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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1 December 2015
05:52: Liz (Noland) Shifflett posted a message on the page for Abby (Brown) Glann. [Thank Liz 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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On December 1, 2015 at 10:52GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Hi Abby. I think I need to bite the bullet and join the Categorization project . Could you add me to the Google group? Thanks!

On November 28, 2015 at 18:59GMT Joop van Belzen wrote:

Hello Abby

Please add the format Categorization Project Member badge to my profile. I am a member of the Dutch Roots project and we want to, among others, place links to the Dutch categories in a central location (Nederlands Portaal/Dutch portal) to be accessible in a tree structure. In addition, we want to reorganize these categories. Thanks in advance. Joop.

On November 26, 2015 at 16:09GMT Marj Adams wrote:

Hi Abby, Please add me to the Connector project. Thanks

On November 20, 2015 at 16:00GMT John Slee wrote:

Hi Abby

Please add the Categorization Project Member badge to my profile and . add my name added to the Google Groups for categories. Thanks John

On November 14, 2015 at 04:02GMT Leonard Suelter wrote:

Hi Abby,

Thank you, I just noticed that be is entered as 0981. I assume it should be 1981. Do you have direct knowledge? Do you have a connection? Thanks again, Len Suelter

On November 13, 2015 at 10:53GMT Francis Borne wrote:

I was aware of the typo, I think I got it fixed

On November 10, 2015 at 15:05GMT Sarah Heiney wrote:

Hi Abby, I'd like to join the Categorization project. I'm interested in coming up with more Military categories, and hopefully working with other project members to consolidate some of the existing categories and reduce overlap. Thanks!

On November 10, 2015 at 13:07GMT Phil Roberts wrote:

Thank you for the welcome response and the pointers Abby !

On November 7, 2015 at 01:16GMT Greg Bard wrote:


I would like to become a part of the Categorization project. I have been working on Birth, death, and marriage categories lately. But hopefully, I will greatly expand my efforts. I proposed for AutoWikiBrowser to be enabled for WikiTree, and that could really be a breakthrough for the whole effort. ~~~~

On November 4, 2015 at 16:10GMT Andreas West wrote:

Hi Abby,

I've noticed the changes you made to those unconnected profiles of mine that were previously under Category:Global_Family_Reunion_Unconnected

Thank you for that. Now my question is what is the proposed structure, I saw you put one profile under Germany (which is pretty broad and high level) and all my profiles from Asiago under the Province of Vicenza (where they are together with two other profiles under the Italy category.

If there was an announcement on this maybe you can just link me to the G2G, otherwise you might want to consider a G2G announcement so that more people will work on this.

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