- 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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- 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.
- Another Not a Question - AJ Jacobs in People Magazine Jun 22, 2014.
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On May 11, 2015 at 12:45GMT Jacqueline Brooks wrote:
Can I find degrees of separation to a distant relative using this feature?
On May 4, 2015 at 06:14GMT Ashley Lloyd wrote:
Blessed Be, Ashley
On April 28, 2015 at 11:50GMT Davina Dodds wrote:
On April 28, 2015 at 09:50GMT Lisa Anonymous wrote:
Hope your day is great!
On April 19, 2015 at 08:14GMT Rae Redford wrote:
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On April 4, 2015 at 20:59GMT Don Henderson wrote:
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
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