Gatherings and Events

The Dalton Genealogical Society holds Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Member Gatherings at locations around the globe. The Society selects venues that have significance to the Dalton, D'Alton and Daulton surnames, or represent unique research opportunities. At these Gatherings, we encourage members and independent experts to give presentations that are relevant to the Society membership. We urge all our members to attend these Gatherings as they are a primary method of interaction and yield genealogical and historical information as well as forging international camaraderie.

Our 2017 Gathering and AGM will be held in Hull, Yorkshire, UK and the suggested hotel is the Premier Inn City Centre, conveniently situated for the Old Town.

The Dalton Genealogical Society extends an invitation to all DGS members and their families to attend the 2017 Gathering of the Society in Hull from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September. All will be welcome, and the theme of the Gathering will be Dalton history and to celebrate Hull as the City of Culture 2017.

The event will include the opportunity to visit a number of interesting places in and around Hull with Dalton connections but also to embrace and enjoy the activities that are planned for the city. The DGS Annual Dinner will take place in a slightly different kind of venue than normal, at The Deep aquarium, where we will dine with all of the permanent residents.

More information, along with a Programme and Registration Form, can be found in this PDF, which you can download and send to the organisers of the 2017 Gathering in Hull. There is also an update for those who have decided to attend the Gathering.

If you require any further information or have any queries, please contact or for more information on the Gathering.

Our 2016 DGS Gathering and Annual General Meeting took place Friday September 16th & Saturday September 17th, 2016 in Manchester, UK.

2016 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Dalton, FRS (Fellow Royal Society), the celebrated scientist who is remembered for introducing Atomic Theory. Dalton spent most of his working life in Manchester and much of his writings and memorabilia are housed in the University of Manchester's John Ryland & Chetham's Libraries.

Go to the Manchester 2016 Photo Gallery


Past DGS Events and Gatherings

2013 Gathering — Dublin, Ireland

2012 Gathering — Hull, UK 2012

2012 Annual General Meeting — Hull, UK

2011 Gathering — Salt Lake City, USA

2011 Annual General Meeting — Catherington, UK

2010 Gathering (40th Anniversary) — Surrey, UK

2010 Annual General Meeting — Surrey, UK

2009 Annual General Meeting — Oswaldtwistle, UK

2009 Gathering — Orange, Australia

2008 Gathering — Birr, Ireland

2008 Annual General Meeting — Camberley. UK

2008 Gathering — Melbourne, Australia

2007 Gathering — Worcester, UK

2007 Annual General Meeting — Worcester, UK

2006 Gathering — Hampton, UK

2006 Annual General Meeting — Catherington, UK

2005 Gathering and Annual General Meeting — Dublin, Ireland

2004 Gathering and Annual General Meeting — Preston 2004

2004 Gathering and Annual General Meeting — Sydney, Australia

2003 Gathering and Annual General Meeting — Wales , UK

Last updated: January 20, 2017.