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Re: Van Siclen/Van Sicklen Controversy revisited”
Posted by: Richard Alan McCool (ID *****7472) Date: November 26, 2002 at 09:01:11
In Reply to: Re: Van Siclen/Van Sicklen Controversy revisited” by Ed Gusman of 1585

Dear Ed,

Again speaking only for myself, I cannot wait!

...But, hope for a direct, not meandering, reply. Whatever faux pas I may make as I try to get you to focus on something other than your fixations, are of course regretted. Unlike some persons we know, I hope to be corrected where that is necessary.

I have to tell our readers at this point, should there be any readers at all, that my concerns and areas of expertise on the larger family revolve around the Long Island branches of our family.

Ed's Canadian heritage and its origins are not part of my "area." Thus, I defer to the excellent cogitations of Doug Van Curen on these issues. It is, of course, foolish not to take advantage of the expertise each of us might offer.

But, let there be no doubt that the trail of this branch of the family is defined by modern research and does not need the fixations of Mr. Gusman, who lost his "z" but not his zeal, to progress, forwards and backwards in the research.

Any compiler of the Van Sic[k]le[n] family descending, as does Ed,from Ferdinandus^1 VS, and particularly those with Canadian and Eastling roots, should apply through this forum, or privately, to Mr. Van Curen or myself for further information on the family.

(In truth, Ed, your are not useful to this Forum, but, rather, obstructionist. Your self-proclaimed determination to remain ignorant of proper genealogical research, is not the least bit helpful to those who might prefer to do actual research. Please step aside (this in NOT an invitation to use still another alias). In the end, you will be proven right or wrong--unfortunately not by your efforts. Rather by those whose only vested interest is that of proper research. Before you go there, this does not mean that I think for a second that you are right. You are wrong. Consider this a pending Olive Branch for the time when you come around to accepting your real and proper heritage.)


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