The initial colonization of the New World involved folks from Wales, Ireland, and England, all with the surname JONES. Coming across the great pond took much effort and drive, which in some cases even cost the very life of that individual.
The colonization period is coded with the theme chronology (ch.), and deals with those who carried the JONES surname. On the most part, it geographically deals with the American continent and the surrounding islands for the dates 1580 - 1650.
For the JONES surname the following has been written:
First JONES to the New World...Friday, July 29, 2011
The First Jones to Virginia...Friday, August 5, 2011
Jones in Virginia 1623 - 1666...Sat., February 2, 2013
which can be found at http://thejonessurname.blogspot.com.
It is often this chronological period that gives a great deal of difficulty to the genealogist trying to swim across the great pond. Those who share an interest in this time period, please identify yourself in the comment section below.