Summer 2018 Speaker Series

Making Sense of DNA

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Orlando Gardens, 2050 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Diahan Southard

Click here for the online registration at our store.

For more detail on each of the talks and/or to register by mail, click here for a copy of the Summer Speaker Series registration booklet.

Click the blue link for a Google Map to Orlando Gardens, Maryland Heights.

Each summer the society presents a Speaker Series, a one-day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Summer Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 28 July 2018, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be noted author and lecturer, Diahan Southard, who will give four talks designed to help you learn more about DNA testing and managing your results:

        • Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
        • Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA
        • Three Powerful Ways to Find Your Best Matches
        • Connecting Your DNA Matches

Personal Consultations:  All on-site consultations have been filled!  You can still meet with a member of the “Your DNA Guide” team virtually, and you can choose the time that works best for you.  click here.

For directions to the Drury Inn in Creve Coeur, click here.

For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.

Biographical Information on the Speaker:


Diahan Southard worked before and after her graduation from Brigham Young University for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry led her to her current position at Your DNA Guide, where she writes and lectures about genetic genealogy as well as providing personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.

A popular lecturer at local and national conferences, she is also the author of DNA Quick Guides, producer of a video tutorial series, a featured author for Family Tree Magazine, and a regular contributor to Your Genealogy Today.

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