Disney Gets in on Genealogy with My Family Tree Series

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It appears that the Disney Channel has been taping for a new show entitled “My Family Tree” which hopes to combine geography and genealogy by having children from around the world report on their ancestors and family roots.

The series is set to premiere in November 2010 and one of the first episodes will depict Elbridge Gerry, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the fifth Vice President of the United States as reported by one of his descendants, 12-year old Noah Gerry.

Stay tuned, as they say, because this may be just the first in a variety of media offerings for children that involve genealogy.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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13 thoughts on “Disney Gets in on Genealogy with My Family Tree Series

  1. Oh mercy, In going to the Disney site and searching genealogy in their bos, I came across the April 2000 news release from ABC.com which spelled “genealogy” as GENEOLOGY ! I thought journalists could at least read a dictionary or use spell check in order to spell correctly!

  2. Yeah! I’m so excited about this. We watch Disney Channel all the time. My boys will love this new show!

  3. Look out for merchandise tie-ins: stuffed “family trees,” kid’s “sets” (remember the sewing and toolboxes?) with little microfilm readers, rolls of microfilm, play-sized CDs of software, “old” family photos, pedigree charts, etc. All mini-sized for kids to play with. Hmmmmm.

    the only bad publicity is NO publicity.

    Schelly

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