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.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

10 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.


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