Greetings to you all!

June seems to have rushed by and our forthcoming AGM in Lancashire is now less than two months away. The notes below include more information about this event together with the usual updates to keep you fully informed about all our various DGS activities.

2009 Annual General Meeting

Still to come this year, – on Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd August 2009 – is the DGS Annual General Meeting in England. It is to be a full weekend event, with the AGM itself taking place in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire on the Saturday morning and a visit to Queen Street Mill in nearby Burnley in the afternoon. There will be a dinner on the Saturday evening and the opportunity to visit Thurnham Hall on the Sunday and have lunch. For those travelling from further afield, and we hope there will be many of you, accommodation has been arranged at the Swallow Hotel, Samlesbury. Full details are published in the "Forthcoming Gatherings" section of this website. Additionally they were distributed with the December 2008 issue of the DGS Journal (Vol 49). Thanks go to John Dalton, Editor of the DGS Journal, for making the arrangements for this weekend. With less than two months to go, it is important, if you have not done so already, that you return your registration form to John immediately. This will ensure that we can accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.

Future DGS events

2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Dalton Genealogical Society and we will hold a special Gathering and Annual General Meeting in Surrey, England over the weekend of Fri/Sat/Sun 30th/31st July/1st August 2010. Arrangements have been made for the main events on the Saturday to take place at the Surrey National Golf Club, Chaldon, Surrey. These will include our conference during the day and a splendid celebratory dinner in the evening. The conference programme will include guest speakers and our AGM, and there will also be entertainment in the evening. The theme of the weekend will be Daltons in Surrey and we will arrange a programme of activities and visits for the Friday and the Sunday. Accommodation will be available locally. The Surrey National Golf Club is beautifully situated and has a modern clubhouse with excellent conference and dining facilities. Further information may be found at

More detailed planning for this 40th Anniversary celebration is currently under way and further details will be announced here in "Daltons in History" in due course. In the meantime, please reserve the dates in your diary now. We hope that many members and their families will join us for this very special weekend, and that overseas members will use it as an opportunity to visit other parts of the UK as well.

For 2011 we have now arranged for the DGS Annual Gathering to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA over the weekend of Fri/Sat/Sun 14th/15th/16th October 2011. This will be another very special event and I am very grateful to our American Secretary, Karen Preston, who has agreed to be the gathering organiser. Karen and her team are now putting the more detailed plans in place and these will be announced here in "Daltons in History" in due course.

The 2011 DGS Annual General Meeting will be held in the UK earlier in the year and an announcement about that will be made later.

For 2012 and beyond we have a number of suggestions already. 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)

As has already been reported our consultant, Chris Pomery, has completed the draft of Issue 3 of the Dalton International DNA Project Progress Report. This includes all the new participants who have joined the project over the past few months, and whose results have now been made available by Family Tree DNA. There were 99 participants included in Issue 2 of the report published a year ago. Issue 3 has 128 sets of markers recorded and analysed. This represents an impressive expansion of the project in just a year. Additionally, many participants have extended their number of markers and this adds considerably to the value of the database as a whole to our Dalton family history researches.

The report is a landmark document and extends to 53 pages. As part of the Orange conference, I gave a presentation which previewed its contents. This presentation may now be viewed here on our website in the Photo/Video Gallery. I have almost completed the detailed checking, editing and finalising of the document prior to its distribution to all participants. The distribution by email is scheduled to take place soon.

The number of separately identifiable genetic families has increased from 10 to 13. The number of singletons has increased by just three, from 18 to 21. This reflects the high success rate that we are achieving, with nearly all new project participants finding matches with existing project members.

Now with 128 Y-DNA project participants, DIDP is one of the largest and most respected projects of its type internationally, but we still need to expand it further, particularly with individuals who have documented ancestral lines that take them back to known English or Irish Dalton origins. The strength of the database as a family history research tool lies in its size, and its continued growth is of paramount importance to us all.

Further information about material from Issue 3 of the report will be published in the "Dalton DNA Project" section of the website shortly. In the meantime, please do contact me by email if you would like to join the project, or if you have any questions which you wish to raise. During the past few months we have received an encouraging number of enquiries and there are already new participants in the pipeline and further results are starting to come through from Family Tree DNA.

The DGS Journal

Volume 50 of the DGS Journal (for June 2009) is currently with the printers and I understand from the Editor that it will be distributed shortly.

Back issues of the DGS Journal continue to be available. On this website you can access the DGS Journal Index from the homepage. 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 available for Volumes 42 to 50 and the full synopses will be available 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 at the beginning of August.

Thank you for your attention and best wishes to you all.

Yours very sincerely

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

From Tom Wood and Gerry Dalton in Australia. Their journey continues......

June has been just as busy for us as the previous months of 2009 and our travels still prove to be so enormously rewarding with my Dalton family research.

We have been caretaking an alpaca stud farm near Wellington in New South Wales and it has been a steep learning curve for both Tom and I. Despite what we were told by friends prior to arrivng at the alpaca stud farm, alpacas are really nice animals and generally have a gentle temprement. Even the stud males are quite gentle and the crias (babies) are extremely cute.

Life on the alpaca farm has been busy but we have found time to do some Dalton family research. My grandparents, Christopher Alfred Dalton and Rita Mary Jupp were married at the beautiful St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Wellington (pictured below) on Tuesday 9th November 1920.

Front and side view of St Patrick's Catholic Church, Wellington, New South Wales

While the church altar area was completely renovated with a magnificent Carrara marble sanctuary in about 1934, we were very fortunate to obtain a copy of a photo depicting the original altar where my grandparents would have been married (picture below). The foundation stone of St Patrick’s was laid on 27 September 1914 and is built in the English Gothic style using the deep pink bricks of the Wellington district and the wooden altar and pews of polished pine were made locally. St Patrick’s was opened on Sunday 18th November 1917 by the Bishop for Bathurst, The Rt Rev Doctor Dunne.

This was our first visit to Wellington and St Patrick’s church and we took several photos of the church.

St Patrick’s Catholic Church Wellington, New South Wales c1920

The following week our excursion was to the Oxley Museum in Wellington where we found information about the Dutfield family who are mentioned below in a newspaper clipping. Then we went to the Wellington Library where I spent the remainder of the afternoon looking at a reel of the Wellington Times from 1920 while Tom relaxed and read some books on local fauna and flora.

The Wellington Times was a twice weekly newspaper in 1920. Old newspapers can provide a real window into the past and the Wellington Times was no disapoinment. The issue from Thursday, 4th November 1920 described the kitchen tea that was held for Rita. I quote from the article:

"At the Public Hall, on Monday evening last Miss Rita Jupp, was tendered a kitchen tea by her friends on the eve of her approaching marriage, and as a result received a large number of useful presents. The evening was spent in dancing and singing, and a most enjoyable time was spent by all."

Scrolling through to the edition of Thursday, 14th November brought me great excitement with a description of my grandparents wedding. We do not have a wedding photo of my grandparents in our family collection, however the description from the newspaper article below, makes the event come alive with descriptions of the bride and bridesmaid attire, their bouquets and even the gifts from the groom. The bridesmaid, Miss Olive Dutfield, was my grandmother’s niece. I found further delight when reading where Chris and Rita spent their honeymoon, Sydney and the NSW South Coast. Neither Tom nor I were familiar with the shade of the colour blue of the bridesmaid dress and a Google search enlighted us both as to the nature and history of "nattier blue".

After finding this wonderful record of my family in the old newspaper I had to ask Tom, "does family history research get much better than this?"

Clipping from the Wellington Post 14 Nov 1920

At the end of June we bid a sad farewell to the alpacas and meander back to Dalton Cottage, at Moss Vale in the very chilly Souther Highland, for a short visit before we head off for our next caretaking assignment and more Dalton Family history research.

From Tom Wood and Gerry Dalton

This is further information on last month's Travel Journal.

Tom and I received the following email from my third cousin Kit from out at Broken Hill, NSW, after she read the June edition of "Daltons in History" and the story about my father and the New South Wales Police Choir performing with the great Gladys Moncrieff. Kit’s paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Feeney, is referred to below.

"Hi Gerry. It sure is a small world. The only written record I have is "AUSTRALIAN HISTORY OF THE FEENEY FAMILY" compiled by Dad's cousin Neville Feeney".

"Mary Jane Feeney was affectionately known as Polly. As a young woman in Bundaberg Qld Polly worked for a Mr & Mrs Simpson who owned a bakery, they also ran a boarding house. Amongst their boarders were a Mr & Mrs Moncrieff who had two small daughters, one being named Gladys. The Moncrieffs were much involved in music and when they were away at Theatre, Polly looked after their little girls."

"Australian History of the Feeney Family” was written by John Neville Feeney. He was born 17 September 1906 at Bundaberg, Queensland and he died 9 February 1999 and is buried at Redcliffe Lawn Cemetery, Qld.

Picture of Gladys Moncrieff performing

My research has shown that Gladys Moncrieff (1892-1976) was indeed born in Bundaberg and her parents were the entertainers. Glady’s mother was Amy Lambell (born Amy Wall) a professional singer and her father was Reginald Edward Moncrieff, pianist.

From Meryl Watson, Australia


Birth: Meopham, Kent, England, c.1818

Parents: Robert Dalton (occupation farmer) and Mary nee Taylor. An Internet IGI record shows a marriage for Robert Dalton and Mary Taylor on 3/11/1813 at West Malling, Kent., and also a christening for son John on 29/12/1816 at Meopham (this suggests an age a couple of years older than that shown on subsequent records – perhaps an earlier child who had died?).

Marriage 1: To Frances Harriett Bennett, daughter of Robert and Sarah Bennett, at Gravesend, Kent, on 23 Oct 1843. Six, children were born between 1845 and 1855, two of whom died at Gravesend in 1856. There was also another child who died, details of birth and death unknown. Frances and children sailed to Melbourne on the "Norfolk" in 1858. John is not shown on the passenger list, so he may have gone ahead of his family, or his name might simply have been left off the manifest. Frances died the following year in Melbourne.

Known surviving issue of Marriage 1:

Robert William Alexander Dalton (1845- ) m. Florence Amelia Ponsonby

John Watts Alexander Dalton/John William Alexander Dalton (1847-1888) m. Mary Ann Orton

Frances Sarah Jane Dalton (1849- ) m. Horatio Clark

Marriage 2: To Marion Howells at the Melbourne Registrar’s Office, on 14 Jan 1861. The groom is described as aged 43 years, a widower with 3 children living and 3 dead, occupation publican; usual place of residence Cecil Street, Williamstown Vic. John soon went bankrupt. The family moved around the Victorian goldfields, where five of the children were born. The first and last were born in Williamstown.

Seven children were born of the second marriage. The youngest died in early infancy in 1875; another was accidentally killed in 1878. Not long after this, Marion Dalton moved to Tasmania with her surviving children and changed the family’s surname to "Howell". In 1880 she remarried in Hobart, described as a widow, which if true would suggest that John Dalton died sometime between the conception of the last child (1874) and 1880. Some Tasmanian descendants suggest Marion was actually a bigamist, and that John Dalton came to Tasmania looking for his children before returning to England to live out the rest of his life, but nothing has been found so far to support this theory. In 1916, one of Marion’s grandsons, after being injured while fighting in France in WW1, spent some time in Kent in the company of one Sarah Dalton before rejoining his Army unit. Sarah also wrote to him sending goodwill messages to his "dear mother", Marion’s daughter. This does not suggest that the Dalton and Howell families were estranged.

Death: No trace has been found in the indices of Australian BDM archives of any death record for John Dalton between 1874-80. There is a record of a burial of a John Dalton aged 68 at Dunolly (Vic) in 1888, no further details known.

Four descendants of the Dalton/Bennett marriage have put their respective family trees on the Mormon website,, claiming that this John Dalton was born in Kent in 1821 to Thomas and Lydia Dalton; they are, however, confusing two different Dalton families. Attempts to contact these four persons did not elicit any response. In WA in 2006 contact was made with present-day descendants of John & Frances Dalton’s eldest son Robert William Alexander Dalton, but their records were incomplete and they could add nothing to what was already known.


MERYL WATSON: tel. (02) 9527-3689 / email:

From Eunice Curran, Australia

This is a copy of an e-mail sent to Maureen Collins our Australian and New Zealand secretary.

"I read Saturday’s SMH and have seen your ad in RSVP re a gathering in Orange of any Dalton clan. Apologies but I won’t be able to make it but I was still excited to see it as my large family of 10 children are descendants of Ellen Dalton who was a twin (brother John) were born 05/03/1854 in Limestone Creek and were baptised in Yass, NSW, 25/6/58.

John and Ellen’s (nee Maroney) parents (my great great grandparents) of the children above, both arrived in Australia on the ship - Mangles 2, No. 113 sometime after 19.06.1822 from Limerick, Ireland. John Dalton, aged 24 years, a mason, was sent to Australia from Ireland, "Wellesley", for 7 years his offence: Insurrection Act 1822.

Their daughter, Ellen (my great grandmother) married Thomas Sheridan and their daughter Sarah Sheridan (my grandmother) married Thomas McFarlane.

My grandmother gave birth to my mother (Jean) and my uncle (Ernest) in Sydney out of wedlock to an Ernest Howard, which we have NO information on. My grandmother Ellen McFarlane (nee Sheridan) had several children to her husband Thomas Sheridan before my uncle and mother were born.

My grand mother Sarah McFarlane gave my mother Jean up for adoption at birth, my mother’s birth certificate states she was named Valmai. My mother was successfully adopted by Mr and Mrs ADAMS.

My eldest sister Ruth has been working on our difficult family tree for over 25 years. I am the 2nd youngest of 10 children and we would love to know who this Ernest Howard was, apparently he was dark and my mother was olive skinned as so are a lot of my brothers and sisters, though two have green eyes and blonde hair.

I just want to share some of our Dalton family history with you. Apparently Yass is mentioned a lot in certificates.

My great grandmother Ellen Sheridan (nee Dalton) and my grandmother Sarah McFarlane (nee Sheridan) and my mother Jean Callaghan were all buried by the Salvation Army, it is an amazing coincidence.

All the best for the gathering, if you want any more information, I would be happy to forward it to you.

My mother, Jean Adams married my father Roland Callaghan in Randwick, Sydney.


Eunice Curran (nee Callaghan)

The following contributions and corrections to the DGS Databank have been made by Kevin Sippel, DGS member of Lane Cove, Sydney:

18 December, 2008:

· Republic of Ireland - Tipperary Early Baptisms - 1806-1814 Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

· Republic of Ireland - Tipperary Marriages - 1794 Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

17 December 2008:

· Republic of Ireland - Tipperary Marriages - 25 APR. 1837 Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

· Republic of Ireland - Tipperary Early Baptisms - 1838 Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

· Republic of Ireland - NSW Early Baptisms - 1842 Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

· New South Wales - NSW Error corrected in 1864 Marriages Contributed by Kevin Sippel, Lane Cove Australia

A note from Maureen Collins:

I would like to encourage readers to study the Dalton Data Bank on and to note and inform the DGS of any errors, amendments or additions they feel should be made. Kevin Sippel is to be commended for sending in his family details for the Data Bank so that others are able to read them and for correcting errors he found. An enormous amount of work has been done by DGS Members to set up the Data Bank and I personally am guilty of not contributing much at all on my own family. A lot has been culled from official records such as birth, marriage and death records and census information. As a researcher myself, I know that errors are not infrequent and the census takers have written down for posterity a great deal of misinformation. In my own family, I noticed that my Grandfather (William Collins), who died in the First World War, had been listed with the wrong regiment name and I was pleased to receive an apology from the British Registry Office and a correction to this. My Grandmother, Laura Dalton, and one of her sisters were listed as being born in Hull, Yorkshire and Laura was given the name Lorry. In fact, she was born at Watton, Norfolk, and her family nickname was Lolly. There is not much I can do about that but it is in the Data Base and when I get around to notifying the editors I shall correct this.

By the same token, the LDS (Mormon) Church has given family searchers access to their wonderful researches and records but census errors and transcription errors are inevitable and if any of us finds an error, at least we can make corrections through the DGS, even if corrections via the Church seem rather difficult.

Everyone can have access to the Dalton Data Bank if they wish, via the public library, various research rooms or through the help of a relative or friend, so there is really no reason why we should not all take part.

From Cathy Negrycz, Punta Gorda, Florida, USA:

On Monday, 25th May 2009, some members of the DNA Genetic Family 'D' had a get-together in Florida. While trying to compare some of the family charts because of the high probability of a common ancestor, Cathy Negrycz had emailed William "Bill" Dalton, a DNA testee, about his family tree. Bill agreed to trade information, and after exchanging a few emails, Bill and Cathy discovered they only lived about 25 miles apart. They decided to get together when Cathy’s daughter Regina would be visiting from New York.

Bill Dalton and Family

Bill, accompanied by his wife Kristen and their 10-month-old son, William Dalton, Jr., brought family photos of William Dalton, the first of his family that came from Co. Tipperary around 1868, at the age of 18; Bill’s great great grandfather. William eventually worked on the railroad, and there is a photo of him, about 1908, with a train and crew members; and another photo from 1955, prior to his death.

William F Dalton c1908 - Locomotive Engineer, 2nd from Right

He also had pictures of that William’s son, William Dalton, Jr. (Bill’s great uncle, brother to his father Joseph) in uniform from WWI in 1917; as Capt. W.F. Dalton, Jr. in the early 40s, and again after his release from a prison camp in WWII Japan.

William F Dalton pictured in the early 1940's and after his release from a Japenese POW Camp

In addition, Bill brought a most interesting document – a certified copy of his ancestor’s 1851 census listing in Co. Tipperary, Barony of Clanwilliam, Parish of Clonbollogue, Townland of Tankerstown. This document was ordered for reasons heretofore unknown by a "Dalton, LDK", and specifically states "William Dalton, aged one year" listed as child number 13. It was "Received Mar 28 1934". There are a few listings of the 1851 census for Kilworth, Co. Cork, but nothing much survives from this census, and this is a rare document. His great great grandfather, William, was 55, born about 1796, and his great great grandmother named Mary, was listed as age 43, born approximately 1808. Year of marriage, given as 1816, was obviously incorrect as that would make Mary 8 years old at the time, unless her age was incorrect.

Regina researched Bill’s U.S. relatives online and came up with many census records, WWI and WWII Draft Registration Cards, and even some unknown relatives that Bill can contact for more information. He plans to visit an elderly aunt this summer, who lives up north and may have more kernels of information about his ancestor "who crossed the pond".

Tipperary Family History Research Centre was contacted and a birth certificate for William Dalton born 9 March 1796 was found. Interestingly, there were two records for marriage between William Dalton and Mary Ryan, and the listing of baptisms for children of William Dalton and Mary Ryan did not number 13, nor did the listings contain a William Dalton born on or about 1850. There was one born in 1842. Further research is needed in this regard.

Interestingly, the William Dalton of Tankerstown, born in 1796, had a neighbor, Winifred Dalton, who was listed in Griffith’s Valuation. A lady who lives in Australia was contacted because of a message board listing concerning Winifred, who she claimed as her ancestor. She was almost certain that Winifred’s husband, James Dalton, was brother to William Dalton who lived in Tankerstown, but has not yet found proof. She thinks James was born about 1798. His headstone inscription reads: To the memory of James Dalton of Tankerstown who departed this life 6th of May 1844 aged 46 years. The connection between the two Dalton "neighbors" also deserves further research. Sadly, there are no male Daltons in that line to join the Dalton DNA project.

Cathy Negrycz, Bill Dalton and Regina Negrycz

The search for a common ancestor still goes on, but now the focus of the search area for some members of Genetic Family 'D' has switched to Co. Tipperary. In addition, some members have decided to have their test results reanalyzed to 64 markers in an effort to get a better picture of the relationships within this genetic family. Bill and Cathy plan to meet again after his trip and additional information is received from Co. Tipperary.

John Dalton, Editor of the DGS Journal, reports that Volume 50 for June 2009 has been printed and is now being distributed. John would welcome further articles for Volume 51, which is due towards the end of 2009. You can contact John at:

June 2009
Letter from the Chairman 2
Births, Marriages and Deaths 5
    Births 5
    Deaths 6
Obituary of Father Michael Joseph Dalton by Mike Dalton of Oregon 7
Obituary of Hal Roth, 1927 - 2008 9
60th Wedding Anniversary 10
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 12
    M. N. & Q. 50.1 Tipperary Daltons 12
    M. N. & Q. 50.2 An Antipodean Puzzle 12
    M. N. & Q. 50.3 Unemployment in the 1930s 13
Major General Charles Dalton in India 13
The Search for the Death and Burial Details of John D’Alton of Victoria by Meryl Watson 14
"Killarney" – Dalton Road, Mosman, Sydney by Rosemary Serisier 15
A Dalton Family in Croston: The Missing Links by Edna Redpath 17
Plea from the Editor 18
Canadian Daltons of the Nineteenth Century by David Dalton Edwards 19
Canadian Pacific Locomotive "Lucy Dalton" 24
Chairman's Diary of Orange 2009 25
News from America by Karen Preston, our American Secretary 29
Notes from Australia by Maureen Collins, Australian Secretary 30
Clans of Ireland AGM 33
Book Review: Regiments of the British Army 35
Family History Events in 2009 36
British Newspapers 1800-1900 Online 37
A Coat of Arms: An Addition 38
New Members 39
Changes of Address 40

June has been a very busy month for us, as you will see in my report for this month!

The US IRS has granted Non-Profit Status

First, I am pleased to announce that the DGS in North America has been granted 501c3 non-profit charity status by the IRS. I had applied to the IRS for a ruling in December 2008, and finally received our acceptance letter. This grants the DGS US entity tax-exempt status as a non-profit charity.

Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree, Burbank

June also marked the first genealogy conference that I have attended on behalf of the DGS.

Even 20 minutes before a session, attendees were gathering to get a good seat in the meeting room

I have just returned from the Southern California Genealogical Society's annual "Jamboree", their annual genealogy conference and exhibition. This was a 3-day event held in Burbank, California. The event drew over 1200 attendees. This year's focus was genealogy in the British Isles, and brought together over 50 experts in research of English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish ancestry.

Over 1200 people attended, seen here queued to register for the event

The exhibition portion of the event had 68 exhibitors who represented genealogy vendors, publications, and societies from the US and the UK & Ireland. The DGS was invited to place brochures in a prominent location to help to promote the Society and to bring the DGS to the attention of all attendees who might be researching the Dalton surname.

One of the many genealogy societies that were represented, this one focused on the British Isles

I was delighted to find that the speakers were very accessible, and I spoke with several people about the DGS and our group's focus on Dalton research. I also met with a representative of Family Tree DNA, who was very familiar with the Dalton International DNA Project, and is ready to help with any questions or info we may need as we continue the project.

The Dalton Journal will be added to the Genealogy Library in Missouri

Also this month, the DGS has been notified that we will be receiving an order for ALL of the back-issues of the Dalton Journal from the Midwest Genealogy Center at the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. The complete set of Journal issues will become a part of their permanent research collection. I know that we all value the articles and research that go into the Journal. But, it is so nice to see that the Journal is receiving attention and recognition from genealogy libraries. This is praise indeed for John Dalton, the Journal's editor, and for all those who have worked on the Journal since its inception.

Dalton Data Bank Update

I am also pleased to announce that Mike Dalton, in Portland, Oregon, has added records for the State of Ohio to the Dalton Data Bank. Mike has newly-transcribed 700+ entries, from the 1880 US Census and from the Social Security Death Index to recreate data that was lost. This new Ohio section replaces an old section that was lost when AOL discontinued hosting of the prior Ohio data some time ago. This was a huge undertaking, and Mike deserves a big THANK YOU for this effort!

The Data Bank now includes information for all 50 States.

And from the Data Bank webmaster, here are the statistics on visits to the Dalton Data Bank website for the period of December 20th, 2008 to June 28, 2009:

38,449 Unique visitors

50% UK
34% USA
6% Australia
3% Ireland
2% Canada
1% New Zealand

4% Rest of the World

Future reports will be by Calendar Quarters instead of from the beginning of the new site's establishment.

With Warm Regards,

Karen Dalton Preston
Secretary for North America

Our usual thanks to this month's contributors. We always look forward to receiving your e-mails and reading your latest news about your Dalton families. We do need more articles from the UK.

Even though we all meet "brick walls" in our research, never give up. This can be seen in recent editions of "Daltons in History".

We are looking forward to the AGM in Lancashire and hope to see lots of you there - If you haven't applied yet read the "Forthcoming Gatherings" section on the DGS website.

Please continue to send to me any ideas for future articles and also keep looking for any information to include in the Dalton Strays section and the "Anything Dalton Challenge". We had nothing for either in this issue.

Contributions for the August issue need to be with me no later than 25th July 2009. (e-mail:

Please be on time with your articles as it causes problems when it comes to actually producing "Daltons in History" and putting it up on the website.