Abby Kay (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
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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Account confirmed 27 Aug 2012 | Abby's 129276 contributions | 9452 thank-yous received
Brown-8212 created 31 Jul 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 15 Jan 2018
11:37: Debi (McGee) Hoag posted a message on the page for Abby (Brown) Glann. [Thank Debi for this]
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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.



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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  • private children's names (4)
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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
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 15 Jan 2018 at 16:37 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

I spelled improvements wrong in the tag when I posted this G2G so I don’t know if you ever saw the request to revise the tags and comments.


On 10 Jan 2018 at 07:58 GMT E J (Narramore) Gooden wrote:

Just wondering how I can get my Connectors Badge. I put a tag up and have been working on connections to orphaned profiles and have volunteered for to adopt profiles that have needed attention.

Thanks so much.

On 10 Jan 2018 at 02:54 GMT Trula Ingraham wrote:

Hi Abby,

Yes, I was having a problem with my email but it's all fine now. Please continue to send me emails. Thank you, Trula Fountaine

On 4 Jan 2018 at 22:51 GMT Dale Gatherum-Goss wrote:

Hi Abby

Thanks for the message a moment ago about my email address. It is correct and I do receive emails from Wikitree regularly. I have no idea why you are having trouble reaching me. Nothing has changed at my end. Dale

On 29 Dec 2017 at 19:45 GMT Scott Fulkerson wrote:

Hi Abby - I updated Isaac's profile, but I'll admit that I'm not great with inline references. When much of the bio is a summary from Wikipedia it's awkward to repeatedly stick in that reference everywhere. I ended up just placing it at the bottom, but you might have insight on how frequently it should appear. I also pulled some references from his written biography, but don't have that with me at the moment. I'll look it up when I get home.

On 29 Dec 2017 at 00:26 GMT Brenda (Adkins) Wright wrote:

Hi Abby, I called my provider and made them aware that I was not receiving any of my emails. Happy to say the problem has been rectified.

Brenda Adkins Wright

On 21 Dec 2017 at 20:33 GMT Monica Nichols wrote:

Hi Abby: I'm actually getting my emails from WikiTree no troubles. I've emailed the provider letting them know you're not spam. Monica Nichols

On 19 Dec 2017 at 12:31 GMT J (Forrester) Rose wrote:

My email account gets full of spam every day and although I clear the box every day never the less some emails do not reach me straight away. please do not close my account again because Wiki's emails to me bounce. Vicky on WikiTree suggested I turn off the daily Wiki newsletters so I did. If I change my email address the message warned me my account would be closed. This is a catch 22 situation.

On 14 Dec 2017 at 00:49 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:

BTW that template did communicate a type of unsourced that simply
This profile lacks source information. Please add sources that support the facts.
does not convey. I see many profiles that have ONLY family trees listed as a source. What was helpful about that template was this acknowledgement and instructions. Do you want me to use Unsourced for these profiles as well - because I think people think they ARE sourced when there's a family tree attached.

On 14 Dec 2017 at 00:46 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:

Abby, I got your note. Did you see my question to Ales this morning about that template? Since it wasn't on the list of boxes, I questioned it and he told me it's not a real box. I asked him if he could provide me a list of the profiles in Quebec (where i mostly work) that have this defunct box so I could switch them over. If I get that list, I will do it.

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