World’s Largest Family History Conference Meets the World’s Largest Family Reunion
A.J. Jacobs wants to meet thousands of his cousins at RootsTech
|SALT LAKE CITY, 29 October 2014—The host of the world’s largest family reunion is coming to the world’s largest family history conference. RootsTech 2015 is excited to welcome A.J. Jacobs, who is out to show how we are all related to each other as
part of one large family.Jacobs is an author and lecturer who frequently stages experiments—with himself as the guinea pig. He has been featured in the New York Times, Oprah.com, and Esquire magazine. His latest challenge is to show how we are all part of one big family and then to get as much of that
family as possible to come to the world’s largest family reunion.
“I’m a relative newcomer to genealogy, but I am thoroughly addicted to it. It’s my favorite way to learn about history—and it’s the ultimate social
Thanks to online family trees and genealogy websites, Jacobs discovered that he is a cousin to the likes of President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, actress
“We’re not alone,” Jacobs has learned. “We’re connected to people all over the world.” He has since discovered that 80,000 is a drop in the bucket,
A.J. Jacobs will be one of the keynote speakers during the Friday morning session of RootsTech 2015. You can get RootsTech tickets and more information at RootsTech.org.