Large Families


Mother’s Day: Lives on the table
Helen Helmers | May 8 2015 | comment  
Mothers look back on the joys and tears of raising a large family.

Another (much nicer) family portrait from Quebec
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 11 2011 | comment  
In response to my post, A Quebec Family Portrait, Quebecer Georges Allaire writes, "Not all Quebec families fit present standards."

‘Go forth and multiply’ - Hasidic matriarch leaves 2000 descendants
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 22 2010 | comment  
Here’s a nice change. Usually it is Christian families causing a sensation by having extra large families (Remember the Duggar family of Arkansas? More about them later.) But this story in the New York Times is about a Hasidic Jewish woman who died last month aged 93 leaving probably 2000 living descendants.

19 kids and counting
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 7 2009 | comment  
We have featured a couple of very large families on MercatorNet -- a New Zealand family with 14 children and a Spanish family with 15 (now 16) -- but both are outstripped by the Duggar family of Tontitown, Arkansas.
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