JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown
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JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown

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JoAnn L. Brown formerly Bianchi aka Grasso
Born 1960s.
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Sister of [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown has Jewish Roots.


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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.

I have been working on genealogy for about thirty years. My Ancestry tree contains over 17,000 people.

My maternal ancestors were Ashkenazi Jewish and emigrated in the 1880s from the former Russian Empire (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine) to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.

My paternal ancestors were Italian, Aberesh Albanian, Polish, English, Irish, Scottish, Cherokee, French, Spanish, Belgian, German, Syrian, and Arabian.


  • Paternal and maternal relationships are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between JoAnn Brown and her sister. Their most-recent common ancestors are their parents, Joseph Bianchi and Janet Gilbert. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Sister, based on sharing 2,777 cM across 67 segments.
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Nice to meet you Joann Thank you for handling the Sabatino Tree.
posted by Phyllis Sabatino
Just a Thank-you for looking at Culp-1338. In 1917 they took a wayward path from where they had been living. Osceola, Saint Clair County, Missouri, United States. James Roland Culp "Roley" and Johanna M. Derksen met in Ida Grove County Iowa. Johanna gave (or had taken from her) 3 children away before this point in time. As her marriage to Roley- a traveling harvest worker in the time period (whose obit was found in my grandmothers adoption papers after death) occurred before {what Gmas birth cert says after the birth in 1916} Roley appears to be the father. Netties prior 2 sons she gave up for adoption are identified as children of a Fred Long of Ida Grove. All of this is recounted in a manuscript of the first son given away, of his discovery and confirmation of parentage by Nettie.
posted by Jeanette McIntyre
JoAnn, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sparks-2713 and Sparks-2466 represent the same person.

Merger proposed. Thanks.

posted by Gerald Jones
Hi! Just checked our DNA... no matching segments.

Furthest back I'm really confident of is that Robert Hill is the father of Agnes. That Robert was son of Sion & Elizabeth could use more/better sources.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hello JoAnn,

It has come to my attention recently that you contacted a maternal family member of mine. What information were you looking for. Was it about the Rabbach family, or the Cohen family by any chance or someone else? Maybe we can help each other with ancestral information. respectfully, Duane

posted by Duane Stern
Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

posted by [Living Barnett]
JoAnn, do you happen to speak any other languages? Would you check out our languages template and add it to your biography? For example you might add

{{ Languages | en | ro-2 | he-1 }}

to the top of your biography if you speak English natively, intermediate Rumanian and basic Hebrew, or you could use de-4 to specify near-native German or ru-2 for intermediate Russian, and so forth up to ten languages.

It really helps to know who speaks all the different languages used on WikiTree! If there is a language you speak that is missing from our categories, I would be happy to add it. If you only speak English, you're very welcome to use this text to make that clear:

{{ Languages | en }}



posted by Karen Lowe
Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

Thank you for an update on the Seger Family. I finally found out confirmed information that my grandfather, Nathaniel Buchanon Davis was born to a Joseph Seger And adopted by the John and Eliza Davis family. What a wonderful journey all of this has been to me and my children And still unfolding because of helpful people like you. Thank you!
posted by Clay Davis

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