Project: Global Family Reunion
Welcome to the Global Family Reunion Project!
The Global Family Reunion Project is a sub-project of the Connectors Project. The mission of Global Family Reunion project on WikiTree is to work to connect profiles to the Global Family Tree that were specifically for AJ Jacobs' Global Family Reunion, which happened in June 2015, and are featured in his book, It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree.
|One of our WikiTree Leaders, Mags, with AJ at Rootstech 2016|
Inspired by author AJ Jacobs, his New York Times op-ed "Are You My Cousin?", and his book It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree, members of the project work to make connections to our Global Family Tree, which also connects them to AJ.
How to Join
See badge page for the full list of members.
- Send a message to Abby Glann, so she can add the Connectors badge to your profile. Please look over what being a part of the project is by reading through the rest of the project page.
- Add the global_reunion and connectors tags to your G2G feed for updates on what we need help with and updates about our progress .
- Either work on making your own connection to our Global Family Tree or choose an item to work on from our To-Do list below. (To see if you're connected to the Tree, scroll to the bottom of the profile to see the "Bacon Box".)
- Work to connect all those who were part of the reunion.
- Have all connected profiles well-sourced as possible and conforming to the WikiTree Style Standards
- Include correct parents, spouse, and children, or mark the profile as having no children or spouse so that work can continue elsewhere.
- Use appropriate categories listed in Biography.
This is our list of to-dos; these folks need connected to the global tree.
If you have questions, just ask. G2G is a great place to do this, as other members can benefit from your questions, as well. The answer to your question may even already be there if you look around.
Guide for Research
- Keep all profiles as either Open - so anyone can jump in and help - or if the person is still alive (or might be) Private with Public Biography and Tree, so it can be easily referenced for others working on the same tree.
- The Connection calculator Easy way to find if someone is connected to our Global Tree. This is at the bottom of any profile that is connected on WikiTree, and is often called the "Bacon Box".
- Activity feed for global_reunion tag on G2G
- Jacobs' webpage on the Global Family Reunion, held June 2015
- Feb.2 Sunday NY Time op-ed by Jacobs "Are You My Cousin?"
- Archive of Jewish Newspapers in the Philadelphia area
- Rescued Memories has lost family photos and includes everything written about the photo with it. It may provide links in your search for connections.
- Roland's steps script, which includes through which family member the previous connection was made.
- AJ's TED talk profile
- Jewish Community in London in the later 1800s and early 1900s
- WikiTree Tops has top facts about the Global Family Reunion found in WikiTree.
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