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 47790 contributions | 1000 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 16 September 2014
21:15: Myrtis Bishop posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Myrtis for this]
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Wiki Genealogist August  2014 Club 1,000 Czech Roots Project Member DNA Tested Connection Combat Winner July  2014 Club 1,000 Family History Photo of the Week Pre-1700 June 2014 Club 1,000 Cemeteries Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Photo of the Week Voting Member WikiTree Leader Ambassador Global Family Reunion Project Member Big Heart Family Star Community Star Super Star New Netherland Project Member
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Categories: WikiTree Team | WikiTree Leaders | Mayflower Project | European Aristocrats Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | Brown-8212 | Global Family Reunion Project.

This user 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 September 17, 2014 Myrtis Bishop wrote:

Project: Global Family Reunion

I am 27 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree! Please add the badge to my profile Bishop-4082

On September 14, 2014 Steven Whitley wrote:

Would love to join the Global Family Reunion. Never imagined I could be connected to A.J., but the cousin finder found a cousin,Great to be a cousin of AJ!!

On September 11, 2014 Alison Andrus wrote:

Thank you for the recognition and kind words, Abby! ;-D

On September 8, 2014 Al Wopshall wrote:

Hi Abby,

You should be able to access her family tree now.


On September 5, 2014 Julia Wharton wrote:

Hi, just submitted info for Global Family Reunion. Any chance of that lovely badge :)

On September 4, 2014 Jesse Rifkin wrote:

If they were born before 1900, they're probably no longer in a position to complain if we change their profile settings. Go ahead.

On September 4, 2014 Jesse Rifkin wrote:

Thanks Abby. I haven't input too much on WikiTree yet, but if it helps I have a much more complete family tree at which you can find here if you're logged in to Geni:

On September 3, 2014 B K Gale wrote:

Thanks so much, Abby! Much obliged. :)

On September 3, 2014 Gail Eckels wrote:

Once I have the article on Charles Shetler scanned, I will send it to you in a private message -- if that is possible. I was really hoping that you would have some information that would give me a boost in finding out more about his ancestors, but you are coming at it from his wife's side. Good luck!

On September 2, 2014 Larry Gardner wrote:

I want to be a part of the Global Family Reunion. Right now I am working on a connection from myself to Booth Tarkington and to Hoagy Carmichael. I don't think you guys got these guys in there yet. Two famous Hoosiers.

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