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Were Your Ancestors in the 1860 US Census?

The 1860 census was the eighth census to be conducted in the United States and covered 33 states. It started on 1 June 1860 and took five months to complete. I have pulled out the entries for the Tickles and Tickells listed, according to FamilySearch, but I need your help. In many cases, only initials are given, …

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In Search of the Bryan Tickles

Many years ago my great aunt won a family history competition. The prize was for a professional genealogist to help with some research. She had been unable to trace her paternal tree beyond James Tickle b.1785. When she received the results of the professional’s research, he postulated that James’ father was Bryan Tickle, who lived …

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Costume of Australasians 1825

George Tickle – Transported Convict

Crime in Britain increased during the Industrial Revolution, especially in the expanding cities. Thousands, flocked in from the countryside but they could struggle to find work in the industrialised world. People stole simple things like food and clothing to survive. If they were caught (normally by the victim of the crime rather than the police) …

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Peter Tickle, Confectioner and Beer Seller

Peter Tickle, the second son of Thomas Tickle and Martha Hayes, emigrated to Australia in 1863. He was an entrepreneur and opportunist. I am grateful to his great great grand-daughter for providing me with information on his life. Peter was born in Warrington, Lancashire, but his family moved to Manchester when he was a child. …

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