Kingston, New York - 1984
The formation of the Ostrander Family Association (OFA) in 1984 was the culmination of the efforts of a number of Ostrander descendants who had been separately recording genealogical data from family records and other sources. As early as 1912, attempts had been made to set up a family organization, but nothing had endured more than a few years. By 1979 Vinton Pierce Ostrander had made contact with a significant number of ‘Ostrander cousins’ and organized a family picnic for them to meet. In 1983, five founding members– Vinton P. Ostrander of Ithaca, New York; Peter H. Ostrander of Ghent, New York; Phyllis Feeney of Westport, Connecticut; Chester B. Ostrander of South Glenn Falls, New York; and Lynn H. Ostrander of Bradford, Pennsylvania — laid plans for the founding of the OFA and organizing the First International Ostrander Family Reunion at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY in 1984.
Courtesy of TIME magazine.