Jones Surname DNA Project

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Member Count: 537
Surnames
Jones
Description
Please read this note before requesting a kit. The Jones surname is a worldwide name. We are inviting Jones males from all over the world to do the Y-dna test. We need new members to expand our own knowledge of where our ancestors lived and died. The 37 marker test is recommended since fewer markers will not provide sufficient evidence prove conventional genealogical research. If the cost is a determining factor, one can upgrade to 67 or 111 markers at a later date. When you decide to join the costs will be displayed for you. There is a Third Party Transfer option for those who tested with Ancestry.com and others. There is also the Family Finder test (atdna) that will identify relatives within 5 to 7 generations. These matches can be totally different surnames with no obvious connections at first. Paper trails can help connect to other people through this test. Please include some background information about your most distant Jones ancestor with your join request since I will ask for it before sending the join code. I ask this of all new members so that we can better understand and recruit new members. Requests without any information at all will only receive a request for more information before being sent the code to join. New memberbs are important so that we can expand our own DNA base. A sub-project has started to establish the Y chromosome signature of Matthew Jones, ca.1643-1712 of Mulberry Island, Warwick Co., VA. and his relationship to other Jones lines. Thank you. Ronald O.Jones rongen@gmx.com - Tennessee, Crockett County Tom Howland, tshdj@hotmail.com
Background
This project is for the aid in connecting different Jones members together in tieing up loose ends that cannot otherwise be found. The Jones surname is widespread and will have a great many different branches, even many who are unrelated to each other. I started this surname group because there was not one already up and running. I thought it was lacking considering how many people have the name of Jones assigned to them. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Ron Jones

  I am adding the surnames Johns and Johnson to the group. 
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Goals
My original goal in starting this Project was to find a connection some where in the past with another "Jones" family member. Hopefully, this is the goal of each one who joins. The GOAL for our Surname Group is to expand our knowledge of the Jones family and to try to connect as many of us together as possible. I would greatly enjoy to see a group membership of at least 500 people. It may seem like a lot, but with all of the millions upon millions of Joneses out there, 500 is not very many. We welcome members from all nationalities and races. Even if our genetics might not intersect within the past thousand years, one can never be sure that there will be no connection within the past 600 years. Races and nationalities have mingled. Do not hestitate to join even if you think you will not match anyone in our group. Surprises happen. Take a chance and grow your tree a little more.

  Before you purchase a kit, please make sure that you have sent information pertaining to your Jones ancestry.  It is great to receive the oldest known Jones ancestor of your family tree.  It is also important that you have a male Jones for the test to be done since the test traces the Y-Chromosome.   If your source of DNA belongs to a different Surname Group, it is important that you join that particular group.  If there is not a group for your particular surname, you can join an individual Haplogroup or geographical group.  Also, if there no surname group to which you can join, you can always begin a group for your surname.


The Y-DNA Transfer program is the opportunity for those who previously Y-DNA tested at a Sorenson Genomics lab based company to take part in Family Tree DNA group projects and to retest at Family Tree DNA.

Transfer customers may choose a basic transfer of Y-DNA46 panel results that will allow them to view their results in a new account and to join group projects. These are the Transfer Y-DNA33 and the Transfer Y-DNA46. They do not include either database matching or haplogroup prediction.

Transfer customers may also choose to test the Y-DNA STR markers required for matching to Family Tree DNA's customers. These are the Transfer Y-DNA33 + Y-DNA25 and the Transfer Y-DNA46 + Y-DNA37. They include database matching and haplogroup prediction. However, they also require a new DNA sample.

Transfer options are:

OptionPriceProject MembershipDatabase MatchingHaplogroup Prediction Transfer Y-DNA33 $19 Yes No No Transfer Y-DNA46 $19 Yes No No Transfer Y-DNA33 + Y-DNA25* $58 Yes Yes Yes Transfer Y-DNA46 + Y-DNA37* $58 Yes Yes Yes

* If you upgrade after ordering a basic transfer, the cost will be $49 US.

News
We currently have 485  members who have purchased kits. That is a long way from one when I started the group in 2004.  I have set up a page on Facebook for the Jones Surname Group.  There is also a FamilyTreeDNA page on Facebook for all members.
   http://www.facebook.com/groups/JonesSurnameDNA?ap=1


Big NEWS  - People who have tested with Ancestry, GeneTree or Sorensen's SMGF are now allowed to join FamilyTreeDNA for a small nominal fee.  Their DNA results can be uploaded.  For another small fee, other alleles will be tested to give the new members full access to the Group.  The $19 will provide a Personal Page but they will not have full benefits as members do.

   Spread the news.
Results
We have almost 485  members and our base is expanding every day. On occasion, I do get requests to join without any follow through. I hope to change that in the near future. Our member base is beginning to expand rapidly. It really should not be long until we have 500 members. With more and more people in our group, the probabilities of matching and finding relatives increases. If you have not already done so, then please enter your oldest known ancestor on your Personal Page.

  I have added the Johns surname to the group.
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