Learn to Do the DNA Step-by-Step at Your DNA Guide–the Academy

One-time DNA classes and webinars can kick-start your DNA education, but they don’t provide sustained support. Truly successful DNA learning requires TIME to process and PRACTICE to master the concepts. You need to build on your knowledge, with step-by-step instruction and practice. You need help when you get stuck–and sometimes a quick expert peek at your work.

Your DNA Guide—the Academy offers a more extensive, hands-on approach to a truly effective, confident genetic genealogy education. My students find DNA answers! Like missing birth relatives or ancestors—or at least connections that will eventually lead to them.

What People are Saying about Your DNA Guide Academy Experiences

LOVE, love, love your course! You’ve done it–made a Zoom course highly interactive with well-thought out examples….Just the right pace and your slides and visuals are always a joy to see.

Sandy Murray

I love having steps to follow and clear instructions on how to stay organized and on track.

Neva Adams

Excellent class with great graphics to illustrate points.

Harold Glenn

AWESOME as Diahan always is! I always learn something new. I continue to be in awe of her kindness in teaching skills. She encourages and motivates novices through experts with such style and grace. Her knowledge base is phenomenal.

Academy participant

These are for everyone!


Next-level your DNA learning


WATO Course

WATO Course

Take your DNA learning to the next level with our on-demand learning experience that helps you master WATO, one of the most important 3rd-party genetic genealogy tools.

DNA Skills Workshop | The Ultimate Masterclass

FINALLY master your DNA matches with this multi-week autosomal DNA masterclass! Bring your DNA test results from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, and/or Living DNA. Learn to organize and analyze them to build your family tree, connect with living relatives and find answers to your family history mysteries.

YDNA for Genealogy Course

YDNA testing can reveal deep geographic origins and also genetic connections dating back much further than the 5 generations revealed by autosomal DNA. Learn to understand what your YDNA is telling you–and to use YDNA testing effectively to answer specific questions about paternal lines (recent or ancestral).

Coaching: Expert One-on-One Tutoring

Book a live, 30-minute or 60-minute confidential video consultation with one of our expert DNA coaches! You’ll get confidential, one-on-one review of your specific DNA question and situation. You will receive insights and recommended next steps for your specific situation. The service includes a recording of your session plus an email that summarizes key points.

Endogamy & DNA Course

Endogamy complicates efforts to build family trees using DNA evidence. This course teaches productive, straightforward strategies for starting to address endogamy with your DNA matches.

DNA Study Group: Join Us Every Month!

Get ready for ongoing DNA learning and support! Join monthly live classes, case study reviews and regular Q&As with Diahan Southard and her team of expert DNA coaches. It’s fun, it’s affordable and it keeps you diving into your DNA on a regular basis.

Dive into DNA: Live Group Coaching Experience

Join Diahan Southard for a lively, 2-hour learning session where you watch her explore actual DNA case studies in real time. When you register, you can submit your own DNA question for possible use as one of the case studies. Then show up on Zoom and watch Diahan at work. It’s a great way to learn new strategies for solving your DNA mysteries.


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