Diahan   Southard

Creative Director for Genetic Genealogy Consultants. She has been involved in the genetic genealogy community since its inception, over 12 years ago. She was among the original employees of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Diahan received a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University.


February 22, 2013
2:30 pm : Making Genetics Part of Your Genealogy

(All Levels) An overview that includes a concise but clear explanation of the most common genetic tools with applications to genealogical research: the Y chromosome for paternal ancestry, mitochondrial DNA to trace our maternal history, and the recently available autosomal DNA testing to explore additional familial relationships. Login First

February 23, 2013
10:00 am : Autosomal DNA: Sleuthing and Searching

(Experienced) Autosomal DNA is the newcomer in the genetic genealogy arena. It can be useful in reconstructing family relationships, determining our ancestral origins, and even determining how much of a Neanderthal you are! Login First