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)], [private daughter (2010's - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010's - unknown)]
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2 September 2015
21:07: Jayme (Mullins) Arrington posted a message on the page for Abby (Brown) Glann. [Thank Jayme for this]
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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.


  • 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 September 3, 2015 at 01:07GMT Jayme Arrington wrote:

Hi Abby--I'd like to work with the Sourcerers project if possible! I'll go ahead and start posting profiles on the September g2g post.

On August 28, 2015 at 15:58GMT Jacky Clark wrote:

Not a problem Abby I keep an eye on the Mendenhalls like a hawk.

On August 18, 2015 at 05:25GMT Ron Jarrell wrote:

Please add me to the Global Family Reunion Project. I want to improve the Merriweather Post profile, since I had a family connection through my father, who was her head gardener.

On August 17, 2015 at 13:17GMT Douglas Ross wrote:

Please add me to the Global Family Reunion project. Thanks

On August 16, 2015 at 10:58GMT Shoshanah Luckie wrote:

Can you add me to the Global Family Reunion Project working on Notables. I have already been adding some.

Thank you.

On August 15, 2015 at 23:07GMT Sandy Taylor wrote:

Can you add me to the Global Family Reunion Project? I got an invitation by email. Thank you

On August 15, 2015 at 23:07GMT Sandy Taylor wrote:

Can you add me to the Global Family Reunion Project? I got an invitation by email. Thank you

On August 9, 2015 at 18:06GMT Warren Ayer wrote:

Hi Abby, Can you add me to the Global Family Reunion Project working on Notables? I have already helped fill out the links on a couple Notables and have an interest in several others I think will qualify. Thanks, Warren

On August 1, 2015 at 22:25GMT Nae X wrote:

Hey girl! Hope your weekend is great! Love the disclaimer. So, later next week, check out: I finally got a project page up for it (At this point just a sub for Southern Colonies), and am recruiting from related posts in G2G. Just want you in the loop! XOX Nae

On July 15, 2015 at 19:24GMT Dana Reale wrote:

Hello again, Abby! I would also like access to the Dutch Roots project, could you add me in lieu of Bea? I have a ton of info about the Herrewijnen descendant from a living relative still over there!

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Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections Abby is 22 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 24 from AJ Jacobs and 43 from JK Rowling on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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