Abby (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

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Abby K. Glann formerly Brown
Born 1980's.
Mother of [private daughter (2000's - unknown)], [private son (2000's - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010's - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 27 August 2012 | Abby's 60983 contributions | 1422 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 19 December 2014
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Wiki Genealogist November 2014 Club 1,000 Attending Global Family Reunion Attending RootsTech 2015 GEDCOM Equipped Czech Roots Project Member DNA Tested One Name Studies Project Member WikiTree Leader Ambassador Global Family Reunion Project Member Big Heart Family Star Community Star Super Star New Netherland Project Member Puritan Great Migration Project Member Mayflower Project Member Ranger European Aristocrats Project Member
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Abby (Brown) Glann is 27 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the WikiTree Global Family Tree.
Abby was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!



Abby's Tools My free-space page for photos to use as backgrounds, as well as miscellaneous family photos that I have yet to identify. Feel free to use add yourself to any of the photos to use on your own profiles for backgrounds!


Abby grew up on a small acreage in the Midwest. After high school she attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, majoring in Religion and English (poetry focus). It was here that she took a genealogy class and an obsession was born. She also met her husband while in school there, and their union only worsened the obsession, as his grandparents were all very practiced genealogists. Abby took on the role of family historian for both her own families, and her husband's, and has been trying to maintain and continue research.

Abby is able to work on family history in the evenings, running a small farm that focuses on producing wool and angora fleece during the day, spinning and dying the fleece, and making products from the yarn, as well as making and selling gourmet, small-batch locally sourced honey caramels for market. She home schools her three young children, as well.

Recently internet got a little better out here in rural Iowa, so she has no excuse, other than keeping a slew of fluffy animals and crazy kids alive, to be on Wikitree, a community she has grown to love, all the time. The spirit of collaboration is something she had waited for for quite sometime while the internet grew as a source for genealogy work. She trickles through lines, going back over old work to perform merges, clean up profiles, and re-examine research she did when she first started having an interest in genealogy, to verify shady sources, add new ones, and always hope to find new connections and lines.

Global Family Reunion Project

From Abby:

I have always thought, whether from a religious background or because it just makes sense, or from watching too many Nova programs as a kid, that we are all related! If you haven't joined us yet on the Global Family Reunion Project yet, you should! We may be starting with the family of the awesome AJ Jacobs, but eventually we want to connect us all, and we can only get there with the help of volunteers willing to step away from their own family lines for a bit and find all those connections that will lead back to their own tree! If you can give us an hour or so a week to research a profile on our leads list, let me know! We would love to have your help-any level of genealogist is welcome, whether you just started researching your family history or have been for ages now, as we are all helping each other along. Just post me a comment here on my profile or shoot me a private message.


  • Currently heading up the Global Family Reunion Project and am busy researching loads of world cousins
  • Glanns-origin of the name
  • Stevens in Scotland in the early 1800s
  • Browns of Nova Scotia, Canada and Yorkshire and Lambeth, England
  • Brickwall-Thomas McQuiston and Elizabeth Thomas
  • Recently broke down a family brick wall and am learning about research in old Bohemian lines-Kleinhampl, Zeithaml, Westerovsky. Feel free to school me here!
  • Still cleaning up profiles here on the tree from my gedcom import a few years ago, and adding any new records I can find. Adding siblings and other children, as well, so I can make new connections. I love cousins!
  • Origins of my grandmother's family from Prussia/Austria, the Brocks/Brooks and the Popkes
  • Helping out with merging and clean up throughout Wikitree on projects like the New Netherland Project(lots of family here in the form of Van Sickles and Glanns), Puritan Great Migration, and Mayflower Project. Thinking of looking at the interest in a Palatine Ancestors Project, too, as my Carpers and Brubakers would love some attention, as well
  • Adding the family of some of my closest friends and helping them research
  • Soon starting to add the research and add my own research of my mom's step-dad, Robert Melvin Cain


  • WikiTree profile Brown-8264 created through the import of wikitree.ged on Aug 1, 2011 by Abby Brown. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Abby and others.

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    GEDMatch ID M818976

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On December 19, 2014 at 20:01GMT Cecilia Chalmers wrote:

Thank you so much for photo of the week. It means a lot to me that my great grandmother won it. I think she had a very tough life without much recognition.

On December 18, 2014 at 04:02GMT Gregg Mulry wrote:

You notified me that a photo of mine is in the running for photo of the week and invited me to add comments to it. But what photo? How do I find it? Tnanks!

Gregg Mulry

On December 17, 2014 at 21:38GMT Cecilia Chalmers wrote:

I see your grandmothers family are from Prussia. Funnily my grandmothers family also originated there and I am trying to connect it.

On December 17, 2014 at 17:55GMT Mark Chapman wrote:

Thank you for letting me know about the photo I uploaded being sent to the photo of the week selections.

On December 17, 2014 at 17:44GMT Jeff Carter wrote:

No, no, please use the picture as you see fit. It's well into public domain, surely, and it's more than a little pleasant that someone saw any of the pictures from that batch.

I am thinking Al Hedges, my maternal grandfather, must have had a quite rich family for there to be so many photos of him as a baby and small child in the late 1890's. Photography was surely still expensive then.

On December 17, 2014 at 15:06GMT William Lindsay wrote:

Hello Abby,

My name is William Lindsay, although my given name is Angus. I just found out a couple of days ago that I have 29 degrees of separation from A.J. Jacobs. This is great. I was born and live in North East Scotland. I wish to take part in the WikiTree Global Family Tree project.

I am gradually trying to convert all my ancestors profiles to a more acceptable style for Wikitree. 
By the way, how do I get the Global Family badge on my profile?
All the best.


On December 16, 2014 at 13:05GMT Lana Anonymous wrote:

Howdy Abby, Texas here..I would like to participate in the world tree project and notables. Thank you for your hard work and time.

On December 11, 2014 at 15:45GMT Kathleen Parker wrote:

Hi Abby, I would also like to participate in the notables project. Thank you so much for your time.

On December 11, 2014 at 11:43GMT Scott Fulkerson wrote:

Hello Abby, I would like to participate in the Notables project. Thank you.

On December 11, 2014 at 00:06GMT Karen F wrote:

Hi Abby, I'd be interested in participating in the Notables project. Thanks!

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