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
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 4 July 2014 | AJ's 2105 contributions | 38 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 26 October 2014
18:55: Philip Michael Dunn posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Philip Michael for this]
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Wiki Genealogist September  2014 Club 1,000 Pre-1700 Super Star G2G6 May 2014 Club 100 Community Star Family Star Honor Code Signatory DNA Tested Global Family Reunion Project Member DNA Project Member Volunteer
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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 October 26, 2014 at 22:55GMT Philip Michael Dunn wrote:

25 degrees of separation through your Uncle Robert's wife.

On October 23, 2014 at 03:16GMT Clara Sayre wrote:

33 degrees of separation!

On October 16, 2014 at 04:48GMT Reta McKay wrote:

Dear AJ: I think what you are doing is phenomenal. I have 31 degrees of separation and would love to be able to go to your party in 2015, but I can't see how I can make it. I would have loved to get one of those bracelets and been a part of the big picture. My sister Joy wrote a song called, The Big Picture. I would love to send it to you with the music if I had your email address I could do it.

On October 12, 2014 at 21:29GMT Robert Hathaway wrote:

Hello AJ. I would like to be invited and sport a special bracelet while there for the group photo. I have 26 degrees of separation. Please add me to the list. Thank you very much. I wish you success.

On October 3, 2014 at 05:04GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi AJ , no surprise finding you on here, right ?

We are really happy that you took the Pre-1700 certification Quiz. Thank you for doing your part to make WikiTree an accurate and openly collaborative place for genealogists to share their research.

Do you have some 1700's people in your tree already ? Now that you have the badge, you can take part in one of our historical projects.

If you have any questions, you can contact one of our Mentors or Volunteer Coordinator, Erin .

Have a great day !


p.s. I keep an eye on the Pre-1700 test takers now (-:

On September 25, 2014 at 17:06GMT Rebecca Selin wrote:

31 degrees of separation :)

On September 22, 2014 at 01:11GMT Thomas Darga wrote:

AJ Jacobs and Thomas Darga (darga-6) 34 degrees of separation.

On September 19, 2014 at 23:57GMT Rosalind Alley wrote:

AJ Jacobs and Rosalind Alley have 27 degrees of separation: cool.. We both have New England ties.

Roz Waite Alley

On September 13, 2014 at 05:32GMT PHLGenepool Allison wrote:

Yay! Cuz :)
AJ is 39 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!

On September 11, 2014 at 01:39GMT Patrick Falkiner wrote:

45 degrees you and i

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