 19, 2011.
9) Learning The Alphabet - Sept. 19, 2010.
10) The Celtic Tongues - Feb. 22, 2011.

Based upon 5,544 views as of 2/15/12.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A R1a JONES Family

A haplogroup distribution for the JONES surname has been presented in previous posts. [See: and ]

A JONES family with roots in Virginia sent their DNA results for a 37-marker test. They are found to be R1a. They have traced their line back to Elisha Jones of Campbell Co., VA, born about 1791, and died 1864/65. A son Charles H. Jones continues the line. Out of curiosity, I compared my own 1st 12-marker results, showing only a 50% match for DYS values. [My JONES family from Virginia is R1b1a2.]

Anyone with R1a haplogroup out there? Please join the fun! We have at least two distinct JONES family haplogroups from Virginia.