The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#29)

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

Here is an amusing photo of a vacation my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002), took with two of her sisters to Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) in 1965. The back of this photo says: "Disneyland Jan. 23, 1965. Look how bashful Pinocchio is. Ha!"

Disneyland, 1965 - Pinocchio


Ida (left, touching Pinocchio's hand) was the youngest of about 15 siblings. Her sister Mary Rhoads (1893-1989) is in the middle. Amanda (Rhoads) Campbell (1895-1988) is on the right. 

Here are a couple of more photos from that same trip:

Disneyland, 1965 - The White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)

Disneyland, 1965

Disneyland first opened in 1955. 1965 marked the 10 year anniversary of the theme park. Here is a nostalgic look back at what my great grandmother and her sisters saw on their visit.



  • Were you ancestors lucky enough to take vacations? Where did they go?
  • How did travel play a role in your family history?
  • What are some of the cultural institutions (e.g., Disneyland) that figured prominently in your family history?

Do you have an old photograph or a genealogical story that you would like to share? I am happy to consider guest submissions for possible Pic of the Week or other blog posts in the future. Send an email to for more information.

If you like what you are reading here at The Psychogenealogist please consider sharing with a friend or signing up for free below!