Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Purpose

An account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor, is the goal of genealogy.  This activity is not always easy, especially with those who have a very common and widespread surname like JONES.  An individual who traces or studies this descent of persons or families is called a genealogist.  Every family seems to have one, i.e., the one who asks all the questions and tries to write everything down.  Sometimes it helps to have a little assistance by finding others who share this terminal virus.  So here goes.

It is the purpose of this blog to help those researching the JONES surname.  The goal is to organize a network of individuals who share the excitement of this endeavor.  It will be based upon a series of "themes" that have helped me during the past 50+ years piece together my own JONES family.  Others who share interest in a particular topic or theme can then join the network on this subject.  Each post will be coded by theme(s), and will allow input by others utilizing the "comment" section of each post.  Then, the search bar can be used to find the post(s) pertaining to each theme.

The themes will be coded and titled as follows:

(g.) = geography
(ch.) = chronology
(d.) = DNA
(k.) = key variable(s)
(i.) = individual researcher(s)
(r.) = resources
(a.) = coat of arms

Each theme will be expanded as the posts are written.  Anyone who shares interest in the theme can respond in the comment section at the end of each post. [You may need to sign into to get access to the comment section, but it does not cost to do this.]

So lets get build the network for Jones genealogy.  There may be other themes that you may add to the network.

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