Abby Kay (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)], [private daughter (2010's - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010's - unknown)]
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Wiki Genealogist Pre-1500 Notables Project Member Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Profile Improvement Project Member Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Czech Roots Project Member DNA Tested Pre-1700 WikiTree Leader Connector G2G6 Big Heart Family Star Community Star Super Star Adoption Angel Honor Code Signatory
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Weekends are family time at our house, so if you try to contact me from Friday evening until lunch-time-ish Monday (US Central Daylight Savings time), I most likely won't get back to you until Monday afternoon, unless it sounds like an emergency. Thanks for understanding!

I have actually been a member since early August 2011. A merge with a profile a cousin created for me changed out the dates.



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 dyeing 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 four young children.

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.


  • Glann-origin of the name; hope to start a Y-DNA study once I get my hubby to take a test. We recently found some Glanns in Australia that I'd like to see about connecting
  • Stevens in Scotland in the early 1800s
  • Browns of Nova Scotia, Canada and Yorkshire and Lambeth, England; I guess it's time to start a Yorkshire Browns ONS to pursue this wall
  • 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. Slowly flipping through parish records to find my third great grandfather.
  • Origins of my grandmother's family from Poland/Prussia/Austria, the Brocks/Brooks and the Popkes
  • Helping out with merging, connecting, sourcing, and clean up throughout Wikitree
  • Adding the family of some of my closest friends and in-laws and helping them research


  • 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.

Abby was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

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Followed Tags
Abby is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
My maiden name and not get connected to many other Browns I've found.
My Grandmother's maiden name and dear family.
I help co-lead the Categorization project and actively use categories to sort profiles on WikiTree.
I co-lead the Connectors project and always searching for ways to get folks connecting those loose branches.
My husband is a Glann and I inherited all of his grandparents' research, and have worked on it myself. I plan on starting some Y-DNA research to augment it in the future
Swedish Hallers who landed in Minnesota, US. My husband's maternal grandfather's family.
My grandmother's biological father's name. Trying to find the family in Bohemia.
I am a Leader and also the Leader liaison. Watch this tag for updates specific to our volunteer Leaders on WikiTree.
descendent of Thomas and Elizabeth McQuiston, via Silas McQuiston, Iowa USA on my paternal side
McWilliams of Missouri and Kentucky, ending in Iowa. Husband's maternal line
I co-lead the Notables project on WikiTree.
I am part of the Profile Improvement project
I like to watch the collaboration and jump in when I can on the CProW.
following to see the great profiles WikiTreers share on G2G
I am the person to come to for Projects-starting, leading, improving.
I head up the Sourcerers Challenge each month. Love to see all the sources going up around the tree.
Keeping up with style changes and recommendations
followed to make sure one of us has noticed posts that need sysop attention
Currently leading the United States History project (though I'd love other co-leaders and coordinators) which covers about anything in the history of the both geographical region and nation not already covered by other fantastic projects on WikiTree
following for those fantastic positive posts folks share

DNA Tested
Abby Glann's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Abby or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Abby:
  • Abby (Brown) Glann: 23andMe, GEDMatch M818976 + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch M818976, FTDNA kit #400608

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On May 21, 2016 at 00:29GMT Dave Cushing wrote:


I'd like to join the Quebecois project, please. Thanks, Dave Cushing

On May 11, 2016 at 14:40GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Hi Abby! I just posted on Summer's page that I'd like to join the Tennessee project. Could you award me the US History badge? Thanks!

On May 10, 2016 at 01:01GMT Doug Zimmerman wrote:

I added this project to the workspace on the United States History Project. I think it will fit nicely as a sub-project. If you let me or Alison Andrus know as you get new members, we can award them the US History badge. And be sure to add and have them add us_history to their followed tags on G2G. Thanks for getting it rolling. I'll add a link to it the next newsletter.


I don't think so! I do not believe it should be a sub-project at all, just like the Mayflower project is not a sub=project of the US History Project.

On May 8, 2016 at 14:07GMT Doug Zimmerman wrote:

What does it take to receive our own badge for the African-American Project?


On May 6, 2016 at 18:21GMT Catherine du Toit wrote:

Thank you very much. I will surely look into this

On May 6, 2016 at 17:03GMT Helen Mikkelsen wrote:

Abby! Great to hear from you, and thank you for your help starting / clarifying the Sargent project.

-- Helen

On May 6, 2016 at 16:01GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

Abby, I'd love it!!! Izard isn't well known to me. of course there's wikipedia, But its so much better when its personal to you. Thank you for being the 1st!!

On May 6, 2016 at 01:51GMT Christopher Laughton wrote:

Thank you Abby, I shall enjoy contributing to the Connector group's efforts and I note that Australia, where I now reside, is not on the list of Connector countries. - Chris Laughton-95

On May 5, 2016 at 01:35GMT Christopher Laughton wrote:

Hi Abby, I would appreciate your adding me to the Connectors to receive the badge as it has always been my goal to assist in helping to unify those who believe in the global oneness of all peoples. I have been doing that in a small way for awhile but would like to expand my contribution to the WikiTree cause.

Kind regards Chris Laughton-95

On May 4, 2016 at 19:17GMT Sarah Heiney wrote:

Could I please have a Quebecois Project badge? Thank you Abby! ~Sarah

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Queen Elizabeth II Abby is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 33 degrees from Gene Kelly, 31 degrees from Bram Stoker and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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