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2024 Family Reunion

You’re invited to attend the Ostrander Family Association 2024 Reunion in Kingston/Hurley, New York, July 21nd – 24rd. 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…

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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