With one of the forms listed below, you can:

  • join the OFS and receive an electronic subscription to our newsletter, The OLINews; (PLEASE READ BELOW!)
  • subscribe to a mailed hardcopy of our newsletter
  • inform us of a change of address;
  • provide us with information about your OLIN family line; or
  • keep us informed about vital statistics in your branch of the OLIN family.


For submitting information about vital statistics, including births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths, use the OFS Vital Statistics Form.

For everything else, including membership, the newsletter, changes of address, and information about your family line, use the OFS Membership Request Form. Please note that you do not have to be an OFS member to use this form.

About free membership and electronic newsletter subscriptions: If you are a descendant of John OLIN and Susannah SPENCER, or can provide plausible evidence (lineage) of a connection, then you may join the OFS for free and receive an electronic (e-mail) subscription to our newsletter, The OLINews. Electronic copies of the newsletter will be provided in Portable Document Format (PDF); you will need Adobe's free Adobe Reader or an equivalent program to view them. (More on the files below.) Membership requests are subject to review and approval by the OFS. Use the OFS Membership Request Form to join and to document your family lineage.

PLEASE NOTE: If your e-mail address changes or stops working for any reason, you will need to notify us with your latest address.

About the PDF files: The PDF files containing the newsletter are large. The Spring 2002 issue was about 1.5MB. If you have a dial-up connection, it will take several minutes to download. Note that we no longer e-mail the file. Instead, we e-mail a link by which you can download it.