Who We Are
Welcome to the Internet web site of the
Original Johns Family Research Group®.
Our group had its beginning in early 1997 when
three individuals, with the surname Johns, found
each other through the Internet. Clifford M .
"Cliff" Johns, Capt. USN Ret. is our
President; Henry L. "Hank" Johns III is
our Vice President; Robert R. "Rob"
Johns is our Treasurer. These three individuals
comprise the Officers and Board of Directors of
We were soon joined by others with the same
interests and a small group was formed. We had a
growing list of eMail addresses and continued
helping each other with our research. We
discovered RootsWeb and it's many features --
namely the worldwide mailing list. The previous
list-owner encouraged us to take ownership and
manage the mailing lists for our surname, thereby
expanding our group. We now have a membership of
over 180 individual and family members who have a
community interest in researching the surnames
Johnes, Johne, Johns, John and variations.
Many of our regular members are actively
contributing to researching our surname and to
helping newer folks get started. Many of us are
descendants of the Welsh-English immigrants from
Carmarthen, Wales and London, England. However,
there are quite a few who are researching German
surnames. The German surnames became anglicized
to Johns or John after an ancestor arrived in
Please browse our pages and join us in the
interchange through the worldwide mailing list.
Please read and become acquainted with our Pledge
and Acceptable Use Policy. We're here to help you
find your ancestors in an atmosphere of
friendship, caring, and concern.
What We Do
What we offer from the group's combined
efforts is a gateway to our research and
worldwide mailing list that provides you with a
connection to other Johns and John families. This
list is the JOHN-L
mailing list found at RootsWeb,
owned and managed by the Johns Family Research
Group®. By using this genealogy mailing list you
may post queries to the JFRG®.
You can directly communicate with our members and
exchange genealogy information. The goal is to
help you extend your family pedigree and perhaps
meet some distant cousins for the first time.
To subscribe to our worldwide mailing list
please click on the JOHN-L,
JOHN-D Mail List link.
Carefully follow the instructions and examples
illustrated. We have provided several "hints"
to help you get started with becoming a member of
our genealogy eMail list. Once you are subscribed
to the list, you will be able to send an eMail to
all of our members by simply posting a single
- Special Projects: Military Service
Johns, Vice President
- Special Projects: Marriages, Mortality
- RootsWeb JOHN-L
- Special Projects: US
Johns, Web Architect
- RootsWeb JOHN
Message Boards Administrator
- Web address: homepages.rootsweb.com/~jfrg/johns