My own JONES surname family tree climbing starts in Virginia...at least on this side of the great pond. Over the years [now 53 of them] genealogy has involved a study of land grants and patents. For me, this has involved a great deal of research into these subjects from the earliest settlement of Virginia. My research is contained in a series of notebooks that cover many topics and areas of interest. [ See my blog entitled: The Jones Genealogist Research Notebooks.] Notebook #205 contains my work on a coding system of those who's JONES surname appears in the abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants 1623 - 1666. [ Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nugent.] The table below is a copy of a page from this collection.