Brian Swann has been involved with family history since 1967 and is a founder member of the Norfolk, West Surrey and Dyfed FHS, as well as a member of the Society of Genealogists (1972) and the Guild of One-Name Studies (2009). He began involvement with DNA testing for family history purposes in 2000, and more seriously from early 2006. He also worked in and around the pharmaceutical industry in his day job in various roles for 40 years until retirement in 2011. He has been a member of ISOGG since late 2006, and helped get the enlarged DNA Area into WDYTYA in 2009.