Abby Kay (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Abby K. Glann formerly Brown
Born 1980s.
Mother of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 27 Aug 2012 | Abby's 100517 contributions | 6621 thank-yous received
Brown-8212 created 31 Jul 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 24 Oct 2016
17:36: James Gardiner posted a message on the page for Abby (Brown) Glann. [Thank James for this]
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Wiki Genealogist September 2016 Club 1,000 Blogger Source-a-Thon Participant August 2016 Club 1,000 Pre-1500 Notables Project Member Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Profile Improvement Project Member Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Czech Roots Project Member DNA Tested Pre-1700 WikiTree Leader Connector G2G6 Big Heart Family Star Community Star
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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.



aUDNA triangulation have shown that Abby's connection to Jerry and Brenda are confirmed. Plus, there were witnesses for her birth from Brenda ;-)


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 four young children.

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.


  • Glann-origin of the name; hope to start a Y-DNA study once I get my hubby to take a test. We recently found some Glanns in Australia that I'd like to see about connecting
  • Stevens in Scotland in the early 1800s
  • Browns of Nova Scotia, Canada and Yorkshire and Lambeth, England; I guess it's time to start a Yorkshire Browns ONS to pursue this wall
  • 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. Slowly flipping through parish records to find my third great grandfather.
  • Origins of my grandmother's family from Poland/Prussia/Austria, the Brocks/Brooks and the Popkes
  • Helping out with merging, connecting, sourcing, and clean up throughout Wikitree
  • Adding the family of some of my closest friends and in-laws and helping them research


  • 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 was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

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Followed Tags
Abby is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
My maiden name and not yet connected to many other Browns I've found.
My Grandmother's maiden name and dear family.
I help co-lead the Categorization project and actively use categories to sort profiles on WikiTree.
I co-lead the Connectors project and always searching for ways to get folks connecting those loose branches.
My husband is a Glann and I inherited all of his grandparents' research, and have worked on it myself. I plan on starting some Y-DNA research to augment it in the future
Swedish Hallers who landed in Minnesota, US. My husband's maternal grandfather's family.
My grandmother's biological father's name. Trying to find the family in Bohemia.
I am a Leader and also the Leader liaison. Watch this tag for updates specific to our volunteer Leaders on WikiTree.
descendent of Thomas and Elizabeth McQuiston, via Silas McQuiston, Iowa USA on my paternal side
McWilliams of Missouri and Kentucky, ending in Iowa. Husband's maternal line
I co-lead the Notables project on WikiTree.
I am part of the Profile Improvement project
I like to watch the collaboration and jump in when I can on the CProW.
following to see the great profiles WikiTreers share on G2G
I am the person to come to for Projects-starting, leading, improving.
Keeping up with all the activity this weekend!
Keeping up with style changes and recommendations
followed to make sure one of us has noticed posts that need sysop attention
Currently leading the United States History project (though I'd love other co-leaders and coordinators) which covers about anything in the history of the both geographical region and nation not already covered by other fantastic projects on WikiTree
following for those fantastic positive posts folks share

DNA Tested
Abby Glann's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Abby or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Abby:

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On 24 Oct 2016 at 21:36 GMT James Gardiner wrote:

Hi Abby:

I noticed that a profile you manage, Snodgrass-231, has parents (Patterson-1801, also your profile, and Snodgrass-482) who would have been 11 and 13 years of age respectively at the time of his birth. I can only see him therefore being a child by adoption. Could you please check this when you have the opportunity and give me your opinion. Thanks James

On 24 Oct 2016 at 16:37 GMT Thomas Anderson wrote:

Hi Abby, Could I get the Czech Roots badge please? Thanks in advance.

On 22 Oct 2016 at 21:03 GMT Tracy (Freedman) Stefanov wrote:

Hi Abby. Could I please get the US History badge? Thank-you very much.


On 18 Oct 2016 at 03:48 GMT Joanne (Mower) Graves wrote:

Hi, Abby! You sent this back in March and yes, would you help? Joanne

I think this project needs merged with this one: I can help you with this; just let me know. Then you can get started with adding folks. Thanks!

On 12 Oct 2016 at 19:36 GMT G. Bartomeo wrote:

Hi there, could I get the Czech Roots badge, please?

On 8 Oct 2016 at 01:14 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

I wanted to thank you for the huge surprise of the Super Star badge, Abby. How nice of you to think of me, and I appreciate it very much. I learned quite a bit while researching the Hartman Cemetery (and still need to write some bios for it!) Again, my sincere thanks.

On 6 Oct 2016 at 08:20 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Hi Abby...Can you please award me the Connecter badge in order to help out with merging, connecting, sourcing, and clean up throughout Wikitree

On 30 Sep 2016 at 20:52 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Here's Team Tennessee G2G post, aso has the Space page on there!

On 30 Sep 2016 at 16:11 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Still need to know what state(s) and/or surname(s) you will be working on for the Source-a-Thon. Also check the G2G post for updated information.


On 27 Sep 2016 at 00:51 GMT Robert Keniston Jr. wrote:


I don't recall where we are supposed to post our answers for the Source-a-Thon. Also, should we also post to the Sourcerer page if we participate? I am anticipating questions from my team. Speaking of teams, any idea when we'll hear about assigned members? Thanks, Bob

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Queen Elizabeth II Abby is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 28 degrees from Bob Dylan, 23 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 26 degrees from Michael Phelps and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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