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The Dalton International DNA Project (DIDP) was established by the Dalton Genealogical Society(DGS) in May 2003. Now, with 293 participants, it is one of the largest and most respected DNA single surname studies worldwide.

We host a private Dalton DNA Group on Facebook and a Dalton Surname GEDMatch group (registration required for both services).

In October 2006 a preliminary presentation of the project findings was made at the DGS Annual Gathering in Hampton, New Hampshire, USA. In July 2007, our Genetic consultant spoke at the DGS Gathering in Worcester, UK and his DIDP Progress Report in December 2007 provided a state of the art analysis of the DNA results of 99 testees in the project at that time. This included some testees in the Dalton America and other projects, whose DNA results matched testees in DIDP.

Our DNA consultant presented updated information at our 2011 Gathering in Salt Lake City, Utah. The most recent edition of the DIDP Progress Report was published in November 2013. The report is available to all DIDP project members who are also Dalton Genealogical Society members in good standing.

We want to thank Chris Pomery for the superb work that he has done in preparing these reports for us in the past.
DNA And Family History, Ten Years On by Chris Pomery

In 2020, we engaged Mark Wholihan, a Forensic Genetic Genealogist, to further refine and gather more Dalton DNA information. Mark has taken the advances in DNA research and matching and applied it to our database of Dalton testees. Mark is pushing connections further back and incorporating information from the Y-DNA tests to create a more-complete Dalton History and extended family connections through female Daltons.
Mark's 2020 Gathering Report report can be viewed here.

If you would like to join the Dalton Genealogical Society and participate in our Dalton International DNA Project, please consider becoming a DGS Member. Also consider joining Dalton (D*lton) Surname DNA and Genealogy our Private Facebook Group, which is open to all.



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