21    Sep 20101 comment

How TV is Helping to Introduce More and More People To Genealogy

I've been noticing lately that TV shows and their producers are starting to tap into the growing interest in family history to promote their programs.

Of course there are shows like Who Do You Think You Are?, which are specifically about family history research.

There are, however, more subtle signs that genealogy is moving into the mainstream consciousness.

Some examples?

Fans of the super popular ABC sitcom Modern Family can now keep abreast of who’s who in the show with the official family tree:

 

...and the producers of Keeping up with the Kardashians, a reality TV program about “It Girl” Kim Kardashian and her family are promoting the show with the Kardashian Family Tree game.

 

These family trees of real and fictional TV families may not be what the purists consider "real" genealogy, but that doesn't bother me. Personally, I'm all in favour of anything that helps turn more people onto how enjoyable family research can be.

Have you seen (or created your own)  family trees for any other television families?

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  1. how can we play the kardashian family tree

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