Genealogy and DNA: A Workshop with Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide (Conferences)
All-day DNA workshop with Diahan Southard! Diahan will present four sessions on genetic genealogy, for all levels of experience. Free and open to the public. Optional box lunch for pre-order available, with early bird pricing ($10 before Feb. 15; $15 after Feb. 15.). Advance registration is required and seating is limited.
- Genetic Genealogy: A Get To Know You Guide - Three kinds of DNA tests, five testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.
- Three Powerful Ways To Find Your Best Matches - Not all of the thousands of matches on your DNA match list are important. Learn how to leverage your admixture results, the reports from your testing company, and the Shared Matches tool to slim down your match list into a more manageable, and useful number.
- Connecting Your DNA Matches - While it is possible for you to analyze your DNA matches one at a time to determine how you are related, there is much that can be accomplished by first identifying the connections between those on your match list, organizing those matches, and then working together to determine how you are related to each other. Learn the tips and tricks to this powerful method of match analysis.
- A Day Out With Your DNA - While DNA testing for genealogy is no longer a new idea, many companies are offering a new way to look at your DNA. In this lecture we will cover the biggest and brightest options, and help you decide where you should take your DNA, and how to make the most of it.
Speaker Diahan Southard has a gift for making difficult DNA concepts understandable and entertaining. She is a popular speaker at national and regional conferences and webinars, serves as a regular contributor to Lisa Louise Cooke’s “Genealogy Gems,” and is featured in Family Tree Magazine and Genealogy Today.
Diahan graduated with a bachelors’ degree in microbiology from Brigham Young University, and worked for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation in the early stages of creating a genetic genealogy database.
Through her website, “Your DNA Guide” (www.yourdnaguide.com), Diahan offers seminars, personalized consultations and training to help interpret DNA results in the context of genealogy.