I am Jim Dayton. I started my genealogy quest in 1973. Being a mathematician by training, I enjoyed collecting people and vitals for many years. My brother Steve, who loves history, got me excited about family history. Now my love is for that subject and the stories behind the vitals. In collaborating with Steve on our book, Our Long Island Ancestors-the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639 – 1807, I thoroughly enjoyed doing research on early American history as it pertained to the Daytons.  I love pouring through old newspapers, walking through cemeteries and surfing the internet to find information that will enhance the Dayton story.