Arnold Stephen 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)]
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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...

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 Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup J-PF5456, FTDNA kit #331523
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On February 9, 2016 at 21:00GMT Norman Sykes wrote:

AJ Jacobs is 25 Degrees from Norman Sykes

On January 23, 2016 at 18:44GMT Sharon Smith wrote:

Roger Williams 11 m Elizabeth Walling sister to my ancestor Abigail Walling

I liked this person Roger Williams governor of RI

On January 23, 2016 at 18:10GMT Sharon Smith wrote:

Hello, are we related? My parents were George Henry Smith and Lorraine Corliss. His family was of Mass and RI, my mothers was of NH and Canada. Our ancestors of the mayflower as in Edward Doty ,Stephen Hopkins, Francis Cooke,John Alden and others Also cousin to 2nd president John Adams and mabey of royals. Would enjoy sharing imfomation.

On December 23, 2015 at 18:57GMT Dadijo Penguinez wrote:

Hi! Could we have Genghis Khan for our next celebrity connection competition? Apparently he is a. Direct descendant to 1 in 200 living people.

Thanks, Dadijo

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. 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 Mags 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.

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Queen Elizabeth II AJ is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 42 degrees from Anne Frank, 32 degrees from Neil deGrasse Tyson 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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