Abby (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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Profile last modified | Created 31 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 5 Nov 2018
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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 Connections

  • 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 Connections

  • 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 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
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on MyHeritage consisting of Abby Brown, D Severson, and B Weldy sharing a 10.4 cM segment on chromosome 7 from 49359804 – 70040558. MRCA Dewitt Clinton Van Sickle and Mary Jane Hill


  • 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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  • private children's names (4)
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Abby is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
watching for sysop needs
My Grandmother's maiden name and dear family.
Great things come from insisting on some friendly competition :-)
I co-lead the Connectors project and always searching for ways to get folks connecting those loose branches.
Co-Leader of Educators
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.
My domain
descendent of Thomas and Elizabeth McQuiston, via Silas McQuiston, Iowa USA on my paternal side
Keeping an eye on the great things going on here
followed to make sure one of us has noticed posts that need sysop attention
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 5 Nov 2018 at 07:33 GMT Fran Maynard wrote:

Abby, I would like to check out the German Roots project. My grandfather came over at 16 and my husband's families were both from Germany.TIA

On 29 Oct 2018 at 19:42 GMT Donna Dougherty wrote:

Hi Abby and other members. Not sure how I( join this group. My ancestors came to America in 1600's from Northern Ireland. Mildenhall is the name of brothers that first came. They settled in Pennsylvania.

On 18 Oct 2018 at 11:53 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Abby could you please respond to this g2g about biobuilders categories that you're adding to profiles. Thanks.

On 11 Oct 2018 at 06:30 GMT D G (Laity) Laity Lombardi wrote:

Hi Abby,

Thanks for your message.

It's the ongoing issue with our that caused that (per the notes on my profile).

I've fixed that one out of sequence. Are there any other mutual relations you need stuff on (bearing in mind much of our research isn't entered on wikitree yet).

Give me a shout if I can help you with anything.

On 4 Sep 2018 at 01:54 GMT Wayne Rousseau wrote:

Greetings Cousin,

I say this because wikitree tells me that we are 16th cousins, twice removed. That makes you by far the most distant cousin that I have contacted. Wayne Rousseau-673

On 19 Aug 2018 at 02:47 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Abby,

If you have a chance would you post a Disasters Badge for Worldwide Disasters Project for this lady She is working on Xenia Tornado

Thanks in advance. Mary

On 15 Aug 2018 at 23:15 GMT Debby (Barton) Black wrote:

Thanks, Abby. I didn't realize the 'Unsure' instead of 'Unknown' was on the page. It's corrected now.

On 13 Aug 2018 at 18:51 GMT Steven Harris wrote:

Hi Abby,

In this case, the personal categories were identified through cleanup of another database error. Since these categories were never fully set up, and seeing that there were minimal profiles attached - the easiest way to resolve the conflicts were to actually work from the profile level and remove the references to such categories.

On 23 Jul 2018 at 19:25 GMT Jonathan Crowley wrote:

Hello Abby,

You and I are 11th cousins twice removed Abby (Brown) Glann and Jonathan Crowley are both descendants of John Adams.

Cheers, Jonathan

On 14 Jul 2018 at 00:27 GMT Sandi (LaForest) Zacharko wrote:

Thank you for taking the time to merge all those Martins. It's most helpful.

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Queen Victoria Abby is 20 degrees from Claude Monet, 20 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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