This genforum is interesting, but I would like to know if anyone has developed a MY Family site for the Van Sickles, particularly of Canada.
There are several of us doing this research and it would be nice if we could all be on the same page to share old photos and findings.
This is may not be very well accepted by many of you, but through strong research, it may be determined that not all lines of Van Sickle are descended from Ferdinandus.I spent 30 years spinning wheels trying to make that connection and it didn't happen, but I did find enough information to convince me the Van Sickle being looked for from Austria. He was the same age as Ferd, so it is clear that he didn't descend from Ferd.That is why I would like to commit this research to mainly the Canadian Van Sickles and/or their family members who again came to the states and any of those who know they descended from Zachariah Sickels.
If there is a site already, there would be poor judgement indeveloping another, so that is why I am asking this question. I would hate to see too many sites going for one family because something could be lost in the effort.However, I think it is time that the Van Sickles draw a line and we find out more about the two distinct families. Right now, a lot is being lost with false information and progress is being hampered by the Ferdinandus myth.