Are you looking for a unique keynote topic for your next event?  You’ve found your speaker: Diahan Southard.

Diahan travels the world teaching people about consumer DNA testing and its ability to connect people to their family history. She’s known for engaging her audience wherever they are and sugaring the science of DNA with just the right amount of humor and humanity. 

Diahan accepts speaking invitations around the United States and internationally for private and corporate events and national and international genealogy conferences. While she no longer schedules with local genealogy societies, she offers free video content available here.  She has appeared in news outlets such as The New York Times and Yahoo Finance. Currently, Diahan is booking both virtual events and future in-person events.

Interested in learning more? Contact our events team here.

The Delaware Genealogical Society sponsored Diahan for a one-day symposium. The event was a tremendous success with 200 attendees. We also saw a spike in membership that we attribute to this event. Our new member join rate was averaging 4 per month. We had 28 new members join in April, several noting the quality of our speaker as their reason for joining.

J. Joseph Harland, Ph.D., CG®

DGS Membership Chair

Thank you for your lecture series! I was not only riveted the whole time but I felt like the information is finally sinking in. That’s huge—I’ve been to many talks on genetic genealogy and it’s always been so hard for me to grasp. So thank you!

Janine Adams


Please see Diahan’s list of topics and then contact her office for pricing information (or leave her a voice message at 937-754-5340). Want to catch Diahan in action? Check out her upcoming events calendar.