Site Update

At long last, I've made a change to the site that should prevent warning messages about the site security certificate. If you still observe warnings about the site certificate, or if you encounter unexpected new behavior that might have resulted from the change, please let me know.

Ida M Olin

I've been working on Caleb and Belinda (Daniels) son John and his line. I had found that after Rosanna passed, John remarried. He remarried on 15 Jan 1898 to Amelia C (Smith) Perry. I lost the trail after that as they moved. I finally found a death certificate for John C. Olin in Surrey Twp., Clare Co., MI. The informant was his son John, also residing in Surrey Twp.

The OFS Facebook Page has 75 Members!

Best Represented OLIN Lines by Generation on our Facebook page:

2nd Generation: The John-John OLIN branch has 34 members on the page.
3rd Generation: The John-John-John OLIN branch has 30.
4th Generation: The John-John-John-Henry OLIN branch has 27.
5th Generation: The John-John-John-Henry-Henry OLIN branch has 25.
6th Generation: The John-John-John-Henry-Henry-Thomas OLIN branch has 23.
7th Generation: The John-John-John-Henry-Henry-Thomas-Willard OLIN branch has 19.
8th Generation: The John-John-John-Henry-Henry-Thomas-Willard-Charles OLIN branch has 14.
9th Generation: The John-Joseph-Joseph-Reuben-John-Earl-Orva-George-Donald OLIN branch has 7.
10th Generation: The John-Joseph-Phillip-Benjamin-John-Martin-Franklin-Leon-Bruce-Donald OLIN branch has 4.

Priorities (HB #38)

I have slacked on creating the Biographical Sketches and Records of the John & Susannah (SPENCER) OLIN Family, and I am sorry. I looked back and realized that I started slacking after I got laid-off earlier this year. I also decided to launch the SoCal OLIN Family Social and that became my priority #1. I have resolved though that once the 1st Social happens I'll be able to pass the helm of next year's organizing efforts to interested SoCal OLINs, and I'll be able to return to the creation of the OLIN online biography book.

Fish Fest '09 (HB #37)

This past Saturday, my elder two boys and I made a trek south to Fish Fest, a Christian concert down in Irvine, CA. We were guests of Mr. Benjamin OLIN (see HB #29), the lead singer of the Christian rock band This Beautiful Republic. The Band was great! It wasn't my typical brand of music but I really, really liked it.

John Coleman Olin

Just located the death certificate for John Coleman Olin (John-Joseph-Joseph-Joseph-Caleb-John Coleman Olin) in Clare County, Surrey Township, Michigan. The online copy is blury and I've order a copy. He passed 8 Sept. 1899 at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 23 days, less than a year after he remarried. Anyone have an idea where the middle name Coleman came from?

1st Annual Southern California OLIN Family Social

The 1st Annual SoCal OLIN Family Social will be held at Veteran's Park in Redondo Beach on October 3rd, 2009. Organized activities will be held from 11am-2pm, but afterward attendees are encouraged to head down the hill to the beach or go for a stroll on the adjacent Fisherman's Wharf. So far we have 44 RSVP'd attendees from 14 different sub-branches of the family.

Historian's Blog #36 - Vegas Reunion

My son Jake and I made a day-trip to Vegas for the reunion of the John-John-John-Henry-Henry-Thomas-Willard OLIN Branch of the family.
They were very welcoming. The games were fun and the food was yummy. I got to show off my collection, including stuff I couldn't bring to the Kennewick Reunion. We had a great time!

HB #35 - Robert Olin NILES Chapel of the Four Orphans

The Methodist Home for Children has honored its retiring chairman by renaming the chapel in the main building the Robert Olin Niles Chapel of the Four Orphans. John-John-Gideon-John-Patience-Algernon-Alice-Algernon-Charles-Robert "Bob" Olin NILES has been chairman of MHC since 2001. Before that, he was chairman of what is now Methodist Services for Children and Families, one of MHC’s affiliated organizations.

HB #34 OLIN y-DNA Group on Ancestry.com

If you want to view the OFS y-DNA test results get an Ancestry.com log-on (free) and go here to join our Ancestry.com DNA group.

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