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 77893 contributions | 2952 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 22 July 2015
08:38: Sandy Harris posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Sandy for this]
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Categories: WikiTree Team | WikiTree Leaders | Brown-8212 | Global Family Reunion Project.

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 three young children, as well, and will be adding another sometime in late July or August-whenever the wee chap decides he's ready to show up.

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.
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!

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    GEDMatch ID M818976

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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!

On July 15, 2015 at 18:59GMT Gaile Connolly wrote:

Abby, THANX for that delicious chocolate badge! I think the Sourcerer's Challenge is fabulous, but will probably not be a very active competitor. I do plenty of sourcing, but nowhere near as much as the people who are fierce comptetiors here. Since I wouldn't expect to be anywhere near the leader board, I'm not motivated to bother posting it for credit every time I add a source. Please just know that I am supportive, in both word and deed, even though you won't be seeing a large number of entries from me!

On July 15, 2015 at 17:36GMT Dana Reale wrote:

Hi, Abby! I would like the German Roots badge. I have ancestry to an Eisenhauer to the 1630s (waiting on Gedcom import), and I'd love to flag the appropriate profiles!
  1. rhineland

On July 14, 2015 at 07:54GMT Trace Allison wrote:

Woo Hoo Abby thankyou for my Sourcerer Badge.. Hahahaha very Wychyesk :)

On July 13, 2015 at 21:35GMT Ronald Pinyan wrote:

I am requesting membership so that I can publish my family tree to the site thank you,

Blake Pinyan

On July 13, 2015 at 17:43GMT Linda Rivera wrote:


I am requesting to be part of the Volga German project and would like the badge.

Thank you.

On July 10, 2015 at 23:29GMT MaryEllen Smolinski wrote:


Can you add me to the German_roots project?


On July 10, 2015 at 12:20GMT Melanie Smith wrote:

Hi Abby

Would you please add me to the GFR list? I will be adding some members of Lord Nelson's family tree and also have some information to add to his profile. Thanks!

On July 9, 2015 at 16:40GMT Thomas Stapp Sr wrote:

Hi Abby, can you add me to the Global Family Reunion project for working on Notables? Thank you...

On July 9, 2015 at 11:47GMT Lisa Franklin wrote:

LOL Thx for the badge Abby--I've actually done several more but not added them to the 'list'.  :D Having a ball with it when I have some free time!

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