HB# 33 - SoCal OLIN Family Social - Redondo Beach - Oct 3, 2009

I am organizing a get-together of members of the John & Susannah (SPENCER) OLIN to be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 in Redondo Beach, California. If you are interested in attending please let me know. I'm also open to any organizing assistance.
Please contact me directly at olinofla@gmail.com

Newsletters are out!

The spring issue of The OLINews is finally in the mail for all paid members, and the electronic version is available for those signed up for it. If you want to sign up, see our Services page.

Thanks to Ruth Ellis for preparing it and thanks to our several contributors who provided the content. The delay was primarily mine.

Reunion Updates

Be sure to check out our Reunions page for recent updates, including a June reunion in Las Vegas being organized by cousins on the Minnesota (Ruth Ellis') branch.

Historian's Blog #32 - OLIN francophones

I just joined a Facebook group of "OLIN francophones". I could find a bathroom and my lawyer in Mexico (just not right now..), but I mostly talk American. I don't know a lick o' French ('Cept the naughty words), but I used iGoogle's translation service and here is what I posted on their board:

HB #31 - OLIN Pilgrimage Advice

I received an email this week from John-John-John-Ezra-MaryAnn-Ezra-Mary-Grace-Edith-Nancy (BENNETT) RAWLINGS. She plans on heading north from her home near Nashville, TN on a journey to explore her ancestry. She was seeking advice on where to focus her OLIN Family search. She already had plans to go to East Greenwich, Rhode Island. I recommended she consider visiting Shaftsbury and Bennington, Vermont - they are OLIN hubs for many branches, including hers.

HB #30 OLIN & Co, Pueblo, CO

A mini stoneware jug from "OLIN & Co." of Pueblo, CO. sold today on eBay for $465!
I believe the jug was from one of the businesses owned by John-Henry-Caleb-Benjamin-William-Edgar W. OLIN and his brothers Fred E. & Ceylon E. OLIN. Via email, I notified the proprietors of the Edgar OLIN House - a bed-n-breakfast in a Pueblo house originally owned by Edgar -about the auction while it was active in case they'd be interested, but they never replied.

HB #29 Ben OLIN and This Beautiful Republic

You may remember I wrote about John-John-John-Henry-John-William-Lewis-Elwin-David-Benjamin OLIN the lead singer of the Christian rock band This Beautiful Republic in Issue 36 of The OLINews. The band released their latest video yesterday and it's pretty good! Check it out here. Ben is a rising star.

HB #28 OLANs are 100% OLINs!

Bill OLAN's y-DNA test results have come in! They prove 100% that the OLANs are OLINs.

Boring/Interesting DNA Analysis
Bill's markers also show the same slight mutation as mine, plus another one - This indicates that the mutation we share occurred before our lines diverged - Bill is descended from John-Joseph-Phillip-Benjamin OLIN's son Benjamin, while I am descended from son John.

Who says romance dies as you get older!

Once again with the John, Joseph, Joseph (Olden), Joseph (Olden), Caleb, John C., John C line. This time with the first John C.

A new marriage record for John C. Olin found

Well, I'm sure they knew it existed at the time! But my Dad and Step Mom can claim finders right after 112 years! This is the John, Joseph, Joseph (Olden), Joseph (Olden), Caleb, JohnC., John C. line. We knew John C. II, ran off with Etta (Calder) Thresher while she was still married. We weren't real surprised when we found out their son Wilmount was really her child from her 1st marriage. But we've been stumped about the oldest of the 3 boys - Ano. We still haven't found a birth record for Ano, but now we have a marriage record for John C II prior to running off with Etta.

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