The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy

Diahan Southard
Jan 5, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Places
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Relationships
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Counting Cousins
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Targeted Testing
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Match Groups
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You Can Do This
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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After-webinar party
7m 54s

About this webinar

Often the more we learn about a topic the more we overcomplicate the application of that knowledge. Sometimes we need to step back and distill that knowledge down to just the essential parts to make it useful and actionable. Let’s try that with DNA.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Diahan Southard knows firsthand what a difference it can make to know where you came from. What started off as an educational and career interest in genetic genealogy became deeply personal when she used DNA to discover her mom’s birth parents and
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    Suzanne McClendon
    8 months ago

    Thank you for another interesting video. I always enjoy them.

    I do disagree with one thought in this video, though. Sometimes one *can* have the same genealogical relationship with a really young person and a very old person. There is a similar situation in a distant relative’s tree. There are 51 years between the father’s first child and his last child. If that first child had a child at 16 years of age and the youngest child had a child at age 40(which is common in their social circle), there would be a 75 year age difference between those first cousins.

    I think using age as a basis to assume cousin relationship levels can lead to a wrong assumption.

    Keep up the good work. I look forward to your next video. 🙂

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    Stacey Cummings
    9 months ago

    All the tools are overwhelming! I watched this yesterday and worked on some of the topics this morning. Realized I can make a lot of progress by following the steps. Had not paid much attention to ethnicity before. Had some “lightbulb” moments this morning. Thank you.

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    Linda Patton
    9 months ago

    Wow, I did learn a lot, now for my cousins and finding out commong ancestors. Thanks!

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    Joe Davis
    9 months ago

    great…even for the beginner

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    Terri Sinclair
    9 months ago

    Learned a lot and I am considering joining Family Tree Webinar in order to learn more.

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    Ronald Nadjiwon
    9 months ago

    this helped me understand the several ways to pursue ancestors – I was stuck in one method

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    sue Schooler
    9 months ago

    Very informative! A must watch webinar to help sleuth your family connections via DNA. Diahan Southard is very knowledgeable and easy to follow. I recommend watching all of her webinar sessions!

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    Karen Boswell
    9 months ago

    I am at the cery lowest level in terms of genealogy , but I WILL catch u!

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