Global Family Reunion: How are you related to A.J. Jacobs?

Posted May 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is organizing the largest family reunion in history and you’re invited!

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A.J. Jacobs is a journalist, an editor-at-large at Esquire magazine, and author of four New York Times bestsellers. You may recognize him from his book, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, in which he chronicles the year he attempted to follow all of the rules in the Bible. These days, he is pursuing a new challenge – a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest family reunion ever. And he’s inviting every one of his 7 billion relatives from around the world to join him and become a part of history.

Through Geni and MyHeritage, AJ has made some incredible discoveries. He has found that he is a distant cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, Albert Einstein and many, many more in Geni’s World Family Tree of over 77 million people.

Today, we’re excited to announce a new tool on Geni to help you quickly find your relationship path to AJ – the AJ Jacobs Cousin Connector. If you’re connected to the World Family Tree, this tool will automatically calculate your relationship to AJ.

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Can’t find a path yet? Don’t worry – keep adding relatives to your tree and keep checking your matches. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to discovering your connection to AJ.

Also, don’t forget to follow the Global Family Reunion project on Geni, where you can participate in discussions, meet other relatives who are attending the reunion and receive updates from AJ. It’s also the best place to work with Geni’s collaborative community of genealogists, so feel free to jump in to ask questions and get involved in helping to connect other people into the World Family Tree.

The Global Family Reunion will take place June 6, 2015 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. It will be free and open to the world. Anyone with a proven relationship path to AJ will get a bracelet and get a chance to take part in the record-breaking largest family photo.

Discover your relationship to AJ now and join the millions of genealogists already collaborating on the World Family Tree.

Click here to see how you’re related to AJ Jacobs

 

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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