This is to update you on the progress of the Tickle Trees data and family reconstruction. Things are moving forward slowly. Each time I make a little progress, I discover something else that needs to be sorted out before I continue. I’ve been given information, trees, GEDCOM files etc. by several people and I hope to eventually upload everything here. I’ve revised my way of working a couple of times … and may do so again until I find something I’m happy with 🙂 This is the method I am using.
I’m loading the information received into Rootsmagic, a leading genealogy program that I have on my home laptop. This has various tools t0 identify potential problems (such as mothers being shown whose birthdate makes them too young or too old for it to be possible, people appearing on census records after the date recorded for their death, etc.). It’s so easy to accidentally end up with these sorts of problems. I’m sure all family historians have discovered a mistake in their data at some point. I’m trying to rectify those that Rootsmagic finds by checking for information to verify or correct the facts. If I can’t do that, I’m omitting the offending record or link for now.
Once I’ve done these checks and corrections, I am uploading the information to a separate tree in TNG, the genealogy software that is incorporated into this website. I’ve given each of the trees a name to identify the main records. Those I have to date (9 June 2019) are:
- Eccleston Tickles
- Prescott Tickles
- Standish Tickles
- Warrington Tickles (includes some who went to New South Wales)
- Devon Tickells
- Irish Tickles
- Queensland Tickles
- (Virginia Tickles coming soon)
My aim is to eventually merge these into just one or two Trees as there are likely to be links between many of the families. Before I do this I want to standardise the source and place information and check some more that there are no obvious mistakes.
I will post a list of the main families soon, together with the names of the people who have helped me by contributing information. Meanwhile, please read my next post about the Tickle/Tickell DNA project.