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 2134 contributions | 48 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 29 January 2015
12:47: Jeannette Saladino posted a message on the page for AJ Jacobs. [Thank Jeannette 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 January 29, 2015 at 17:47GMT Jeannette Saladino wrote:

I am 30 degrees of separation from Al Jacobs!! WOW! My mom's family certainly got around; but, 30 degrees? Again, WOW! My question: what do I do now with this information? Do I merge my tree with Al Jacob's tree? This is where I need help. Thank you very much.

On January 25, 2015 at 06:48GMT Brenda Gravitt wrote:

24 degrees of separation in "connection to AJ". I am so glad to be a part of researching and recording my part of the Global Family Tree. I started doing geneology research on my family tree when my first child was born in 1975. No computers, so I interviewed my older family members at Family reunions and visited cemeteries with my Dad and took photos. All that info came in handy when connecting to census records.

On January 22, 2015 at 04:02GMT Kevin Johnson wrote:

Just noticed the "Connection to AJ" menu option so I clicked it. It shows that you and I have 27 degrees of separation. Then I realized who you are. I'm reading your book Year of Living Biblically. And I'm very much enjoying it! Small world! :-)

On January 14, 2015 at 13:05GMT Isabelle Archer wrote:

Azuba is the great grandmother of my grandmother

On January 4, 2015 at 20:39GMT Mark Chapman wrote:

26 degrees of separation.

On December 28, 2014 at 00:06GMT Mark Chapman wrote:

26 degrees of separation from AJ!

On December 26, 2014 at 19:39GMT Brandon Masterson wrote:

New info. Still through James Spader. James Spader is my 12th cousin once removed on my paternal AND maternal line.

On December 26, 2014 at 09:09GMT Brandon Masterson wrote:

And now it's 29 degrees still through Spader, but if WikiTree is correct in all of this, he is now by blood on my maternal line.

On December 25, 2014 at 10:36GMT Raymond Nichols wrote:

26 degrees of separation.

On December 21, 2014 at 12:05GMT Brandon Masterson wrote:

34 degrees of separation... and through James Spader? Granted it's through marriages a few times, but I still think this project is awesome. I can't be there in person, but good luck on breaking the record for largest family.

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