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 57043 contributions | 1272 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 20 November 2014
19:51: James Beauchamp posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank James for this]
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Abby (Brown) Glann is 27 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!



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 November 21, 2014 at 00:51GMT James Beauchamp wrote:

Hi Abby,

I understand you want to do something with Marion Robertson McInnis, who was a sister of my paternal grandmother. Can you email me at, so we can discuss this?

                 James Beauchamp

On November 20, 2014 at 23:05GMT Russell Doncouse wrote:

Thank you for adding me to the Michigan project. I have always been fascinated by the story of Michigan and it's wild frontier story and the battle between two forming Nations, mixed with the battles of the peoples who lived here before. Combining the historical story with the genealogies is a worthwhile task for all our families. The blood of the foundational families of Canada flows throughout North America, across Province lines, States, Countries, and certainly Tribes. We fine that "races" of people are simply "our" people, and I am finding it makes me more reflective about the "others," as we continue to search for the root of ourselves. Michigan became the center of the Northwest Territory. When I studied law in Iowa, much of the foundation of State Law was set in Michigan.

On November 20, 2014 at 12:30GMT David Robinson wrote:

Thanks for your welcome note and letting me know about the Google+ page. Please add the "Attending Global Family Reunion" Badge on my profile. I'm going! Thanks again!

On November 20, 2014 at 00:53GMT Dale Key wrote:

Dear Abby Glann;

Thank you so much for your help, God knows I need it at 76+ years. I tried to merge these two and wasn't able to today. I'll look at it again tomorrow when my eyes are rested.

Thank you again Abby, it's people like you that makes me smile,

Dale W. Key 419

On November 20, 2014 at 00:43GMT Russell Doncouse wrote:

Dear Abby, please add me to the list of Michigan Project contributors. My family immigrated to Canada in the mid 1600's and were involved early in and near Detroit (Grosse Ile), to include a report from my Grandfather that he was 1/8th Pottawatomie. I would like to develop the genealogy and present the "tree" along with the historical context of what French settlers endured as immigrants, then abandoned by their King and Country, and the second diaspora following the fall of Quebec.

On November 19, 2014 at 20:05GMT Rod Schultz wrote:

Hi Abby,

Please add me to the Global Reunion project.

Thanks Rod Schultz [schultz-1144]

On November 19, 2014 at 12:38GMT David Robinson wrote:

Hi Abby,

I would like to join the global_reunion project. I've volunteered to help at the reunion, and I'd like to help with the tree as well. Thanks, David

On November 15, 2014 at 08:11GMT Shannon Shaw wrote:

Thank you so much for making my photo the photo of the week. :)

On November 13, 2014 at 00:06GMT Dawn Dixon wrote:

Hi...would like to join the Global Family Reunion project

On November 12, 2014 at 02:07GMT Laurel Lyle wrote:

Thanks Abby - I'm so excited to actually be AJ's cousin! You have no idea how many cousin jokes have already been made at Cure Alzheimer's Fund :)

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