Medicine Hat & District Branch Conference
This year Medicine Hat & District Branch celebrate 40-years of genealogical research. Join the fun from 12-14 October 2018 as they commemorate this special occasion with a fall conference featuring DNA specialist Diahan Southard and blogger Gena Philibert-Ortega.
Medicine Hat & District Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society
Date: 12-14 October 2018
Start time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am
Where: Medalta Potteries in the Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, Alberta
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For more information about this conference visit http://mhdgs.ca/
Diahan studied at Brigham Young university where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. While attending university she worked for Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation: one of the first companies ever to create a correlated genetic and genealogical database. After graduating, Diahan remained with the company.
Diahan is Your DNA Guide. She provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic genealogy results. She has lectured at several national and local conferences throughout the United States—Diahan is fun, bubbly and full of enthusiasm. At the end of her presentations, attendees might be surprised they really can understand DNA fundamentals! It’s because Diahan has a passion for genetic genealogy, the gift for making it understandable and a genuine love for people.
Ms. Southard is the author of several quick-guides on genetic genealogy, a regular contributor to Genealogy Gems, featured writer for Family Tree Magazine, regular contributor to Genealogy Today and other writing engagements.
Website: Your DNA Guide ›
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, woman’s studies and social history. Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide.
Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, GenWeekly and the WorldVital Records Newsletter. She is the author of the books, From the Family Kitchen, Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra, and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as past-president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.
Website: Gena’s Genealogy ›