Genealogy Adventures

Can you handle the truth?

Our Story

We've loved every minute of our journey

Can You Handle The Truth?

There's no telling what family stories you'll discover when it comes to genealogy.  Our ancestors' stories can be uplifting, inspiring, and empowering. Others may be painful, difficult, upsetting, or shocking. 

The fact is we all start with a blank slate. And there is no telling what we'll find in the course of researching your ancestors and kin. At Genealogy Adventures, we go where the documents and information trail leads us.

Here at Genealogy Adventures, we embrace all of it. Our ancestors' life experiences and their strength is what makes us who we are. 

When it comes to oral family histories? Well, from our own experience researching our own families, we proved some to be true. Equally, we've proved others not to be true. You'll never know how things will pan out until the research is done. 

Our best advice is to approach genealogy with an open mind. 

Brian Sheffey

My genealogy adventures began in 2010. My father was turning 78 and I wanted to give him a more personal birthday gift. We knew very little about his family history...
Genealogy Adventures was born. 


My own genealogy primarily encompasses trans-African, European, Jewish, and Native American ancestry.  Each requires a different skill set, which I have focused on and developed over the years. 

My adventure has had its ups and downs with each ancestral story that I have discovered. What I can say, with my hand on my heart, is that the adventure and the journey has been one of the most profoundly empowering, awakening, and grounding experiences of my life. I have learned more about myself, my people, and American history through genealogy than I have through any other means. 

Donya Williams

I can honestly say that Genealogy has been requesting my attention since a little girl, but it wasn't until 1996 that I finally began to answer the call. Since then I have been placed on a journey that I wouldn't trade for the world.

My genealogical make up is African, European, East Asian and Native American. Researching has opened my eyes to what I didn't learn in school. I learn something new everyday and it is the best thing I have ever done in my life outside of having my children.

Because of Genealogy I have submitted articles to the oldest running newspaper in South Carolina. I have been the leader to bringing all branches of my family together. But the most important thing that Genealogy has done for me is the ability to educate those on who they are and where they come from.