Kurt Brown is the most recent to have joined
our committee and has processed the 2006 updates and is now working
on the 2007s. I have been entering some current updates resulting from
on going queries and collaborations with Deborah Cooper and others.
Remaining to be done are the 2008 updates, some from 2009, some member
applications from 1995 thru 1999, and a few large genealogies that have
been donated to OFA.
Our regular sources of updates have been new
membership applications, updates and published genealogies from existing
members, obits from Melva Taylor, and queries that also offer some beginning
information. In a new development Terrence Kelley has volunteered to
send us copies of his extensive web searches and downloads from other
communicates regarding all things Ostrander on almost a daily basis.
This represents a large additional source.
In order to properly cite these sources I have
acquired copies of the principal manuals on documenting sources and
will be utilizing these to standardize our sources throughout our system.
This information will then be made available to committee members and
any other interested individuals.
In summary our database now contains over 3750
persons including Ostrander descendents, their spouses, and the spouse’s
parents when known. There is some duplication of persons already in
the Big Book however, but only in order to correct, update or connect
them. As a precaution and also for reference purposes I have and will
be sending backup files of our project to Kurt Brown and Glenn Ostrander
on a periodic basis.