Arnold Stephen Jacobs Junior

AJ Jacobs Junior

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AJ S. Jacobs Junior
Born 1960s.
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and
Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 31 Dec 2014 | AJ's 2140 contributions | 55 thank-yous received
Jacobs-2987 created 10 Dec 2013 | Last modified
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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...

And here's a link to my website page about it


Look forward to collaborating with everyone.


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AJ Jacobs's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with AJ or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • AJ Jacobs: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup J-PF5456, FTDNA kit #331523
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On 1 Aug 2016 at 15:38 GMT Marje (Shedlosky) Hood wrote:

We are related but I'd like to see a result via 23&me or of this? Your program is a BLESSING! Linked me to my Grandma's side just by a Wikitree profile update! Huge THANK YOU

On 31 Jul 2016 at 20:00 GMT Shanan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Hi =) I believe my husband might be related to you distantly. He is Martin R Dawson on here. shows he is 25th from you. thanks Shanan

On 9 Feb 2016 at 21:00 GMT Norman Sykes wrote:

AJ Jacobs is 25 Degrees from Norman Sykes

On 23 Jan 2016 at 18:44 GMT Sharon Smith wrote:

Roger Williams 11 m Elizabeth Walling sister to my ancestor Abigail Walling

I liked this person Roger Williams governor of RI

On 23 Jan 2016 at 18:10 GMT Sharon Smith wrote:

Hello, are we related? My parents were George Henry Smith and Lorraine Corliss. His family was of Mass and RI, my mothers was of NH and Canada. Our ancestors of the mayflower as in Edward Doty ,Stephen Hopkins, Francis Cooke,John Alden and others Also cousin to 2nd president John Adams and mabey of royals. Would enjoy sharing imfomation.

On 23 Dec 2015 at 18:57 GMT Dadijo Penguinez wrote:

Hi! Could we have Genghis Khan for our next celebrity connection competition? Apparently he is a. Direct descendant to 1 in 200 living people.

Thanks, Dadijo

On 30 Sep 2015 at 14:20 GMT Antoine Roberto wrote:

On 12 Aug 2015 at 21:16 GMT Loretta (Lynn) Layman wrote:

Hi A.J. About the Lynns who were lairds in Dalry, Ayrshire, I'm afraid there is no primary or otherwise reliable source connecting any one of them in a father-son relationship to the Scottish Lynns who settled in northwest Ulster in the plantation. There is much to suggest that there is a relationship, but nothing to define what that relationship might have been. You might take a look at my website, particularly the page about Margaret (Lynn) Lewis, whose so-called diary has been proven to be a work of fiction but has misled many into believing there was a laird of Loch Lynn. Loretta (Lynn) Layman

On 13 Jul 2015 at 01:54 GMT Linda (Groom) Prole wrote:

Greetings from New Zealand AJ - it appears we have 28 degrees of separation! How cool is that. I would love to have this acknowledged on my Profile page.


On 7 Jul 2015 at 15:42 GMT Griveau Alexis wrote:

Very glad to meet you on wikitree !


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Queen Elizabeth II AJ is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 26 degrees from Bob Dylan, 27 degrees from Michael Phelps and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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