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I'm related to the King of England....

November 17, 2023 10:52AM
I have to be.... and I know this because.... I have never posed this question to any person on earth that hasn't claimed to be related to English Royalty. laughing smiley

Don't believe me? Try it.

I have a cousin who got into Genealogy somewhat recently. She asked me for some advice so I gave her some tips... she accepted none of them. Not even a genealogy application... she uses a spreadsheet. So anyway...

She started her research. Her family comes from the same area in Italy that mine does. She discovered, amazingly, that she's related to Leonardo DiVinci, Galileo, Pope Paul, Sophia Loren, Dante, Pavarotti, Julius Caesar, Columbus.... I forget the others.

Not to be outdone I reviewed my own genealogy... but hit a wall. Can't get beyond my grandfather, he was an orphan. So my 'related to famous Italians' list doesn't quite match up to my cousin's.... my grandfather ran away from the orphanage at about 9 years of age... somehow acquired a donkey cart, and the donkey, and sold veggie's in various small Italian towns... in the evening he'd spend his profits from the day on wine and he and his donkey would get @#$#-faced then fall asleep under an Olive tree. HOWEVER, I did stumble upon an unverified, but semi-reliable, hearsay story that my grandfather once sold a zucchini to Luigi DaGragnano.... if that name doesn't ring a bell he was the organ-grinder, (well, his monkey was), in Piaggione, Italy... quite well known so I'm sure you've recognized him now that I have explained. - JamesJM

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