Hi, I’m Zoe Krainik! Thank you for checking out my blog.

I started this blog in 2018 as an attempt to discuss my love of both genealogy and old Hollywood. The reasons for this can be found in myย mission statement,ย but the catalyst was stumbling upon a distant cousin’s genealogy blog as I was researching my 10th great grandfather, Hans Herr (a complete list of surnames is here). I became inspired to start my own and here we are!ย I love the idea that we are all, in some way, connected.

I had actually signed up for this blog site years ago, in the hopes of making it a food and drink recipe blog (hence the now confusing and unrelated Zesty URL)…and then never even wrote one post. I guess Old Hollywood and genealogy is a bit more up my alley.

In addition to the silver screen and deep dives into my family tree, I love the ocean, reading (yes, bios of old Hollywood movie stars for the most part), very large iced espressos, ’90s and electronic music, and heaps of whimsy. I worked as a photographer for about 10 years so, when in need of a photo, a few of mine may pop up here and there throughout the blog.

If you happen to stumble across my blog someday and realize that we are in fact 7th cousins, maybe you should consider it divine foreshadowing and start a blog, too! I will tell you now that I would love to read it. But at the very least, send me a hello. I love comments so feel free to post some, 7th cousin or no!

Thank you for stopping by!