Welcome to the Olin Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Olin surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Olin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Olin Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Olin family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Olin brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Olin Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Olin ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Olin citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Olin
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Olin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Olin family history resource today.
Origins of the Olin Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Olin last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Olin ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Olin DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Olin ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Olin research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Olin Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Olin ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Olin family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Olin Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Olin queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Olin ancestors.
Olin Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Olin was the 7467th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Olin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Olin, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."
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Upcoming Olin Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Olin family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Olin reunion.