Come, Slingerlands, join our party

To the Editor:

Teunis Slingerland, born in Holland in 1617, bought property in 1654 in what is now Albany.  The early Slingerlands tended to have large families, so there are now many hundreds of his descendants living in the Capital District, as well as throughout the United States and Canada.

If you are, or think you might be, one of them, we hope you will join the party.

Our big weekend starts on Friday, Aug. 23, with dinner at Mangia restaurant in Slingerlands, between 6 and 8 p.m.  You will need to make your own reservations at 439-5555.   Come if you can.

Saturday, Aug. 24, will start with a meet and greet at 10 a.m. at the Greenhouse Area in Thacher Park.  Lunch will follow at 1 p.m., with speakers at 2.

 Bring a chair or two, food to share, and your own drinks.  Coffee, cups, plates, napkins, cutlery, and charcoal for the grill will be provided.

Also bring pictures, and genealogical information.  There will be a $5 registration fee per family to help offset the expense of renting the picnic area. 

Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a Genealogy Symposium at the Town of New Scotland Historical Association museum in New Salem.  Anyone is welcome to any and all events

Martha Slingerland

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