I'm a writer of several non-fiction books (including 'The Year of Living Biblically' and 'Drop Dead Healthy.' My current book, It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree is about genealogy and tracing my roots. And for the finale of the book, I threw one of the largest family reunions in history.
Since we're all cousins, all seven billion members of the human family were welcome. Those who had a confirmed link to me received a special bracelet and were part of the record-breaking family photo.
It was exciting to use collaborative genealogy and WikiTree as part of this project. I had so many great volunteers working on my tree -- so thank you for that.
For more information on me and the start my project, here is a New York Times article I wrote when I first started this journey... 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
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AJ is 22 degrees from John James Audubon, 26 degrees from Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 36 degrees from Gerald Durrell, 21 degrees from Dian Fossey, 22 degrees from Steve Irwin, 33 degrees from Ernest Just, 28 degrees from Ian Player, 22 degrees from Peter Scott, 33 degrees from Antoon van Hooff and 23 degrees from Marta Johnson on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.