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 2140 contributions | 53 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 11 May 2015
08:45: Jacqueline Brooks posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Jacqueline for this | 1 thank-you received]
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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 May 11, 2015 at 12:45GMT Jacqueline Brooks wrote:

Hello A.J, I am 26 degrees separation from you via my husband, he is 25 degrees from you.

Can I find degrees of separation to a distant relative using this feature?

On May 4, 2015 at 06:14GMT Ashley Lloyd wrote:

Hello! :) According to the Connection Finder, we are 26 degrees separated! Guess we're related then? Haha.

Blessed Be, Ashley

On April 28, 2015 at 11:50GMT Davina Dodds wrote:

Hi there, still newish to wiki and stumbled upon this degree of separation thingymabob, well it seems we are 35 degrees separated! SO I thought I would drop a line and say hi. HI!!


On April 28, 2015 at 09:50GMT Lisa Anonymous wrote:

Down to 26 so far. Straight line until I get to your uncle John Stanley. Then, of course, it goes to his wife then her sister and you. Maybe if I keep working it will connect by blood.

Hope your day is great!

On April 19, 2015 at 08:14GMT Rae Redford wrote:

I've filled out the tree more Al and our connection of separation has gone down from 31 to 28 degrees!

On April 16, 2015 at 19:19GMT Lindsay Resnick wrote:

Hi AJ- I don't have a connection with you on Wikitree, but I have just received an email from you saying we have ancestors in common on GEDMatch. How do I go about merging that into WikiTree?

On April 4, 2015 at 20:59GMT Don Henderson wrote:

Howdy, Cousin. Just found out we're separated by a mere 28-degrees. While it's no "6-Degrees of Kevin Bacon", I am glad to know our connection. Best of luck with your writing and documentary projects, and of course, your record-breaking family reunion,

Don Henderson

On April 3, 2015 at 21:48GMT Tim Stringfellow wrote:


Hi, Decided to click around to see how small this world can be and find out who A J Jacobs and his cousins are, not expecting much from it. Well, well, deep subject. Hannah Ann Patterson was my 3rd great aunt so we are 26 degrees. She is buried in Davis Creek Church Cemetery near the University of Alabama where my nephew name sake is a junior. Her mother in law is buried at Abernant near there. Her father in law is buried at the Confederate Cemetery in Bristol, Virginia as a member of the 44th Alabama Infantry. Her husband was named after his uncle. Linda Allen's 3rd great grandfather. Regards

On April 2, 2015 at 05:23GMT Jessica Hatfield wrote:

Hello :) We have 22 degrees of separation

On March 29, 2015 at 06:40GMT Rae Redford wrote:

Hi AJ, I am 31 degrees separated from you and my stepdaughter Avery is 29!

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