The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite

Diahan Southard
Aug 29, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Your YDNA Profile
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No Shared Surname
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Group Projects
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Doing Genealogy
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This lecture will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.

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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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    A lot to absorb but very well done. Will be watching again.

    A very knowledgeable speaker who explains in terms everyone can understand. Will watch the webinar again for additional hints. Great webinar!!

    Absolutely superb!

    Always enjoy Diahan’s webinars. Need a money tree to have my husband’s YDNA test done.

    Always learn new information and very useful with Diahan Southard’s talks! Thank you!

    Always learn so much from Diahan Southard webinars!

    Amazing amount of information! Didn’t find what I was looking for but will watch repeat in case I missed something! (I am female, adopted, no known father or paternal line – found my mother & half siblings but no one knew about me before mother died!). Glad I attended, and thank you.

    Amazing webinar! Diahan shares her DNA knowledge in such a way that makes it easy to understand and apply.

    An excellent presentation, learnt a lot. Thank you Diane

    As always, GREAT!

    AWESOME! Diahan’s talks are always so user friendly. She has a gift to make complex concepts easy to understand. This webinar helped me to understand Y-DNA realistically without intimidation. I appreciate that she lists the steps in group projects. I’ll need to rewind and spend more time on specific concepts especially the last section. So glad I am an annual member. Thanks to all!

    Best presenter on DNA topics I have heard.

    Best webinar I ever took. Thank you!

    Best Y DNA lecture I have heard!!

    Can’t wait to rewatch so much info

    Clear presentation, lots of energy, not too technical

    Clear, concise . . . even so I want to listen again! Thanks.

    Complicated subject, excellent presenter!! I’ve already made a list of ‘homework’ to do this week on the few DNA tests I have managed to pay for so far. Cheers to you all for supporting the webinars – Best in the genealogy world.

    Confusing as all get out, but it is hard to argue how valuable this sort of data is. I am motivated now to do further DNA testing as a result Diahan’s webinar, today.

    Definitely one of the best webinars I’ve listened to and one that will need to be revisited more than once to pick up bits and pieces missed the first time through.

    Diahan always brings something that I need to understand better, even if I have heard the topic before. She is one of the best!!!!

    Diahan is a super presenter…very upbeat and knowledgeable and supremely dynamic! Thank you!

    Diahan is the best at making a complicated topic more understandable for the DNA lay person. Her graphics are wonderful!

    Diahan’s brain is chock full of DNA knowledge which she can share in such an easy learning style. She has an amazing ability to know how people need to hear and ‘see’ details, using analogies, images, and boundless enthusiasm.

    Diane is such a good speaker.

    easy to follow her

    Easy to understand and follow along on the FtDNA website.




    Excellent information – thank you

    Excellent information explained in visual context that made it easy for me to understand. This webinair will help me further expand the search for my elusive paternal line. The best thing is I can visit the Legacy website and watch this and other informational webinairs to help increase my knowledge

    excellent material to be watched again

    Excellent presentation and information. Thank you!

    Excellent presentation. Diane makes it sound logical.

    Excellent webinar

    Excellent webinar !

    EXCELLENT WEBINAR!!!!!!!!!! So much to learn! Diahan is a DNA rock star!!!!!!! Thank you very much.

    Excellent webinar, though I will need to watch it again to make sure I understand clearly some of the concepts. But it really advanced my understanding of how to use YDNA.

    Excellent webinar. Diahan explained everything so clearly



    Excellent! Thank you.

    excellent! yay!

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent – Would like to meet her someday and attend a live seminar.

    Excellent, wonderful presentation

    Explanation of the different markers, values, and relation to potential matches was very good.

    Fabulous! I feel so much better about the DNA stuff – hadn’t ever understood it before – now I am getting it!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

    found it interesting

    gave me a better understanding of Y-DNA

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    Glad for information on the Y DNA haven’t seen much on how to use results until now .

    Good explanations. I still need to work with mine more to understand the data.

    Good info clearly explained and demonstrated


    Great explanation of the Y-DNA test and how to interpret results!

    Great for what I heard. I will watch later. had to leave unexpectedly.

    great info on the ydna..cleared some things up for me

    great pace and info

    Great presentation by Diahan, as always! It is always good to hear more on DNA to help me understand it. Thank you! 🙂

    Great Seminar. I learned so much. Thought I knew a lot about Y-DNA.

    Great visual explanations

    Great webinar! I don’t have anyone that I can test, well a half sibling that won’t stay in touch. I hope this info will help my adopted brother. Have purchased tests and books for him. I am having one son tested for husband’s line, and hope to get my other sons tested. Thanks

    Great webinar. May have to contact her for advice on my situation.

    Her illustrations made understanding YDNA so much easier. Great job.

    I always enjoy her and learn a great deal.

    I have a better understanding of the YDNA thanks so much to her visuals!

    I have so much to learn! Thank you for the introduction and information.

    I like the spited sock idea

    I love Diahan’s webinars and I really love hearing her in person. Awesome program.

    I only caught the last 15 minutes of Dihane’s presentation and the Q&A session, but I cannot wait to go back and watch/listen to the entire thing. Her enthusiasm has reignited my interest in my YDNA test results.

    I will have to play this several times to really understand but nonetheless it was a GREAT webinar

    I’m trying to understand DNA and I appreciate the way it was presented in this webinar.

    Informative and easy to understand. I learned a lot and will still benefit from re-watching the webinar again. Thank you!

    Informative and interesting webinar. Will have to review it again to ensure I can keep what I learned. Thank you!

    Interesting and very helpful. Thanks!

    It is helpful to learn to navigate the results in more detail.

    It’s finally starting to sink in

    It’s great to listen to Diahan’s explanations. She makes a very complex subject seem a lot simpler. It resolved a lot of my questions.

    Love her examples.

    Loved Diahan’s energy, enthusiasm, visuals and knowledge – thanks for sharing!

    Much clearer and easier to understand than others I have seen,

    No doubt the best instructor I’ve had to date. thank you so much.

    Now have my Christmas present to myself picked out. Great Job

    One of best “explainers” I have ever listened to! Great webinar, it speaks to my way of learning.

    Outstanding presentation from Diahan as always, really enjoyed it.


    Packed with wonderful information and very well presented!!! Great job!!! Loved it!!!

    Really explained Y DNA so I understand much better

    she explained everything well

    She helped!

    She is always so detailed! Excellent!

    She is good at explaining for the person who knows nothing about dna. Thank you. I wish I could’ve listened to the end.

    She is remarkable – love her presentation style!

    She is so very good! Explains DNA really well! Need to watch again!

    She is very knowledgeable and informative about DNA. Very good

    She was VERY good! I am sure I do not understand alot of it but it really applies to my genealogy! I did my DNA on both Ancestry and MyHeritage and I am connected with people I know are my relatives but I can not figure out how,


    Super easy to understand. Broadened my knowledge of YDNA by 100%. Thanks.

    Terrific. Learned a lot. Have six different family tests. Hope I can find some ancestors. Thanks.

    Thank you, Diahan!! Your slides are so exciting, it’s easy to pay attention. I’m finding this DNA “stuff” VERY challenging and you REALLY helped. Great afternoon. Thank you, Geoff.


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