I’m currently a resident of Boston after decades of living in London and the incredibly stunning Cornwall. I’m a part-time University lecturer in Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Integrated Communications and Online Networking. I’m also an Integrated Digital Communications Director & CEO in the entertainment and media industry.
Genealogy has joined a number of my pursuits. Starting as something of a new hobby and a birthday present for my dad, genealogy has become something of a semi-professional sideline. Equally informative and fun, this adventure serves a bigger purpose for me. Genealogy has proven that strangers can sometimes be connected in surprising ways. Tracing my family tree has placed my family in a much wider context than I could have ever originally envisaged. Surprise revelations and unexpected twists and turns connects my family to places, historical events and people neither me nor my family could have guessed. That’s the fun of genealogy. My motto is to abandon suppositions and nuggets of information that have been passed down the generations as fact – and approach your adventure in genealogy with an open mind…and embrace the unexpected.
If I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned why I’ve always loved bockwurst, sauerkraut with hot mustard along with Baumkuchen. And I’ve learned why moving to England felt like a homecoming.
email: briansheffey [at] gmail [dot] com