Have You Noticed Genealogy Has Gone Mainstream in the Media?

While watching television I have noticed that genealogy is appearing in pop culture. There is a commercial for a vitamin C product and above the bed of the cartoon character is a copy of his family tree. In the television show “Brothers and Sisters” there is now a theme involving family history that is bringing in a new story line regarding the past of one character and the parentage of another. In the movie “Little Fockers” the Focker grandparents, played by Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman, research the genealogy of the character Jack Byrnes played by Robert De Niro. Ancestry.com is broadcasting commercials in mainstream media. I wonder where genealogy references will appear next. Have you seen references to family history in mainstream media? Where? Let me know by leaving a comment to this post.

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