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About Our Organization:

Founded 1984 Kingston, New York. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Washington in 1995. On December 3, 2009, The Ostrander Family Association incorporated in the State of New York. An application for Federal tax-emempt status as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization was filed in 2010 and approved on January 14, 2011. On March 1, 2011, the Washington State not-for-profit corporation was dissolved.

The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance approved the application for exempt status for income and sales tax. The OFA is registered with the Office of the Attorney General as a charitable oganization. OFA Members can deduct annual dues and donations to the OFA are tax deductible.

FOUNDER:   Vinton P. Ostrander - July 25, 1906 to August 3, 1997.

Our Mission:

To promote an increase in knowledge of and interest in the early Dutch settlement of New Netherland (principally what is now the Hudson Valley area of New York), by researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the genealogy of the antecedents and descendants of Pieter Pietersen Ostrander.

See updated slate of officers below (2013 - 2015):

OSTRANDER FAMILY ASSOCIATION - BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Click to view)

OFA NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (Click to view complete list)

OFA WEBSITE UPDATES (Click to view)

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* THE OSTRANDER FAMILY HERITAGE BOOK (BIG BOOK) HAS SOLD OUT AFTER 20 YEARS! THANK YOU TO ALL THE GENEROUS BENEFACTORS IN THE OFA THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE 'BIG BOOK' AND GOT IT PUBLISHED WITH DONATIONS AND HARD WORK! IT WAS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR SO MANY.