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 71753 contributions | 2211 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 26 April 2015
02:44: Mary Anne King posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Mary Anne 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 April 23, 2015 at 04:07GMT Jackie King wrote:

Hi Abby -

I'm your new Iowa cemeteries volunteer - and have added my first cemetery page. Would you take a look at Glenwood in Boone County and see if I have that done right. I'm working on putting together the associated free page but in looking at the tiime - that may wait until tomorrow. I'll be adding several cemeteries in Boone and Greene counties that I have a number of profiles already done for - and then start working here in Story. Thanks for any help and tips.

On April 17, 2015 at 04:39GMT Kim Armstrong wrote:

Hi, the Harnoff tree is fixed and ready to go.

On April 9, 2015 at 20:34GMT Robert Harter wrote:

I Have Elizabeth Ray married to John Saylor 20 Nov 1814 in Preble County, Ohio. Rev. John Hart officiating. This would have come from

Byron E. Harter, A Harter Journal: The Family of Jn. Geo. and Eva Harter (Self published, 1982), Family Group 25. (Apparently, A substantial portion of the Ray family descendants was provided by Pat Cutler, North Hills, CA)

That is all I know.


On April 7, 2015 at 18:52GMT Fred Heltsley wrote:

Hi Abby, My most distant paternal ancestor, my 9G grandfather Johannes Haussli b. 1587 d. aft Dec 1638 lived in Brütten Parrish, Kt Zurich, Switzerland. According to my FTDNA and GENO2 Y-chromosome results, my paternal Italo-Alpine Celtic line has lived in that region since the end of the last Ice Age. Would you please add me to the German Project list? Thank you.

On April 1, 2015 at 23:46GMT Robert Phillips wrote:

Hi Abby, Thanks for your response.

The earliest in early-mid 1600's were in Taunton, Mass. Then late 1600's - 1700's, on to Norton, Mass., finally to Waterville/Vassalboro area in Maine and some to Holyoke, Mass. in 1800's-1900's. I don't yet have the earliest info. entered in WikiTree.

On April 1, 2015 at 23:22GMT Steve Neice wrote:

Thank you. sounds like a plan. Right now I'm trying to flesh out my profile and tree, but I will get to it soon

On April 1, 2015 at 22:14GMT Steve Neice wrote:

NY, CT, MD, MA, and VA

On April 1, 2015 at 21:42GMT Steve Neice wrote:

I'm focusing on the Buckles, Mitchell, Miller, Gadd, and Ackey side of my family line. Of Course, if I could find more on my Niece family line that would be stupendous.

On April 1, 2015 at 21:08GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

I noticed your new Club 1000 Club badge for March 2015.



On April 1, 2015 at 20:18GMT Robert Phillips wrote:

Hi Abby,

The pre-1700 Phillips family tree info. I have is pretty slim, but it does identify names and birth dates back to mid 1600's. There are some spouse names too. My main interest at the moment is to get this all entered and see if any connections show up to other Wikitree entries.

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