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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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 March 28, 2015 at 01:45GMT Bertram Sluys wrote:

Hello Abby. I am interested in being involved in a Dutch Roots project, I noticed on the list of pending projects that at least one person is interested in a Dutch Roots project. If I were to volunteer, do you have enough people for this project?

On March 26, 2015 at 05:14GMT Marc Rogivue wrote:

Hi Abby, I have some handwritten family trees from my German great-grandfather, dating back to the 1600's of the families Fehrmann and Martienssen from Mecklenburg. Therefore would love to be included in the german_roots project. Thanks!

On March 26, 2015 at 02:08GMT Lisa Chan wrote:

Hello, Abby! I am researching my German heritage and would love to be included in the german_roots Project. Many thanks!

On March 25, 2015 at 20:15GMT Dakota Mehus wrote:

Is there a Jewish roots, Germanroots, Norwegian roots and native America roots badge

On March 25, 2015 at 20:06GMT Dakota Mehus wrote:

How du i get my profile to say " Dakota is 31 steps from Aj"?

On March 25, 2015 at 11:28GMT Barry Leatherman wrote:

Hello Abby,

If you would be so kind as to award me the "german-roots" badge I would be very greatful. Thank you.

On March 25, 2015 at 08:21GMT Dakota Mehus wrote:

I am interested in joining the world's family reunion, I'm 31 steps away from Aj.

On March 24, 2015 at 03:55GMT Steven Wehling wrote:

Hi Abby

I would be interested in heading the German Roots Project, I am in the process of uploading my family info so let me know if you still need help.

Steven C. Wehling

On March 21, 2015 at 06:45GMT Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz wrote:

Hi Abby, I think I already sent a private message, but I would like to join the 100 degrees of separation family reunion. I am already 28 degrees of separation.

On March 18, 2015 at 20:54GMT Lyle Larkin wrote:

Thank you for contacting me in regards to the Nominated photos. I would be honored to be mentioned! Can you tell me which photo we're talking about?

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