Got DNA Questions?

Ask the Experts

Join us for a series of interviews between Diahan Southard and other industry experts.

Check out the schedule and register below!

  • Tuesday March 12 at 2pm ET

  • Tuesday April 9 at 4pm ET


Each discussion will be held on our YouTube channel.

An email reminder and instructions for attending will be sent the day of the event.
If you are not a subscriber to the channel, please subscribe while there!


Tuesday March 12 at 2pm ET

Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, Party

Crista Cowan is a World-Renowned Genealogist and Expert Family History Educator, with more than three decades of experience in the field. As the Corporate Genealogist, employed at Ancestry® since 2004, she has been a guiding force in family history education. From her engaging podcast, "Stories That Live in Us™," to the vibrant community of "pajamas & pedigrees™," Crista's ability to connect with a global audience is evident. Host of the acclaimed YouTube series "The Barefoot Genealogist" and a perennial favorite at RootsTech, she shares her expertise through captivating presentations, offering clear next steps for individuals on their family history journeys. Crista's unwavering belief in the transformative power of genealogy continues to position her as the go-to resource for families seeking to maintain meaningful connections and develop a strong family narrative.

Tuesday April 9 at 4pm ET

Leah Larkin, The DNA Geek

Leah began helping adoptees and others of unknown parentage as part of the search angel community, donating effort and expertise to help people help themselves. Leah earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she used DNA to study the relationships among different species. She has worked in both academia and scientific publishing and applies those research skills daily to solving genealogical questions using DNA. She loves using DNA to solve family mysteries and teaching others to do the same. Leah offers full research services, blogs at, runs several online genealogy groups, and lectures internationally. She also is the brains behind the new tool called BanyanDNA and collaborates on new approaches for genetic genealogy, including the revolutionary What Are the Odds? tool at

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