An "Easterday" message board was set up years ago, and I suggest that any of you who are posting to this Ostertag board also post your queries, etc. to the "Easterday" board. All postings made there are gatewayed to the mailing list and will reach a well-established and larger Ostertag-Easterday audience.
There is an Ostertag-Easterday Association of America that has been in existence for a very long time, and back issues of our Newsletters (which began in January of 1985) are still available.
The Association has a Family Historian, Dr. Howard Lanham, who is an expert on many of the Ostertag-Easterday lines, and he is always glad to help in any way that he can to help you find your Ostertag-Easterday roots.
If you are interested in joining the Association or just want to know more about it, please visit our web site at: http://ostertag-easterday.tripod.com/
There is also an established Ostertag-Easterday DNA Project. There is a link to that project at the Association's web page.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Jeanne E. Killick
Ostertag-Easterday Association of America Newsletter Editor and DNA Project Administrator