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 67736 contributions | 1772 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 28 February 2015
23:43: Joey Sum posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Joey for this]
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Abby (Brown) Glann is 24 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

(Originally 27 steps from AJ, via my husband's family; a little addition to my great grandfather's sister's family and I am now 24 steps from AJ via my own paternal lines)

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 co-leading the Global Family Reunion Project and am busy researching loads of world cousins
  • Glann-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
  • Adding the family of some of my closest friends and in-laws 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 March 1, 2015 at 04:43GMT Joey Sum wrote:

Hi, I'd like to join the notables project. Thanks.

On February 19, 2015 at 22:18GMT Candy Cox wrote:

Thanks! I know I have been here a while...but I haven't found any in Wikitree yet. I did connect one of my Cowgills to AJ though :) I will try hard to learn how to navigate and do these other features

On February 19, 2015 at 03:00GMT Candy Cox wrote:

I have connected my line to what you have. I will try to fill it in little by little. I am also curious about this project associated with it.

Here is some more on this family. many years of compiling:

On February 18, 2015 at 18:49GMT Candy Cox wrote:

hi abby, What do you need me to do. I like having a way to help :) I need some help making sources clickable to allow other to see documentation. My main sources come from Perry Cowgill who's mother wrote the book on Cowgills. My line changed the spelling to Cogill. I also have a world subscription at ancestry, so I can see the originall documents.I look forward to helping!

On February 16, 2015 at 22:47GMT Gail Smith wrote:

Why don't I volunteer for more? :) Might it be finding the tags? Is global family outreach the same as global family reunion, she stupidly asked her mentor in this?

On February 13, 2015 at 06:23GMT Gail Smith wrote:

Not sure if I can help much, and not a cousin thus far of AJ Jacobs, but I'd like to try to help on the global_reunion research.

On February 11, 2015 at 02:03GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

And I went to edit my others and someone done beat me to it!!! Thank you again!!

On February 11, 2015 at 01:49GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

THANK YOU!!!! for the edit on Adanandus. And I now have a notepad set up with the codes to put before the Bio! Because I'm forever going to one of the others and getting it. I'll go hit the others with the murderer tag. Enjoy whats left of your 10!

On February 10, 2015 at 20:59GMT George Blanchard wrote:

Adopted Jacques (Karter) Cartier (Karter-3). His quest to the new world is pivital to a central thesis within my endeavors in the Category:Chronology of New France.

1/ What limits and responsibilities are imposed by the Project Protected status?

2/ What purpose does the "Categories: Global Family Reunion Unconnected" serve?

3/ This profile is a part of the Notables Project. What limits and responsibilities does this project imply?

On February 10, 2015 at 12:10GMT Andreas West wrote:

Hi Abby,

Please add me to the German_Roots project. I was born in German and I'm about 86% German blood ;-)

Thanks in advance

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