The Sunday Sauce
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The Sunday Sauce

Issue #2: Portrait of a Foundling

I think the most startling thing I have discovered in my first 50ish days down the genealogical rabbit hole is that my mother’s maiden name was just…made up by the Italian government.

Only two families in all of Italy currently have the surname Olympia, according to this Italian database of surnames.

What surprised me was not the uniqueness of this situation, though. It was how…

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