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
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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
    Haplogroup J-PF5456
    Family Tree DNA kit 331523
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    Family Tree DNA kit 331523
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On September 30, 2015 at 14:20GMT Antoine Roberto wrote:

On August 12, 2015 at 21:16GMT Loretta Layman wrote:

Hi A.J. About the Lynns who were lairds in Dalry, Ayrshire, I'm afraid there is no primary or otherwise reliable source connecting any one of them in a father-son relationship to the Scottish Lynns who settled in northwest Ulster in the plantation. There is much to suggest that there is a relationship, but nothing to define what that relationship might have been. You might take a look at my website, particularly the page about Margaret (Lynn) Lewis, whose so-called diary has been proven to be a work of fiction but has misled many into believing there was a laird of Loch Lynn.

http://www.house-of-lynn.com/Margaret_Lynn_Lewis.html Loretta (Lynn) Layman

On July 13, 2015 at 01:54GMT Linda Prole wrote:

Greetings from New Zealand AJ - it appears we have 28 degrees of separation! How cool is that. I would love to have this acknowledged on my Profile page.


On July 7, 2015 at 15:42GMT Griveau Alexis wrote:

Very glad to meet you on wikitree !


On June 20, 2015 at 09:50GMT J Smith wrote:

Hi A.J. Who'd have thought that me & my 2 sisters are only separated from you by 31 degrees. We come from Australia & had no idea we had American cousins. Thanx for all your efforts, its a fun game to play.

On June 11, 2015 at 00:46GMT M. Gaulden wrote:

Hey AJ,

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:

Turns out there's 26 degrees of separation between us. Your ancestor Jacob Bird is the brother of my ancestor Adam H Bird. I did see parts of the live webstream at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library at Belleville, Ohio (I remember you mentioned Belleville specifically).

On June 3, 2015 at 16:46GMT Melanie Pohl wrote:

31 degrees of separation, through both of my mother's parents' families. ::waves:: Hi, cousin!

Bummed that I can't make it to the reunion... :(

On May 31, 2015 at 21:46GMT Alli Edwards wrote:

It's only taken me researching on and off for a year, but we are 28 degrees apart! Howdy from Texas!

Thanks and Gig'em! Allison

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?

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Queen Elizabeth II AJ is 23 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 54 degrees from Lisa Kudrow, 35 degrees from Kurt Vonnegut and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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