There is a group of Oostenbrugs on Facebook. A distant relative who lives in Canada found me through it. Check out this link.
In my many hours of playing with the family tree, I discovered that I could add mugshots to it. So now you’ve got a face to go with the name in the family tree! I’m surprised there are any photos of me around since the camera usually breaks when pointed at me. Send me your pictures and I’ll add them to the mix.
I’ve added an online family tree to the site at the recommendation of one of my long lost relatives (Thanks Khrysta!). The link is on the right side of the page, or click here.
The software is called PhpGedView. It’s the best free geneaology software I could find, but it has a long way to go in terms of usability.
I encourage anybody that has information about the family to add it to the tree. You’ll need to register for an account and I’ll have to approve it.
This software makes it a bit easier to enter your information. If you have family tree software already, we can probably import the data making things really easy.
One of the top results was interesting to me. Mary Beth must have donated a brick in memory of Glenda at the Plaza of Heroines near Catt Hall on the Campus of Iowa State University. I must have walked over the brick dozens of times during my 5 year stay at ISU and never noticed the family name.
If you’d like a personal oostenbrug.com email address all you have to do is ask me nicely! They will be setup to forward to your current email address and they can be updated if you change email providers. Go to https://www.oostenbrug.com/contact and fill in the form
I’ll be posting a page about the family reunion sometime soon. If you have some information to share with everybody let me know.