Below are various resources that may help you in your Olin research.
Warren Olin wrote the first major history, comprising two volumes, of the Joseph(2) branch of the Olin family. They are available at several libraries, primarily around the northeastern part of the United States.
- 300 Years of Joseph Olin and His Descendants, Volume I. This 606-page hardcover book, published in 1996, is the first comprehensive history of the Joseph(2) branch of the Olin family. In addition, it includes several chapters on possible origins and the life in America of John(1) Olin.
- 300 Years of Joseph Olin and His Descendants, Volume II. Published in 2001, this 600-page book completes Warren Olin's history of the Joseph(2) branch of the Olin family.
The Olin tribe: migration, mutual aid, and solidarity of a nineteenth century rural American kin group. Dissertation by Robert M. Taylor, Jr., Ph. D. Kent State University 1979.
FILES Digitized books available from Google:
- Biographical Sketches and Records of the Ezra Olin Family by George Sheldon Nye (Download a list of individuals and their birth/death dates)
- A Complete Record of the John Olin Family by Chauncey C. Olin
- Biographical Sketches of the Samuel Olin Family by Oran Lee Raber
- The William Olin Family, West Greenwich, R.I. and Laurens, N.Y. and some of his ancestors and descendants by William G. Closson
- Report of the second annual reunion of the descendants of Ezra Olin and Betsy Green held at Streetsboro, Ohio, Thursday and Friday, October 6 & 7, 1887
- Olin Reunion Report of the 5th Annual Olin Reunion held in Kent, Ohio, 1890
- Joseph Olin Family History — This two-part history was recorded by Loren Earl Olin. Part 1 | Part 2
- Joseph Olin Family History (1700-1900) — by Warren G. Olin
- Olin Family Origins: Where Did We Come From? — Fun video that discusses the many stories and sources that point to the possible origins of the Olin Family.
The above videos can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.
- Preservation Inventory Form — Although developed by the NY/PA reunion group, this form can be used by anyone who wants to catalog family artifacts and heirlooms.
- Photograph and Artifact Preservation Links — List of websites and blogs that discuss the best practices for taking care of your precious family mementos.
- Digital Preservation Forum
- Physical Preserevation Forum