Hello again guys!
I have another interviewee, Zoe Krainik from "Hollywood Genes". Her Twitter is linked on the Twitter logo and click on her photo for her website.
Read on to see what her answers were, and her answers will amaze you!
Q1. What got you into genealogy & how long have you been researching for?
"I've always been interested in connecting with family and fascinated by ethnicity and genetics, but I really got serious about the research aspect after I had my daughter. I realized I wanted to document it for her because it's her story, too."
Q2. What interesting things have you discovered about your ancestors?
"I discovered that my 10th great grandfather, Hans Herr, was the first Mennonite bishop to immigrate to America. Because of researching him, I've become intrigued by the Swiss Mennonites and their story and beliefs."
Finding my Charlemagne connection (he's my 39th great grandfather) has also been really exciting. It's amazing to think that it's even possible to learn about ancestors who lived that long ago. This connection is through my grandfather, who was quite into family history himself, but never knew this. He passed away right before I found out about it, but I know he would have really gotten a kick out of it."
Q3. Who/What are you currently focusing on in your research?
"I'm sort of all over the place right now. Mostly, I'm trying to go back and fill in some missing information, make sure sources are cited, etc. I spend a lot of my free time going over my DNA matches and trying to figure out how they fit into my tree."
Q4. Have you come across any difficulties while researching your family (e.g. Conflicting sources)
"One of my close surnames is Brown. You can imagine the difficulties I've run into when trying to research a name as common as that... There's information to be found, but it's been hard to verify."
Q5. What advice would you give to people wanting to start genealogy?
"I would tell them to start asking questions early! Don't assume that relatives will always be there. Ask the questions, offer the DNA tests, and record their stories while you can."
So there you have it! Make sure to give Zoe a follow! She'll more than happy offer her opinion and try to help you answer your questions. Big thanks to Zoe for taking part!