AJ Jacobs Junior

AJ Jacobs Junior

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AJ S. Jacobs Junior
Born 1960's.
Son of [private father (1940's - unknown)] and
Brother of [private sister (1960's - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 31 December 2014 | AJ's 2135 contributions | 48 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 2 March 2015
21:06: Rick Henderson posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Rick for this]
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Wiki Genealogist Attending Global Family Reunion Attending RootsTech 2015 September  2014 Club 1,000 Pre-1700 Super Star G2G6 May 2014 Club 100 Community Star Family Star Honor Code Signatory DNA Tested Global Family Reunion Project Member DNA Project Member Volunteer
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Hello all! I'm a writer of several non-fiction books (including 'The Year of Living Biblically' and 'Drop Dead Healthy.' My next book is about genealogy and tracing my roots. And for the finale of the book, I plan to throw the largest family reunion in history. You're invited! All seven billion members of the human family are welcome. Those who have a confirmed link to me will get a special bracelet and be part of the record-breaking family photo. I'm excited to use collaborative genealogy and Wikitree as part of this project. I've already gotten some great volunteers working on my tree -- so thank you for that.

For more information on me and my project, here is a New York Times article I wrote about it recently... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/opinion/sunday/are-you-my-cousin.html

And here's a link to my website page about it


Look forward to collaborating with everyone.


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On March 3, 2015 at 02:06GMT Rick Henderson wrote:

Just found out I'm related by 30 steps, which means 25 steps to James Spader! Just have to figure out how to name the relation, but glad to find the connection. We'll see about getting to the family reunion, I've got two young kids!

On February 28, 2015 at 10:46GMT Adiene Crawford wrote:

Please help me. Somehow your Jacobs got connected or search to be connected and there is no connected.

I read the article and enter my name in search to go to my page and boom, was connect. Can it be removed?

On February 26, 2015 at 12:08GMT Lindsay Thompson wrote:

46 degrees of separation - related by marriage not blood - in South Africa.

On February 25, 2015 at 20:44GMT Danielle Wilson wrote:

I am related through Bartholomew Stovall, 13 steps away.

On February 11, 2015 at 12:22GMT Julian Pettifer wrote:

28 degrees of seperation here although I'm sure I can get that down with some more research!

On February 6, 2015 at 00:50GMT Kelly Sullivan wrote:

Hi AJ. I've just started in WikiTree this month, and we're already 21 degrees apart. Not too shabby! Wanted to hello, Cousin! Hope we meet in person, some day. xoxo Kelly


On February 4, 2015 at 19:26GMT Cindy Lesure wrote:

Wowser! 29 degrees of separation! I just read the article and really wish I could attend the REAL reunion! Neat! Thank you AJ!

On February 1, 2015 at 21:41GMT Erin Cole wrote:

25 degrees of separation!

On January 29, 2015 at 17:47GMT Jeannette Saladino wrote:

I am 30 degrees of separation from Al Jacobs!! WOW! My mom's family certainly got around; but, 30 degrees? Again, WOW! My question: what do I do now with this information? Do I merge my tree with Al Jacob's tree? This is where I need help. Thank you very much.

On January 25, 2015 at 06:48GMT Brenda Gravitt wrote:

24 degrees of separation in "connection to AJ". I am so glad to be a part of researching and recording my part of the Global Family Tree. I started doing geneology research on my family tree when my first child was born in 1975. No computers, so I interviewed my older family members at Family reunions and visited cemeteries with my Dad and took photos. All that info came in handy when connecting to census records.

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