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Diahann Southard

Diahan Southard

Diahan has been in the genetic genealogy industry since the beginning when she helped pioneer the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF).

Now having spent nearly 20 years in the genetic genealogy community, all of her knowledge and experience have culminated into her current position as owner of Your DNA Guide where she and her team assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.

She has written quick sheets to aid in DNA test interpretation, and produced an online DNA tutorial series on genetic genealogy. She and her team also provide expert genetic genealogy research and DNA mentoring services to directly impact genealogists seeking to use DNA in their family history research. She is a regular contributor to Family Tree Magazine and publishes her own blog at www.yourDNAguide.com.  She recently published a book called simply Your DNA Guide – the Book. It contains customized, step-by-step plans to navigate anyone through their DNA to find the answer to a genealogy question.

Diahan is perhaps most well known for her lectures which are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy, as well as her graphics which are clear and easy to understand. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable


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November 2020

Ask The Wife! A DNA Analysis Strategy (FGS Meeting)

November 7 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Diahann Southard

With the advent of autosomal DNA testing, women were catapulted into the limelight, no longer needing to rely so heavily on the men in their life to spit or swab. This lecture will focus on all things female from mtDNA, XDNA, and especially how to use the wives of your ancestors to help identify your ...

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