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 30 May 2020 | Created 31 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 29 May 2020
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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
Secret Santa
Abby gifted some WikiTree kindness during the 2018 Secret Santa Swap!
Abby (Brown) Glann participated with Team Tornadoes during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading some items to profiles.
Abby (Brown) Glann participated with Team Missouri during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.



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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Keep up with what's new
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.
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.
descendent of Thomas and Elizabeth McQuiston, via Silas McQuiston, Iowa USA on my paternal side
Great ideas for future EPOWs
Keeping an eye on the great things going on here
Love our Leaders :-)
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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Thank you Abby, I shall look at the links you sent 😊🤗xxx
Hi Abby,

Since you manage, or have contributed to, a number of Prentiss profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice/Prentiss surname.

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice
Hi there, Abby!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 200!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you so much for being a part of Team Missouri for the Clean-a-thon.

Hope to see you back on the team for the next event!

Good morning and welcome to Clean-a-thon Friday!

Just wanted to provide you with a few links to help you out during the event. Team page: Team Chat: DBE suggestions by locations:

Happy to have you on Team Missouri! Let's go have some fun!

Saw you edited living Alburys. Which ones?
posted by Priscilla Weatherford
Hello Priscilla,

I am not sure. Most likely, it was an administrative task, as I have not done any research on that family name.

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Thank you, Abby, for transferring the Adams profiles into my management, SO GREATLY APPRECIATED!
posted by Juliet (Adams) Wills
Thank you for merging duplicate identity!
posted by Mardi (Middleton) Odom
Thanks Abby for your help in sorting my dual identity


posted by Guy Williams
Ooh, I misunderstood, Abby. Thank you for your assistance & for clearing up my confusion.  :-)

Arlene :-)

posted by Arlene (Huffman) Adams
Hello Abby,

Just wondering how we are related? Leo Schickedanz was my brother-in-law, married to Maurine who was a sister of my soul mate, Eldon Adams....  :-) Thanks, Arlene Adams  :-)

posted by Arlene (Huffman) Adams
Hello Arlene,

We aren't related. I helped you with those profiles via the email you sent. I am a Team member :-)

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Abby!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Abby for getting my account useable again.
posted by Tancy (Hayes) Johnson

Abby is 19 degrees from Donald Howard, 17 degrees from Julia Howe and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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