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 65846 contributions | 1653 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 30 January 2015
21:13: Mary Rudd posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Mary for this]
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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!



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

(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.

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    GEDMatch ID M818976

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On January 31, 2015 at 02:13GMT Mary Rudd wrote:

Good morning from South Africa. I would like to be part of the Photo of the Week as one of my family has just posted a wonderful family portrait from 1911. Regards, Mary

On January 29, 2015 at 15:21GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I see that you recently merged Stephens-3407 into Stephens-141. This was a bad merge. (I'm a profile manager for my ancestor Stephens-141. If there had been a proposed merge, I would have commented, but I didn't see a proposal to merge his page.)

I can't see the complete original record for Stephens-3407, but the records of changes indicate that this was a profile for a man who was born in Killingworth, Connecticut, in 1644 and died in New Haven, Connecticut in 1689. This is not a case of an alternative set of data, it's an entirely different person. (Stephens-141 was supposedly born in England in 1656 and died in Stonington, Conn. or Westerly. R.I. 1726.) Those other dates and locations are propagated on the internet, but there is no basis for linking them to this man.

On January 26, 2015 at 04:47GMT Kaylene Silvester wrote:

Hi Abby, it said to send a message to you about the global reunion project my profile said I was 32 steps from A.J. Jacobs, long ways, but still related.

On January 25, 2015 at 17:00GMT Aidan Bizony wrote:

Hi Abby

According to WikiTree we are 20th cousins - I know it's distant (extremely) but still awesome to know.

On January 21, 2015 at 20:39GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

Great thank you! :) I've started on one that had "orphaned" profiles floating out there that it connected to. When do I take it off the "to-do" list? When I can finally see what the person's connection is? Or, now that I've connected it to several people who are connected to AJ? Just wondered. Thanks! :)

On January 21, 2015 at 15:58GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

Hi Abby,

I would be happy to help in any way I can for the global_reunion. :)

On January 21, 2015 at 04:03GMT Bruce Danner wrote:

Hi Abby, I would be willing to assist with the Pocahontas project. i have studied the Elizabeth Blair and John Bolling / Pocahontas lineage as they are DNA match ancestors of mine. Would you be able to direct me to the project leader?

On January 19, 2015 at 22:22GMT Steven Chambers wrote:

Hi Abbey can you add the GFR badge to my profile.

I am a direct Grandson of all Royalty and I have had my DNA tested for research. It may help many people, find their heirs.

On January 19, 2015 at 03:40GMT Jen Lehr wrote:

Hi Abby, I'd like to help with Pocahontas and present facts vs. guesses leading to false connections. Thank you.

On January 17, 2015 at 23:31GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Abby, I uses to vote weekly on the Photo of the Week, but apparently I got dropped. Could you add me back? Thanks.

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