A documentary that portrays the art, science, and hard-work of genealogy.

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We'd like to feature you Kicking Up the Past of your family's history in our upcoming documentary series pilot.

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Preview our Emmy-nominated documentary of one family's history which aired on major market PBS stations.


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A special set of brave pledge donors – you are pioneers!

Posted 2013-11-24 by Ken J. Marks

Your action to fund this novel project to create quality documentary television represents a small first step to cracking open a door that we expect to see fully open soon. Crowd funding, crowd sourcing, and just plain crowd voices are beginning to take effect in all aspects of our society. When interested people speak up with their dollars and their voices as facilitated by social media, we can effect changes for the better. We think an engaged genealogy crowd can bring about changes too.


Behind-the-Scenes Action & Great Rewards

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Be our guest ON LOCATION. You and a guest will witness lights, camera & action and meet the actors, director and rest of the crew at lunch & breaks.


You'll be an ON-CAMERA EXTRA in the HISTORICAL REENACTMENTS. Bring your guest on-location to watch you make your debut -- you'll get MAKE-UP, COSTUMES, PROPS & an experience you'll not soon forget.


Your NAME will appear in the CLOSING CREDITS
plus, you'll receive an autographed DVD of
Kicking Up the Past.