I checked the online editions of 8 or 9 U.S. city newspapers. Some had birth announcements, others had obits/death notices, the rest had neither. So I gave up on cities, switched to towns, and soon found some useful information for Plymouth, Massachusetts:
|Male Births||Male Deaths||Female Births||Female Deaths|
I couldn’t list two of the babies — Skyler Reece and Riley Paige — because I’m not sure about the gender in either case. (I would guess they’re both female, but who knows.)
Also, I should mention that the average age of those listed in the death announcements is 78.
Now it’s your turn: Which set do you prefer, the “old” names or the “new” names?
Also, if you know of a city newspaper that publishes both birth and death announcements online, I’d appreciate it if you would shoot me an e-mail. Thanks!