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2019 Family Reunion

You’re invited to attend the Ostrander Family Association 2019 Reunion in Albany, New York, July 11th – 13th. Here’s your chance to meet and get to know other descendants of Pieter2 Pietersen, progenitor of the Ostranders in North America.Learn about the tools and techniques that allow you to do your own family genealogy and history research. Tour Hurley, New York where Pieter and his family grew up and visit historical sites and attractions in the area…

Obituary James L. Lyons

Longest Serving Current Board Member Dies Unexpectedly It is with much sadness we announce the sudden death of the OFA Family Genealogist, James (Jim) L. Lyons. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife Joan Lyons, their daughters Kitty Crow, Elizabeth Lyons, and Kimberly Lyons, and their son Rodney Lyons. Jim died unexpectedly on December 27, 2018 …

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Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas (also called Sint-Nicolaas in Dutch and Saint Nicolas in French) is a traditional holiday figure in the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrated every year on Saint Nicholas’ eve (December 5) or, in Belgium, on the morning of December 6.

Van Ostrande-Radliff House

Albany, New York’s Oldest Building Johannes(3) Descendants Get Great News By Donna Liquor, Special to the Times Union First Published: August 20, 2006 Thanks to Ruth Potter, OFA Historian and Peter J. Ostrander, OFA First Vice President for making this story available. Brian Parker of Slingerlands long suspected the rundown Albany building with its leaky …

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Van Ostrande – Radliff House

Albany, New York's Oldest Building at 48 Hudson Avenue

In our October 2006, OFA Newsletter we published an article- Oldest standing house in the city (Albany, NY – a very Dutch city).  It was written by Donna Liquor, as a Special to the Times Union. The article is four pages long, but was summarized and posted on our old website. Here is a link to the previously published summary.

The building’s owner, the Historic Albany Foundation, maintains a beautiful webpage dedicated to telling it’s story of preservation.  They produced a phenomenal video accessible on their page and can be viewed on their website (this link will bring you there).

About Your Member Profile

Why is the Member Profile important to you? The OFA website offers numerous self-service options for members. Many of these options are available from the member profile and all depend on the member profile for accurate information about you.

Articles of Interest

Member Contribution Resources Discovering a Yosemite Hushed by Winter’s Snow, New York Times – February 19, 2006 by Mark Sundeen. An interesting article on how Huts are used with references to the ‘Ostrander Hut’ which is operated by the nonprofit Yosemite Association. Also references a 1995 publication entitled “The Perfect Art: The Ostrander Hut and …

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