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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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Wurttemberg town crests

The ‘Digel’ Tickles from Württemberg

Not all Tickles have English ancestry. If you’re a Tickle in the US, especially if your forebears lived in Virginia or North Carolina, you are probably descended from German immigrants, rather than English ones. These Tickles came from Württemberg, on the east of the River Rhine. They arrived in America in the mid 18th century, …

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