The Big 1900 US Census Project

One of my goals for this year is to identify as many as possible of those in the 1900 US census with the names Tickle, Tickell, etc. and to include them on this website. To do this on my own would take months and months, maybe years. If you had ancestors or relatives who may have been on this census would you be willing to help?

Working together we’ll not only get through it more quickly; we may be able to find new links between the families. Perhaps you’ll come across previously unknown distant relatives.

Here is what I need you to do.

1: Take a look at the table with entries for Tickle / Tickell / Tickell families in the 1900 US census.

This is the table with the census entries I’ve been able to find. The names are as written on the census, so may be Jno instead of John, Jas instead of James etc. In some cases, only initials are shown. I have given a reference number to each household / family group (this could be just a couple) that I have identified. The first two letters represent the state in which they are living. Those individuals who are not in a household with others of the same name have a reference beginning ‘S’ (for Stray). Some of these individuals may be living with relations but those relations have a different surname but they won’t be included in the table.

Don’t pay too much attention to how the surnames are spelt as this may simply be the way the handwriting was transcribed.

You will find the table here – US Census 1900. Take a look and see if you can identify your ancestors or relations. Please write down their names and the appropriate reference numbers.

2: Check what additional information you have – full names, births, marriages …

Do you have full names for the people? The maiden name for married women? The table includes an approximate year of birth (and in some cases the month as written in the census record). Do you have a more accurate birth date, or the dates of marriages?

I’m particularly keen to know if you can identify any of the Strays and which family group they belong to.

3: Send me your information

Please send me the names, reference numbers, and any additional information. I will then add the people to the database on this website, if they are not already there. We can then discuss the next steps. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I do hope you’ll participate. I’ll post regular updates on how many families we have identified.

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