Ep. 135 - Diahan Southard - DNA and Genealogy Expert
04.27.2020 - By Latter Day Lives - Talking with Latter Day Saints
Diahan Southard is the founder and CEO of yourdnaguide.com. After getting bitten by the DNA bug as a high school student, Diahan went on to study at Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelors degree in microbiology. She worked for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, one of the first efforts to create a correlated genetic and genealogical database. She is the founder and CEO of Your DNA Guide, where she walks people step by step through any kind of DNA test in a way that they can understand—and even enjoy! She has lectured around the world to national and local audiences. She is the author of several quick guides on genetic genealogy, a featured writer for Family Tree Magazine, a regular contributor to Genealogy Today, a former contributor to Genealogy Gems, and contributor to several other publications. She is also the author of the book Your DNA Guide. In the episode we talk about her conversion as a teen, what genealogy means to her, what drives her passion for DNA and genealogy study and the eternal perspective of it all. Diahan is so energetic and engaging. You will love her story!