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On June 13, 1920, the U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.    #ancestry #history

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a

Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy

Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s

a mother in Chicago hides her head in shame for what she is about to do -- sell her children during the Great Depression.

Sad ~ A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, My husband's late mother actually had this happen in the depression. She and her brother ended up in an orphanage. It is so sad!

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark Air Base (Philippines) to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975.    This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.    Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California

Operation Babylift (referred to as Operation Babysnatch in some media): mass evacuation of orphans from South Vietnam ca. In 1975 Gerald Ford approved Operation Babylift using military planes to transport orphans out of Vietnam for adoption in t