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 [private sister (1960's - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 31 December 2014 | AJ's 2135 contributions | 48 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 29 March 2015
02:40: Rae Redford posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Rae 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 March 29, 2015 at 06:40GMT Rae Redford wrote:

Hi AJ, I am 31 degrees separated from you and my stepdaughter Avery is 29!

On March 24, 2015 at 00:53GMT Janet Jones wrote:

Hello Cousin AJ! Just joined your global family reunion and we are 24 degrees separated!

On March 18, 2015 at 08:11GMT Selena Leon wrote:

Hello AJ! We are 28 degrees separated! Wow!

On March 16, 2015 at 19:28GMT Shannon Foley wrote:

Fooling around with my geneology ........ good heavens went from 30 degrees to 26 degrees. if I keep it up my parents will be kin to each other Yikes........Even though they were from separate parts of the country...... WW2 is when they met and started.

On March 3, 2015 at 16:05GMT Tanya Kasim wrote:

Hi, AJ.
I was looking at the 100 degrees of separation from you and found out that you're missing another Loammi Baldwin. Loammi Baldwin, Jr. is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin, Sr., who fought in the Revolutionary War. Loammi, Sr. is the grandfather of Annie M. Baldwin.

On March 3, 2015 at 02:06GMT Rick Henderson wrote:

Just found out I'm related by 30 steps, which means 25 steps to James Spader! Just have to figure out how to name the relation, but glad to find the connection. We'll see about getting to the family reunion, I've got two young kids!

On February 28, 2015 at 10:46GMT Adiene Humble wrote:

Please help me. Somehow your Jacobs got connected or search to be connected and there is no connected.

I read the article and enter my name in search to go to my page and boom, was connect. Can it be removed?

On February 26, 2015 at 12:08GMT Lindsay Thompson wrote:

46 degrees of separation - related by marriage not blood - in South Africa.

On February 25, 2015 at 20:44GMT Danielle Wilson wrote:

I am related through Bartholomew Stovall, 13 steps away.

On February 11, 2015 at 12:22GMT Julian Pettifer wrote:

28 degrees of seperation here although I'm sure I can get that down with some more research!

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