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Author and aspiring genealogist A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to prove mankind is one happy family — a theory that has borne out previously unknown connections to a who’s who of political heavies.  

Jacobs’ digital sleuthing is projected to become flesh on June 6 during the Global Family Reunion , a day-long get-together expected to fill New York’s Hall of Science with would-be relatives from across creation.  

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The fundraiser, which is geared toward combating Alzheimer’s, promises activities galore, including interactive exhibits, space age-y mini golf, a family-themed scavenger hunt, the world’s biggest family photo, a potentially record-breaking sing-along with Sister Sledge and global dining options (think: food carts). In addition to getting everyone to hang out for a good cause, Jacobs has partnered with a number of ancestry services to help trace potential genetic overlap among the billions of others who have spent time on the big blue marble we collectively call home.  

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Per contributing researchers, Jacobs’ kin cut across the political spectrum.  

His family ties include:  

Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush (who is expected to share a pre-recorded message with attendees) and John Quincy Adams.  

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Hawaiian Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz.  

   

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.  

   

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Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.  

   

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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.  

   

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Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.  

   

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Former Secretary of State (and “Private Practice” fan ) Madeleine Albright.  

   

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Political scions Chelsea Clinton and Meghan McCain .  

   

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Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.  

   

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The late-Elizabeth Taylor, one-time spouse of former Sen. John Warner, R-Va.  

   

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Actor Kevin Bacon (but within how many degrees?).  

Tickets to the unifying rally start at $30 for general admission and rise to $50 for VIP access. Kids under 5 are admitted free of charge.  

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