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 2129 contributions | 42 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 24 November 2014
18:21: Hermann Hartenthaler posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Hermann 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 November 24, 2014 at 23:21GMT Hermann Hartenthaler wrote:

The help page says: "Over 65% of WikiTree is connected to AJ within 100 steps.", so about 5.5 million people are related to you/us. What is the longest path length? The median length? I like this project!

On November 21, 2014 at 14:36GMT Shannon Foley wrote:

went from 30 degrees to 25 degrees

On November 8, 2014 at 13:35GMT Elizia Joubert wrote:

45 degrees separation (Jacobs-2265).

On November 7, 2014 at 20:37GMT Jourdi Cleghorn wrote:

Hi A.J. We have 29 degrees of separation, and it looks like I am related to you on both my maternal and paternal sides. Crazy, right?

On November 7, 2014 at 14:55GMT Merilyn Overton wrote:

AJ, as of today, I cannot find how we are related, but I would like to thank you for all of your extensive efforts! I personally do not have many funds to go about finding my ancestors and most of my family has passed or isn't mentally healthy enough to help me anymore. People like you make my genealogy quest possible. I'm sure we're related somehow as technically we all are in some way. I just wanted to say thank you for making my search possible for not only myself, but people in my own situation. You are awesome sir!

On November 6, 2014 at 21:27GMT Shannon Foley wrote:

30 Degrees of Separation, So now what?

On November 3, 2014 at 01:45GMT Susan MacEwen wrote:

Only 29 degrees of separation!

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.

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