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It’s All Relative A.J. Jacobs
A.J. Jacobs is a fellow with no end of curiosity and a love of an all encompassing project. He was ready for another undertaking when an unexpected email from a distant relative set him on a path to connect with his relatives scattered around the world and invite them to a record breaking reunion. Deciding on this new project was easy, the hard part would be learning how to research and find all the cousins.
It’s All Relative follows Jacobs over the course of a year as he learns about family research methods while also working out the logistics of setting up a reunion for what he hopes will be thousands. Overwhelmed is a word he uses frequently but he was determined to connect as many relatives as possible to the World Family Tree project.
Jacob’s light-hearted, self-deprecating style makes for an interesting non-technical overview of many of the current research techniques and debates within the genealogy world. Whether you’re already doing family research or thinking about getting started this entertaining book highlights all the reasons why genealogy is so addictive!
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