24    Sep 20090 comments

Head of Family of 1400 Descendants Passes Away

Krishevsky Family If there's one candidate for our MyHeritage.com premium subscription, it's undoubtedly the Israeli Krishevsky family, which, it was reported this week, consists of 1400 members.

The news reached us because the head of the family, Israeli great-grandmother, Rachel Krishevsky, sadly, passed away at the age of 99 this week. She leaves behind an estimated 1,400 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Rachel had eleven children and her children subsequently had similar numbers of children each, which led to the family reaching an impressive 1400 descendants. The number is unconfirmed officially, as no-one in the family is entirely sure how much members they are! We can't help but wonder whether she would send them all birthday cards...

Even though it sounds like a record, there are many large families recorded around the world. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar from the US, for example, were recently reported to have recently had their 19th child, while they are expecting the birth of their grand-daughter.

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