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Old 05-31-2013, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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The Official Website for the HBO Series Family Tree

Anyone watched this? I found it amusing but sometimes I thought they were making fun of genealogists.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Nope, I don't get HBO. Maybe they are making fun of these genealogists. Me, I'd love to go to Germany one day and see the family history book my relatives in Nuremberg have.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Well, I think it's meant in a good-natured way. It's a "mockumentary" so it felt like a little like they were mocking Who Do You Think You Are? but not in a malignant way.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I thought the shows made it look too easy to do research. They seemed to only focus on one branch of someone's tree that had a relatively easy branch to follow and/or was some interesting character. Did not see them beating their heads against any "brickwalls". Also not everybody can go to England or France or wherever and meet with the curator of some obscure repository of little known documents that have been pre-researched for the episode's celebrity !
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I thought the shows made it look too easy to do research. They seemed to only focus on one branch of someone's tree that had a relatively easy branch to follow and/or was some interesting character. Did not see them beating their heads against any "brickwalls". Also not everybody can go to England or France or wherever and meet with the curator of some obscure repository of little known documents that have been pre-researched for the episode's celebrity !
That's not what this show is - I think you're confusing it with "Who Do You Think You Are?" This is a comedy "mockumentary" called "Family Tree". See the link I provided.
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