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 749 contributions | 32 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 13 September 2014
01:32: PHLGenepool Allison posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank PHLGenepool for this]
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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 September 13, 2014 PHLGenepool Allison wrote:

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

On September 11, 2014 Patrick Falkiner wrote:

45 degrees you and i

On September 4, 2014 Stephanie Martin wrote:

AJ Jacobs and Stephanie Martin have 30 degrees of separation!

On August 29, 2014 Jessica Cleveland wrote:

AJ, we're related by 26 steps! What's the average degree of separation between you and most of the people using the connection finder?

On August 23, 2014 Lindsay Resnick wrote:

So very sad that I have hit a brick wall and can no longer find any relatives to add to my tree! I wanted to find a connection to you (one of my favorite authors) but alas, as of now I cannot.

On August 17, 2014 Michael Stills wrote:

AJ, I have been doing some reading on our cousin, Pieter Classen Wyckoff.


A passage in "What's in a Name?: History and Meaning of Wyckoff" (page 29) by M. William Wykoff states:

" In her conclusion, writing from Salt Lake City, Epperson states that family history ultimately teaches us that we are all part of one huge family, and as artificial boundaries disappear, it could become anathema to war against nations of relatives. 'then there will be peace on earth, good will to men'. (P.105)"*

  • Gwenn F. Epperson, New Netherland Roots, 1994

On August 13, 2014 Sandie Banks wrote:

Hi AJ. I think we are distant cousins - back to the Bakers. I haven't connected my tree back that far on here - but I know the Robert Julius (Bob) Baker is one of my ancestors. I see you have DNA information loaded. I would love to do that, and if I get around to it, I'll make sure and load it up to see if it can prove a DNA connection.

Sandie Banks

On July 20, 2014 Vicky Chai-Brocato wrote:

Well I'll be there see you then!

On July 20, 2014 Vicky Chai-Brocato wrote:

Hi A.J. I was wondering what this means you are 28 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree?
Are we family?

On July 7, 2014 Mark Cary wrote:

36 degrees of separation. Pretty cool. We only had to go back to Miles Cary and his sister.

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