You can do us a BIG favor!

If you recently received one of our yellow brochures about this summer's big reunion in Ashtabula, then this message is for you.

The biggest expenses we have at the OFS are the production and mailing of reunion postcards and brochures. (Newsletters are funded by subscriptions.) In order to reduce costs, we use e-mail instead of postal mail wherever we can. Unfortunately, for hundreds of our cousins, we don't have e-mail addresses, so we must rely on the postal service to reach them.

2016 Olin Family International Reunion Registration

We are ready to accept registrations for the 2016 reunion. Please click on the "2016 Olin Family International Reunion" link under Book navigation on the right for more information.

Olin Family Society Refund Policy


The Olin Family Refund Policy is as follows:

2016 Olin Family Reunion Registration Costs

  • Before June 1, 2016 - 90% of reunion registration will be refunded
  • Before July 1, 2016 - 75% of reunion registration will be refunded
  • After July 1, 2016 no refunds.

Our refund policy is based on facility and catering reservations as well as transaction costs.


General donations to the Olin Family Society will not be refunded.

Olin Family International Reunion

Olin Family BridgeMark your calendars!

The Olin Family International Reunion will be held July 15-17, 2016 in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Photo Restoration

There is a Facebook group called Random Acts of Kindness which consists of volunteers who will restore your photos (digitally) for free. The volunteers have varying degrees of expertise. Most of the time you will have several people working on your photo so you can choose which photo you like. Because this is digital, you should scan your photo at least 200% and 300 dpi (high resolution). Facebook will lower the resolution automatically.

Random Acts of Kindness Facebook link:

john olin

after recent visit to Providence. R. I., I tried to find where John Olin Sr. is buried and could not locate his gravesite. Can anyone be specific about where he is buried? Thanks

Dr. Olin Retires

The Lancaster, PA, newspaper has an article about the retirement of Dr. Stephen T. Olin.
Thanks to Peg Olin of Montrose, PA, and her daughter Jacqueline Balderston of Lancaster, PA, for bringing this to my attention.

DNA Test

I am wondering if anyone has done the DNA test, the one where you send in a swab from your cheek. If so, I'm curious about what you found out about your ancestry.

New York Visit

Somewhere up in the mountains of New York you'll find the home of our OFS president, Tom Olin and his wife Debby. I was fortunate to have visited them this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous and their property was equally gorgeous. A nice little lake above them and a beautiful stream flowing down alongside the house. I can't think of a more peaceful setting.

Online photo storage

Once you've scanned all your old family photos and historical documents, what will you do with them? You could just store them on your computer's hard drive and hope it never fails. But that would be a very foolish thing to do. All hard drives eventually fail, even if it takes a long time to do so.

Although redundant local backups are one way to go, more likely you'd like to share many of those documents with near and distant cousins. For that, an online photo repository is ideal.

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