Abby Kay (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

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Abby K. Glann formerly Brown
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Mother of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Brown-8212 created 31 Jul 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 17 Jul 2017
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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.



aUDNA triangulation with numerous cousins have shown that Abby's connection to Jerry and Brenda are confirmed. Brenda's DNA test showed a maternal relationship, which further confirmed the connection.


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 Leader Liaison and Project Manager, as well as working on various miscellaneous administrative tasks. She tries to fit in actual genealogy time where she can, as she also runs a small farm and homeschools her four 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!


  • 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:
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.
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
Swedish Hallers who landed in Minnesota, US. My husband's maternal grandfather's family.
Paternal great grandmother'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
I am part of the Profile Improvement project
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 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
Maternal family
following for those fantastic positive posts folks share
I love to see the community building each other up-and to be able to build others up, too!

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 Jul 2017 at 19:01 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Thank you for letting me into the project!

On 12 Jul 2017 at 22:19 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Abby (Brown) Glann is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 12 Jul 2017 at 19:39 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Thank you for all the work you did on Frank Phillips, my children's fourth cousin twice removed.

On 10 Jul 2017 at 21:37 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Abby (Brown) Glann is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 9 Jul 2017 at 14:31 GMT Stephen Wood wrote:

I have the Sproat Wikitree and see you have had something to do with it. Could you please let me know if the Sproat Family of Kirkcudbright has anythimg to do with your genealogy research. Thanks

On 8 Jul 2017 at 19:17 GMT Vic Watt wrote:


I am thinking of setting up two categories for Washington State that would follow the Washington State Genealogical Society's example:

- Washington Pioneers, for those moving to or born in what became Washington State prior to statehood (11 Nov 1889)

- Washington First Citizens, for those moving to or born in Washington State between 11 Nov 1889 and 31 Dec 1900.

How does that sound? Vic

On 7 Jul 2017 at 13:36 GMT Paula J wrote:

There's a couple more. You don't have to post message. I'll get them all.

On 7 Jul 2017 at 13:35 GMT Paula J wrote:

I have a family emergency but will get these up as soon as possible. Thanks!

On 7 Jul 2017 at 03:21 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Ack! I thought I had done that already! Thanks for the reminder, will do it now!

On 6 Jul 2017 at 20:37 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

I do have a question for you Abby. As I do posting for Volunteers who have passed the 1700's recertification, for Volunteer Coordinators, I keep running into the many people who seem to be from Maine, Idaho, Connecticut, , New York (northern areas). I know about PGM and William Penn and the Quaker project, etc. I keep directing them to the US History Project for a state of their choice.

I hope I am right.


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