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AGS Fall Conference
The 2022 Fall Conference of the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

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Oct 14, 2022 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Diahan Southard
Founder and CEO of Your DNA Guide
Diahan Southard has been working in the genetic genealogy industry since its infancy. Both before and after earning a degree in microbiology from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, a major pioneer in creating a correlated genetic and genealogical database. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry led her to found Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to help people “ask their DNA” about their family history. She lectures around the world and is known for her fun, upbeat energy, and a gift for making complex DNA concepts understandable. Diahan is the author of Your DNA Guide-The Book, the ultimate step-by-step guide, do-it-yourself DNA manual; several quick reference guides; and a contributor or past contributor to Family Tree Magazine, Genealogy Today, The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast.
Lindsey Heflin
DNA Analyst III @Arkansas State Crime Laboratory
Lindsey Heflin is currently serving the State of Arkansas as a DNA Analyst III at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. She has six years of experience, processing over 1000 cases and over 5000 samples assisting in cases from property crimes, to sexual assaults and homicides. She has assisted with the training of incoming new analysts and is involved with audits within the lab to ensure quality work to forensic standards. Lindsey received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Arkansas where she also worked as a research assistant using DNA techniques to process tissue samples from armadillos for the presence of leprosy.