- AJ Jacobs Junior's Profile
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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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- AJ Jacobs - Family Tree DNA yDNA 111 markers
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- AJ Jacobs - Family Tree DNA mtDNA Full Sequence
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- "Cousin" AJ is the end page of Genome Magazine Oct 1, 2015.
- How many different countries or nations are connected to the Global Family Reunion and AJ please? Feb 18, 2015.
- To connect to a friend, should we add our distance from AJ to theirs, minus common links? Dec 3, 2014.
- Vox Article on AJ and the GFR Sep 12, 2014.
- Can anyone help find my connection to AJ Jacobs? I am certain I am a cousin! Sep 9, 2014.
- WikiTree, AJ Jacobs and Kitty Cooper mentioned in best of blogs this week ! Jun 23, 2014.
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On September 30, 2015 at 14:20GMT Antoine Roberto wrote:
On August 12, 2015 at 21:16GMT Loretta Layman wrote:
http://www.house-of-lynn.com/Margaret_Lynn_Lewis.html Loretta (Lynn) Layman
On July 13, 2015 at 01:54GMT Linda Prole wrote:
On July 7, 2015 at 15:42GMT Griveau Alexis wrote:
On June 20, 2015 at 09:50GMT J Smith wrote:
On June 11, 2015 at 00:46GMT M. Gaulden wrote:
It's your cousin Mags. Yes I was at the Global Family Reunion - Friday AND Saturday. I seem to have spent my time on the fringe of you. There are photo's of you with other people and I seem to be off in the back ground oblivious to your presence. Hilarious. My next book: "How I Missed My Cousin AJ at The Global Family Reunion!" Your dear cousin, Mags.
On June 8, 2015 at 02:36GMT Lee Martin wrote:
On June 3, 2015 at 16:46GMT Melanie Pohl wrote:
Bummed that I can't make it to the reunion... :(
On May 31, 2015 at 21:46GMT Alli Edwards wrote:
Thanks and Gig'em! Allison
On May 11, 2015 at 12:45GMT Jacqueline Brooks wrote:
Can I find degrees of separation to a distant relative using this feature?