Archiving stats, stories on family history

I’ve been working on a research project that's led me to wander through newspaper archives from the 1920s. The front-page articles and writing styles have distracted more than I care to admit and I’ve found a few things our modern newspapers are tragically missing.

Today, I choose to focus on one — birth announcements.

As important as our current obituaries, in the past, birth announcements received just as much ink. The birth of babies of prominent and regular families alike were celebrated with hundreds of words, or sometimes, just a few endearing ones.

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