Abby Kay (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

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Abby K. Glann formerly Brown
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1950s - 2000s)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Mother of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 31 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 17 Mar 2018
08:31: Howard Rankin Jr posted a message on the page for Abby (Brown) Glann. [Thank Howard for this | 1 thank-you received]
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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. See the source section for date confirmation.

RootsTech Attendee: 2015, 2017



Abby's Tools My free-space page for photos to use as backgrounds. Feel free to use; add yourself to any of the photos to use on your own profiles.


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 during that time, and their union only furthered her interest, 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 since then. She later attended Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, to pursue a degree in Social Work.

Abby is a WikiTree Team member and spends much of her time on WikiTree in her role of Bug Tracker and Tech Tester, as well as working on various miscellaneous administrative tasks. She tries to fit in actual genealogy time where she can, as she also has a small farm and homeschools her four amazing children.


  • A lot of DNA work on her own family as well as for a few friends.
  • 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, as well as getting a YDNA test for a brother or cousin soon.
  • 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; recent family photo broke through one wall here and stepped us back a generation of 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
  • Swedish research on my grandfather-in-law's family
Abby was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an FTDNA test match between Abby Glann and Andrea Newberry, siblings. Predicted relationship by FTDNA: siblings, based on 2309 shared centimorgans, the longest segment being 149 in length.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an FTDNA test match between Abby Glann and Joyce Elaine Johnson, second cousins. Predicted relationship by FTDNA: 2nd-3rd cousins, based on 233 shared centimorgans, the longest being 79 in length.
  • Paternal relationship confirmed with an triangulation between Abby Glann, Lois Norton, Kathleen Norton, Michael Norton, and Andrea Newberry, sharing an 18cm segment on chromosome 7 from 36420786 to 52762106. MCRA: Thornton Price Heskett
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an FTDNA test match between Abby Glann and and Andrea Newberry, siblings. Predicted relationship by FTDNA: siblings, based on 2309 shared centimorgans, the longest segment being 149 in length.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an FTDNA test match between Abby Glann and and Brenda Brown, daughter/mother. Predicted relationship by FTDNA: Parent/Child, based on 3383 shared centimorgans, the longest segment being 267 in length.
  • Maternal relationship to Brenda Brown is confirmed with an FTDNA test match between Abby Glann and Penny Cain, Grandparent/Grandchild. Predicted relationship by FTDNA: grandparent/grandchild, based on 2063 shared centimorgans, the longest being 167. MCRA: Penny Cain
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Abby Glann, Brenda Brown, Penny Cain, John Janes, Rian Kormos, and Grady O'Shields sharing a 14.1 cM segment on chromosome 4 from 36905586 to 53563840. MCRA: William Martin Lawrence


  • 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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Followed Tags
Abby is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
watching for sysop needs
Tracking bugs
sometimes they come in multiples ;-)
My Grandmother's maiden name and dear family.
I co-lead the Connectors project and always searching for ways to get folks connecting those loose branches.
Maternal family
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
see Bug
Swedish Hallers who landed in Minnesota, US. My husband's maternal grandfather's family.
Paternal great grandmother's family
Watching for new ideas
My grandmother's biological father's name. Trying to find the family in Bohemia.
descendent of Thomas and Elizabeth McQuiston, via Silas McQuiston, Iowa USA on my paternal side
I am part of the Profile Improvement project
Keeping up with style changes and recommendations
followed to make sure one of us has noticed posts that need sysop attention
bugs often pop up here
for bugs and ideas we've got on our radar
Maternal family

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 17 Mar 2018 at 12:31 GMT Howard Rankin Jr wrote:

Good morning to you, cousin. Start with my dad and you will find our common ancestors. It is nice to find new relatives.

On 14 Mar 2018 at 23:06 GMT Irene Perry wrote:

me too have received email about bouncing emails. everything appears ok at my end. Irene Perry

On 14 Mar 2018 at 16:01 GMT Alan Brown wrote:

Hi Abby, I have just received an email stating that other emails have 'bounced' back to you. However, this one arrived, as do all WikiTree emails. I have checked the address on my profile and it is correct. Strange. Perhaps BT had a problem at the time? There is nothing in my Trash or Spam folders from WikiTree, so as this email came through, I would suggest you try agai with your query/ Thanks, Alan Brown.

On 13 Mar 2018 at 20:31 GMT Jessie Gregor wrote:

Hi Abby, You wrote a message on my profile saying that your email to me was bouncing but I'm a bit puzzled because that message came through fine to my email account? I've been getting the regular weekly updates and other messages so I don't think there's a problem?

On 7 Mar 2018 at 19:45 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Greetings Abby,

Thank-you for posting that Hinshaw Family Association site. I got so interested in filling in blanks of some project managed profiles and close family with documentation I was able to easily find that I was up until 3 am. LOL


David *

On 7 Mar 2018 at 12:10 GMT Yaakov Stern wrote:

Thanks for fixing the merges that were pending for so long. I really appreciate it.


On 6 Mar 2018 at 17:21 GMT Linda Fearn wrote:

I'd like to join the Connectors Project. I do that anyway

thanks Linda

On 3 Mar 2018 at 01:05 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Hi cousin Abby!

I just wanted to let you know I have started a Heskett ONS today. I have been working on researching Benjamin's children too.

Emma :-)

On 28 Feb 2018 at 00:35 GMT Jon Slater wrote:

Email back in service

On 23 Feb 2018 at 02:48 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

I would like to remain active with the project Abby.

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