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CANCELLED - How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers

April 15, 2020 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium - 1670 Circle Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Presented by Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard’s mom was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Come learn how she was able to use a combination of genetic and genealogical tools to connect with her biological family, and how it has affected her life. Leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogy endeavors, whether you are looking for your father or your great, great, great grandfather.

After getting bitten by the DNA bug as a high school student, Diahan went on to study at Brigham Young University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. She worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, one of the first efforts to create a correlated genetic and genealogical database. Diahan is the author of several quick guides on genetic genealogy, a featured writer for Family Tree Magazine, a regular contributor to Genealogy Today, a former contributor to Genealogy Gems, and contributor to several other publications.


May 20, 2020 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium - 1670 Circle Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Presented by Arthur Krull

This is a true story about how Arthur was a pilot on a Delta L 1011 that was hijacked to Cuba in January of 1980. They safely arrived in Cuba, hoping the hijacker would get off, but instead he demanded to refuel and fly to Iran. This was two months after students loyal to the Ayatollah had taken over the U.S. Embassy. Hoping to avert a bloody tragedy, the flight crew and passengers devised a complicated, risky plan. Arthur Krull’s Hijacked -A Critical Change of Plans tells you their story and much more, showing how the events of that day resonate to this day.

The book describes Arthur Krull’s life as a civilian, military, and commercial pilot and relates how his wife, Kathy, dealt with his career and especially how she managed their three young boys during the frightening hijack ordeal. Art has presented his story as a guest speaker and lecturer for over 35 years and continues to do so along with Kathy. Art and Kathy are both graduates of the University of Washington.

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