As always greetings to all readers of "Daltons in History", and the officers and committee of the Dalton Genealogical Society send particular greetings to you all as we usher in the New Year of 2011. With this edition, "Daltons in History" enters its 14th year and this is the 157th issue! And now in its 41st year, the DGS has much to look forward to. We have a meeting in Australia in February, our AGM in Hampshire here in the UK in June, and the Annual Gathering weekend taking place in Salt Lake City, USA in September. Our DNA project is set to continue expanding and individual reports will be published for every genetic family group. Volume 53 of the DGS Journal is about to appear, and two more issues will be published during 2011. And, of course we will continue to bring you "Daltons in History" each month, with its varied and interesting content.

To maintain and improve our monthly web newsletter, we are looking to all of our readers to contribute to its content. Each month our editor, Dairne Irwin, appeals for more material and I hope that each of you will make a New Year’s resolution that, during 2011, you will send something along to Dairne to share with us all. "Daltons in History" is a wonderful channel of communication on all aspects of Dalton family history and I would like to see more active participation in its creation. Please don’t just rely on the regulars to keep filling its pages – be proactive – let us hear your thoughts – tell us what you like (and what you don’t like) and let it truly become your monthly magazine.

December has been notable here in the UK as the coldest and snowiest in living memory. With many events being cancelled or postponed because of the bad weather, there has been plenty of opportunity to work on family history and it has therefore been yet another busy month for the DGS. We have continued to work on the arrangements for future gatherings and on our DNA project, and below you will find information about these together with the usual updates to keep you fully informed about everything that the DGS is doing.

Future DGS events

On Saturday 19th February 2011, Maureen Collins is planning a one day meeting for our Australian members which will take place in Sydney. If you would like to attend, you are asked to contact Maureen by email as soon as possible (, indicating your interest.

The DGS Annual General Meeting for 2011 will be held here in the UK on Saturday 18th June. This will be a one day event hosted by Geoffrey and Jane Dalton at their home in Catherington, Hampshire. Some of you will remember that the 2006 AGM was hosted by Geoffrey and Jane on a glorious summer’s day and we hope that, five years later, the weather will be as kind! The AGM will be held in the morning, a buffet lunch will be served and there will be a talk in the afternoon by DGS member, Martin Griffiths, who will speak to us on his Dalton family, the Church Lawford Daltons, about whom he has written articles in DGS Journals Vol 48 (Jun 08) and Vol 52 (Jun 10). The detailed programme for the day, together with a booking form, has now been uploaded to the "Forthcoming Gatherings" section of this website, and there is a flyer with all the details, enclosed with Volume 53 of the DGS Journal due to reach DGS members towards the end of this month.

The DGS Annual Gathering for 2011 is to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA over the weekend of Fri/Sat/Sun 23rd/24th/25th September 2011. This will be a very special event and the gathering organiser is our North American Secretary, Karen Dalton Preston. At the 40th Anniversary Gathering and AGM, Karen gave us a taster of what is in store, and her team have now put more detailed plans in place. Information can be found in the "Forthcoming Gatherings" section of this website and, if you haven’t already done so, you can sign up for a regular email newsletter to keep you informed as further details become available for registration, booking and paying your deposit. Just click here for the link.

For the 2012 Gathering and AGM it is planned that we will return to Yorkshire over the weekend of 27th/28th/29th July 2012. We will be making a more detailed announcement about the venue and programme in the next couple of months.

For 2013 we are considering returning to Ireland and for 2014 and beyond we have a number of suggestions already. But, if you have any particular thoughts about where you might like to meet, or a particular Dalton theme you think we should incorporate, we would really like to hear from you with your ideas.

The Dalton International DNA Project (DIDP)

We are indebted to our DNA consultant, Chris Pomery for all his assistance with the project over the past five years, which includes the preparation of three issues of the very comprehensive project progress report, and most informative presentations at our annual gatherings on two occasions. We now have approaching 170 participants in the project, and well over 80% of these are members of one of the 15 identified genetic families. There are just 31 participants who are singletons. The emphasis is now on providing updated reports for each individual genetic family. The first of these, for genetic family A, was published last month and, with the template for these reports now established, the remainder will follow over the forthcoming six months. The latest DIDP news and a full DIDP update were published last month, and these can now be found in the "Dalton DNA Project" section of this website, or simply click here for the link.

The DGS Journal

Volume 53 of the DGS Journal for December 2010 is almost complete and due at the printers. Our editor, John Dalton, informs me that he expects printing to be completed by the middle of January and the journal will then be posted out to members. DGS members in the UK should expect their copies by the end of January, and copies going overseas will be posted by airmail at the same time. If you have not received your copy by the middle of February please be in contact with your local DGS secretary, who will advise you further.

The list of the contents of Volume 53 of the DGS Journal will be published in next month's "Daltons in History". As always it will contain much of interest and, if you are not a DGS member, please think about joining the Society. This will entitle you to receive the journal regularly, and much more. Full details are in the "Join the DGS" section of this website, or just click here.

John welcomes articles and other items for publication in the Journal. Any material for publication should be sent to him as early as possible, so that he can plan the content of future issues. John is happy to advise and assist contributors and, if you have any questions or need help, please contact him by email at

Back issues of the DGS Journal continue to be available. On this website you can access the "DGS Journal Index" from the homepage or by clicking here. Here you will find a full synopsis of the contents of the Journal of the Dalton Genealogical Society commencing with Volume 1 published back in 1970 through to Volume 41 published in December 2004. Lists of contents are given for Volumes 42 to 52 and the full synopses will be uploaded in due course. Copies of all back numbers are available for purchase and these can be obtained from DGS member, Mrs Pat Robinson (address: Mallards, 3 High Street, The Green, Barrington, Cambridge CB2 5QX, UK email: Details of prices, including postage and packing, will be found with the index.


Enjoy this month’s issue of "Daltons in History", your regular monthly update on everything that is happening in the world of Dalton family history. We will be back again in February.

Thank you for your attention, and very best wishes for the New Year to you all. I hope that 2011 is a year when you discover more about your Dalton family history, and please do share your findings with the readers of "Daltons in History". Your editor, Dairne Irwin, will look forward to hearing from you!

Yours very sincerely

Michael Neale Dalton
Chairman and Honorary Life President of the Dalton Genealogical Society

The fourth instalment of this personal account of the history of the Dalton Genealogical Society by Michael Dalton was published here in "Daltons in History" last month. In this fifth instalment, Michael moves on to the years following the 1983 Lancashire Gathering.

1983 saw our first full weekend gathering held in a location with specific connections to Dalton family history. It was to be another five years before we mounted our next such gathering – the first Yorkshire Gathering held in 1988. This instalment looks at the period in between these two weekend events, which was a period of consolidation for the Society.

The committee was now strengthened with Morag Simpson and Lucy Slater on board in addition to Dick Hamilton and Joyce Parker. In May 1984, Morag took on the role of DGS Treasurer, relieving me of an increasing burden. Joyce set about making arrangements for a weekend gathering in South Wales, based at Swansea University, to study our Welsh Dalton ancestry. This was planned for July 1985, but unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to lack of support. After the success of the 1983 gathering this was a disappointment and the committee had to think again about its plans for meetings and events.

In the meantime Dick and Lucy were busying themselves with researching and writing some important articles for the DGS Journal. An awareness of the standards being achieved by some of our contemporaries meant that I was keen to improve the image of the Journal, and I was fortunate to have the help of Richard Tomlin of Cairnes Design Associates, a company used by ICL for designing brochures and other promotional material. The Journal was well established as the main vehicle for recording Dalton family history and sharing it with members – it was what our members received in exchange for their subscription – and our expanding membership deserved the best that we could achieve with the resources available. So with DGSJ Vol 14 No 1 published in 1985, we launched a new look for the Journal. A much smarter cover was complemented with a matching "house style" inside for the headers and footers on every page. I had worked closely with Richard Tomlin on ICL projects and I was confident that he would design something innovative and eye catching for the DGS. The new style certainly met with general approval and, perhaps most importantly, the scholarly work of Dick and Lucy meant that we had some excellent content. Dick’s series of articles entitled "The Junior Dalton Line – The Missing Link", together with Lucy’s "The Unprofitable Servant of God" and other articles, filled the pages of six issues of the journal published over the years 1985, 1986 and 1987. The production of the Journal was still a laborious process. Dick typed his and all the other main articles on his own very smart IBM typewriter, whilst the remainder was down to me using a second hand electric typewriter that was an office cast off. I recall many hours being spent assembling the master copy for each issue, which had literally to be cut and pasted into the "house style" masters prepared for us by Richard Tomlin, so that the 52 pages of the A5 booklet were all in the right place for double sided printing – pages 52 and 1 on one side, 2 and 51 on the other, then 50 and 3 with 4 and 49 and so on. (If you have ever had to do this you will know what I am talking about! With today’s modern technology, this is all a thing of the past.) Somehow the master copy got completed, usually behind schedule, and off it went to our printers. To save costs, I used to collate, fold and stitch the journals myself and my particular "bete noir" was the long armed stapler, which was never quite man enough for the job and required a very particular technique to ensure that the staples went through 13 sheets of A4 plus the cover properly. Those were the days! And of course the job was not complete without envelopes (all handwritten!) and stamps. I think Kate thought I was quite mad doing all this myself and I probably was, but what a tremendous sense of satisfaction when the job was complete and safely in the post.

Alongside all this activity with the Journal, I still found time for other DGS related matters. I wrote an article about the DGS for "Family Tree Magazine", published in January 1985, its second issue. Now a very well established monthly magazine for family historians, "Family Tree Magazine" had just started publication, then bi-monthly, and invited "guest societies" to write about themselves. I also started giving talks about the DGS to local family history groups. These included taking part in a Guild of One Name Studies one-day conference which took place in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in November 1985.

Another important event in 1985 was the publication of Ben Pimlott’s "Hugh Dalton". I referred earlier to Ben’s attendance at our first gathering in 1979. Following that Joyce Parker, Morag Simpson and I gave him assistance with his research into Hugh’s family history and we were delighted to see the prominence given to this in the published biography. Following on from the biography, Ben edited Hugh’s diaries, and Joyce Parker and I attended a special lecture given by Denis Healey to mark the publication of the Second World War Diary, the invitation card for which is reproduced below.

Invitation to the lecture by Denis Healey to mark the publication of Hugh Dalton’s
Second World War Diaries edited by Ben Pimlott

A year later we attended a further lecture given by Tony Benn entitled "Writing our own History: A Labour Diarist in the Post-war Years". This marked the publication of the Political Diary covering the years 1918-1940 and 1945-1960.

To conclude this instalment of "The DGS – the first 40 years", I turn to the Gatherings and AGMs held in 1986 and 1987. The first was hosted in Reigate at our home in Harewood Close, where we moved to from Waterlow Road three years earlier. We had a good turn out with many new members appearing for the first time. We were also joined by Iain Swinnerton, President of the Federation of Family History Societies, Pauline Saul, its Administrator, and Chris Barrett, the Secretary of the Guild of One Name Studies. At the AGM, we welcomed Dorothy Dyke and Pamela Richards as new committee members. We also agreed to raise the subscription to £6 per year, still reckoned to be good value – and covering the costs of printing and distributing the much improved journal twice a year.

The 1986 DGS Gathering held at the home of Michael Dalton in Reigate, Surrey
in August 1986

Some of the displays mounted for the Gathering

Iain Swinnerton, Kay Dalton from Australia and Pauline Saul

Joyce Parker with Sally Young

Joyce with Philip and Christine Dalton, and Terry Dalton

For 1987, we returned to Joyce Parker’s home in Brighton and we were again joined by a good number of members, including several new faces. The AGM was notable for two reasons. Firstly it was held out in the garden – the first formal DGS meeting to be "al fresco". But secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the meeting gave its approval to the new DGS constitution which we had been working on for some time with help from the Federation and the Guild, and with advice and guidance from the Charity Commission. The adoption of the new constitution was an essential step in our plan to become a registered charity and enabled us to make our formal application to the Charity Commission for registration.

The 1987 DGS Gathering held at the home of Joyce Parker
in Brighton, Sussex in July 1987

Betty Penny, Jack and Pamela Richards

Biddy and Dan Lysons

Dennis Dalton, David and Pamela Lynam with Baby Philippa

So, over the period from 1983 to 1987, the DGS made steady progress. With the Journal now an established and respected bi-annual publication, and the prospect of becoming a registered charity within our sights, we were ready to widen our horizons and move on again. 1988 was to be an exciting year and will be the subject of Part 6 of these recollections to be published in the next issue of "Daltons in History".

During her many years as General Secretary of the DGS, Lucy Slater accumulated a vast quantity of documentation and correspondence relating to Dalton family history. Following her death in June 2008, no less than 16 arch files full of documents were passed to Michael Dalton together with an index of their contents. Michael has been delving into these archives and this is the fourth of a series of articles for "Daltons in History", in which he shares some of this material with readers, this time from arch file number 4.

Index to File 4

The Index of Dalton Documents, Vol 1 listed 105 separate documents, Vol 2 listed 94, and Vol 3 another 60 documents. In Vol 4 we find another 80 or so documents. These relate mainly to Daltons in the English counties of Cumberland, Hertfordshire, Herefordshire, Essex and Lincolnshire, together with some in Ireland as well.

Docs 0211-0217 – Correspondence and family trees relating to Rev Peter Dalton, b 1649 in Cockermouth, Cumberland

Lucy corresponded with DGS member, Keith Johnson of North Sydney, Australia between 1991 and 1993. Keith originally sent me a copy of his printed Dalton family tree back in 1982 and a note about it appeared in DGSJ Vol 11 No 2 (MN&Q 11.12), followed by the pedigree chart itself being published in Vol 12 No 1 (pp 18-20). This original chart started with Dominick Dalton, a Captain in the Army (Royal Scots), whose descendants lived mainly in Ireland and is signed by Robert Smith, Athlone and Registrar of the Office of the Ulster King of Arms as true to the best of his knowledge and belief, and dated 19th June 1865.

Peter Dalton is the father of Dominick and Keith provided a much annotated copy of the pedigree to Lucy with a request for any further information. This prompted Lucy to look up various records in the Cambridge University Library and to consult with a friend in Cockermouth, another Joyce Parker, who searched local parish registers for any references to Peter. It turns out that Peter was the son of another Peter Dalton, himself the son of Henry Dalton, of Brigham, Cumberland. In a letter dated 16 March 1992, Lucy wrote to Keith:

Dear Keith

We have a saying, there are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream. While kept indoors with a bad attack of bronchitis, I have been going through my records, tidying them up and putting them in order. My cough is now almost better, and I found the Alumni list for Oxford Daltons and there I saw:

Peter, s of Henry of Brigham in Cumberland, pleb Queen’s College, matric 4 Nov 1631, aged 16. Bar at Law, Gray’s Inn 1641. See Foster’s Judges and Barristers.

This of course is too old a man to be ‘your’ Peter, but the next entry is:

Peter, ‘serv’ Queen’s Coll, matric 10 Dec 1658, BA 1663, MA 1666. Vicar of Bramley, Hants 1673, father of Thomas 1699. See Foster’s Index Ecclesiasticus.

And Thomas, ‘famulus praepositi Magistri Coll Reg, son of Peter of Bramley Fort, Queen’s College, matric 27 March 1699, aged 17. BA 1702, Fellow of All Souls’ Coll MA 1706, bar-at-law, Middle Temple 1711, as son & heir of peter of Bramley, Hants, clerk. See Hearne, i 52, 337; & Foster’s Judges and Barristers.

The fact that Peter, son of Henry, went to Queen’s and so did the second Peter, suggests father and son. So I awaited the arrival of the wills from the Public Records Office with interest. However, they were not very helpful. There was no mention of any Peter.

I should perhaps explain that during the inter-regnam all wills had to be proved by a commission sitting in Canterbury. Wills of Cumberland would normally have been proved at the Diocesan Court of Carlisle, but not in that period.

I am not very good at transcribing Stuart handwriting, but I had a go and enclose my efforts. It is the local names which foxed me. I have asked Mrs Parker to go, when the weather improves, to the church at Brigham, to see if there are any monuments to the Dalton family, since Henry’s will speaks of being buried in the church rather than the churchyard. The weather here is very bad, and in Cumberland just now they have had a blizzard over the weekend. I enclose my efforts at transcription, and as soon as I can get out to get photostats made, I will send to you the original photos of the wills from the PRO. Also I will go into the University Library to chase up the references to Foster’s works. Remember, the Index Ecclesiasticus is only a cabinet full of slips of paper, so do not expect too much from this source.

However looking for your ancestors has provided an old woman with something to keep her interested during the winter………
…….It is interesting that the Henry of Eaglesfield mentioned in the second will is the direct ancestor of the family of John Dalton of Eaglesfield, the Atomic Scientist. The family by that time were, of course, Puritans, as is Mrs Parker. That is why she has made a special study of the Daltons of that area.

I am afraid the wills cost another ten pounds, but I still have plenty in hand for stamps and phone calls etc, so do not worry about financial matters. It gives me so much pleasure to feel I am getting something useful out of it.

Yours sincerely

Dr L J Slater

Correspondence continued for a further year with beautifully hand written extracts from parish registers etc provided by Joyce Parker and the results were so well received by Keith, that he asked that Lucy and Mrs Parker to assist his colleague, Malcolm Sainty with research into the Sankey family. Keith Johnson and Malcolm Sainty are well known in the world of genealogy in Australia as publishers of Australian genealogical and historical works, and I have just read in the latest edition of "Descent", the Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists, that they have both been elected as Vice-Patrons of the Society, so we offer them our congratulations on this honour.

Doc 0222 – Photostat of Daltons in Hertfordshire on IGI 1981 edition

Doc 0220 – Pamphlets and photos of churches at Furneaux Pelham, and Braughing, Hertfordshire

Doc 0223 – Daltons in parish registers of Furneaux Pelham, and rough family trees

Doc 0224 – Will of John Dalton of Furneaux Pelham 1583

Lucy put together a complete set of Dalton extracts from the IGI, of which Doc 0222 is one. She appears to have had a particular interest in the parish of Furneaux Pelham, which is near Bishop’s Stortford. I am unable to identify who John Dalton might have been, other than that his wife was Anne, and he had sons, John, William and Richard.

Doc 0224A – Draft of article "Some Daltons in Herefordshire" by LJS

Doc 0224B – Will of Richard Dalton of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire 1618

Doc 0224C – Transcription and translation of will above

Doc 0224D – Notes on Daltons from Hereford Record Office & Brasenose College, Oxford Registers

Doc 0224E – Letter from Hereford Record Office and extract about Stoke Edith Church benefactors

Doc 0224H – Letter from Brasenose College about Richard & James Dalton of Lancashire and Hereford

The article by Lucy on some Daltons in Herefordshire was published in DGSJ Vol 24 (Apr 1996). The correspondence and papers associated with the research for the article are another example of the meticulous way in which Lucy set about tracking down as much detail as she could for her articles.

Doc 0229 – King James’s Irish Army List by J D’Alton, barrister & historian, published 1689, photocopy of pp 418 to 427 Captain Miles D’Alton

Found by Pat Robinson in the Cambridge University Library in 1993, this gives an account of Irish Daltons from 1328 to 1793, including the Daltons who resided at Mount Dalton in Co Westmeath. Pat had recently joined the DGS and she wrote to Lucy:

Thank you so much for the names and addresses of folk interested in Irish Dalton connections. Really you are a gem as a secretary!

The start of Pat’s very active involvement with the DGS over so many years!

Docs 0234 – 0261 Family trees, letters, wills etc relating to Daltons of Lincolnshire

Lucy’s article "Three Dalton Families in Lincolnshire" was published in DGSJ Vol 18 No 2 (Feb 1990). This substantial article involved a considerable amount of research which commenced in 1986. The file contains much of interest, including original copies of the grants of probate for the wills of Mrs Anna Maria Dalton, late of Fillingham in the County of Lincoln, widow, deceased dated 1885 and of James Dalton, late of Fillingham in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, deceased, dated 1878. James and Anna Maria were husband and wife.

Another interesting item is the will of Peter Dalton of Gosbekirk, Treasurer of Lincoln Cathedral. There is a photostat of the original will handwritten in Latin and signed in 1402, together with a typed document line by line with the Latin text in black and the English translation in red. This runs to 9 closely typed A4 pages. The translation was undertaken by Margaret Farmer, who writes to apologise for the delay in preparing it, saying that although beautifully written , it was not easy to read and a long document. She then says "I am afraid I shall have to charge you £20 for it, as it took a very long time". A bargain I would say, even back in 1987!

The many miscellaneous items will include much that was not published in the article and may be of interest to descendants of Lincolnshire Daltons.


As before, with the time and space available, these notes can only give an indication of the wealth of information contained in this file. Again we have an important supplement to articles published in the DGS Journal. The DGS is very fortunate to have had such in depth research undertaken in order to prepare these articles, and the supporting archive is a valuable source of additional material for anyone interested in resuming and adding to the research already undertaken.

From Maureen Collins, Australian and New Zealand Secretary

Having virtually no spare time right now – so who has anyway? – I am moved to write the following:

DGS Database regarding the county of Norfolk, East Anglia, England:

Both Pam Lynam and I are descended from Zebedee Dalton (our Great Grandfather) of Merton in Norfolk and his Great Grandparents, William and Mary Dalton. Zebedee married Maria Webster and they produced 13 children, which in itself is a tremendous feat, especially as 12 of them survived to adulthood, married and had children. Rose Ellen suffered from spina bifida and died young and I can remember Great Aunt Rebecca (No. 10) as being very thin always. It is not really surprising that there are a few mistakes in the census and parish records and I have written about this in earlier editions of "Daltons in History" and in the DGS Journal. It will be a major task but I will at some point go through the Database and try to list the correct record from either our own family records or research that Pam and I have done over the years.

May I suggest that other members who have family members listed in the database take a close look at those records and make suggestions for correction, perhaps in a separate list as one cannot of course interfere with the original listings, which are invaluable whichever way you look at them. The other point is that occasionally an error occurs in the interpretation and spelling of place names and names of those in the lists.

I hope this is useful and you never know what might come up.

From Gerry Dalton and Tom Wood somewhere in Australia

Are you all aware of the below newsletter? It gives a weekly update of the latest records as they become available.

Genealogy In Time Newsletter

11 December 2010

Update on Genealogy Searches

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I hope that all of you have had a wonderful Christmas shared with family and friends!

David and I travelled to Florida to spend the Holiday with my parents. I am happy to say that they are both doing well at 83. We all enjoyed being together for a family Christmas. The weather was unseasonably cold for Florida, but that put us in a Holiday mood. There was no snow though, thank goodness! We are back at home now and getting ready to ring in the New Year with friends.

The past year has been a busy one, and a milestone year for the DGS, celebrating 40 years together! The year ahead promises to be just as busy, especially here in the US where we are completing the arrangements for the 2011 Annual Gathering in Salt Lake City.

We have had an enthusiastic response to our Gathering Newsletter. To date, we have 38 subscribers who have registered to receive the newsletter. The first edition was sent out on 17th December, 2010. If you missed the first issue, you can read the newsletter by going to

And it's not too late to sign-up to receive the newsletter! You can sign-up by registering your email address at Just click on "Subscribe to our newsletter", provide your email address and click the "Subscribe" button.

Members will also find an invitation and "Save the Date" card in the Winter Edition of the Dalton Journal. The invitation is a handy reminder to slip into your calendar or date planner.

Dalton Data Bank Update and Web Site Visitors:

Web Sites Update:

For the period from 1 December to 28 December 2010

Additions to the Data Bank:

17 December, 2010:

New link - Added Find A Grave link Contributed by Mike Dalton, Oregon

5 December, 2010:

Dalton Chronicles - Medieval Soldiers Contributed by Rodney Dalton, Utah

DDB Web Site Usage Statistics:

22,602 visits came from 158 Countries / Territories

Map showing November DDB visitor distribution

Top 10 Countries by Visits:

1. UK – 7,152
2. United States – 3,981
3. India – 2,210
4. Pakistan – 1,906
5. South Africa – 855
6. Australia – 850
7. Canada – 518
8. Ireland – 443
9. Tunisia – 343
10. France – 290

Top 10 Pages Visited:

1. Home Page
2. Join Us (Pop up on Home Page)
3. England
4. USA
5. Australia
6. Republic of Ireland
7. South Africa
8. Canada
9. Dalton Chronicles
10. Northern Ireland


DDB Comparison Chart

DGS Web Site Usage Statistics:

1,583 Visits from 69 Countries / Territories

Map showing DGS visitor distribution

Top 10 Countries by Visits:

1. United States – 653
2. UK – 439
3. Australia – 131
4. Ireland – 67
5. Canada – 46
6. India – 36
7. Pakistan – 25
8. South Africa – 16
9. New Zealand – 16
10. Germany – 11

Top 10 Pages Visited:

1. Home
2. Daltons in History December
3. Memberships
4. Daltons in History Newsletter
5. Daltons in History Archive
6. Clan Dalton
7. Dalton International DNA Project
8. Photo / Video Gallery
9. Clan Dalton Website
10. Forthcoming Gatherings and Events


DGS Comparatives

Dalton Forum:

There are a total of 215 Posts in 129 Topics by 275 Members.
During the reporting period, there were 4 new topics added, 7 new posts and 5 new members added.

Google Ad Campaigns:

Dalton Data Bank:

11,638 Visitors reached the Data Bank by clicking on one of the 1,951,050 Google Ads served during the reporting period.

DGS Site:

24 Visitors reached the DGS site by clicking on one of the 36,325 Google Ads served during the reporting period.

Google Ads for new memberships:

This Ad Campaign generated 4 visits to the Membership information from 5,039 Google Ads served during the reporting period

In closing, David I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope that 2011 will bring all of you health, prosperity, and a few genealogical break-throughs!

With best regards,

Karen Dalton Preston

North American Secretary

Thank you to all who have contributed to the January 2011 issue of "Daltons in History".

Please send me any ideas you may have for future articles or areas of research we could look at. New ideas are still needed!!

Please consider contributing a short description of any Dalton-related travels you may have undertaken anywhere in the world. Also members who are travelling to do research, visit a Dalton-connected site, or have made a connection to a distant cousin through the DGS. might be interested in letting other members know what they are doing through "Daltons in History". Photos from your travels would be nice, too. It would also be a way of helping members get to know each other a little better, and might help members who are widely dispersed geographically to feel a bit more connected.

Mel and I would like to wish all members of the D.G.S. at home and overseas a very Happy New Year.

Contributions for the February 2011 issue need to be with me no later than 25th January 2011. (e-mail: