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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Last profile change on 31 October 2014
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Categories: WikiTree Team | WikiTree Leaders | Mayflower Project | European Aristocrats Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | Brown-8212 | Global Family Reunion Project.

Abby is 27 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the 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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On October 31, 2014 at 13:32GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Abby,

With John Atwood as our common ancestor, we are 15th cousins. ;-)

On October 30, 2014 at 21:44GMT Laurie Kelley wrote:

Hi Abby,

I was checking the pre-1700 projects and noticed you needed a leader for the Pocahontas project. If you haven't found anyone yet, I would more than love to help with this project anyway that I can.

Laurie kelley

On October 30, 2014 at 20:09GMT Rhapsody Denison wrote:

Hi Abby,

May I please join the Global Family Reunion project? I would love to help contribute! :) Thank you, Rhapsody

On October 30, 2014 at 01:50GMT Star Kline wrote:

Hi Abby,

Yes, I'd like to know more about Connect for the Cure.

On October 28, 2014 at 15:56GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Abby I would like to suggest an Eastern European Project being added to the pending projects list. Volga Germans could either be tied to german roots or this project

On October 28, 2014 at 04:04GMT Gaile Connolly wrote:

I am a new WikiTreer (also brand new to Genealogy). Someday, I hope to join a committee or project to improve biographies, but right now I'm trying to learn all about how everything is done by getting my own family into WikiTree.

I don't get back any farther than relatives who immigrated in the late 1800's from Hungary, Austria, and Russia and I have not yet made any connections to anyone already in WikiTree. Most of my family surnames have, at most, one or two people other than my family members. I would like to suggest a project for a second "great migration" - the one from Europe in the late 1800's. Perhaps it could have subcategories for the Irish, Italian, and Jewish of varying nationalities, most of whom first settled in the lower east side of New York City. THANX!!!

On October 27, 2014 at 17:49GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Abby if we are moving towards more necessary simply having leaders administer projects rather then directly lead them. Id be willing to help out with the German roots project

On October 26, 2014 at 20:17GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Abby and Matt are 19th cousins 2 times removed

On October 25, 2014 at 14:10GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Lol thanks for the catch Abby, I had thought I had made Harold open.

On October 25, 2014 at 01:19GMT Star Kline wrote:

Hi Cousin Abby,

I'm 36 steps away from A.J.! I'd like to join the reunion project and help others connect to us.


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