I love, love, love the collaborative nature of the genealogy community! It is truly wonderful when you run into a problem, a question, or a remote need that so often there is someone ‘out there’ who is willing and able to lend a hand, a few minutes of their day, or their advice and knowledge.
Well, now if you have Czech (Bohemian) ancestry and live in the United States you have a chance here to pay it forward a bit … and pay it back (to your ancestors)! Plus help out a student with her University studies. What a truly great combination.
It is not very often we get to pay it forward for someone and then at the same time be paying it back and paying respect to our ancestors! But with this chance we all can!
I was recently approached by Martin Pytr, one of the truly excellent researchers in the Czech Republic and an individual who I hold in high personal regard as well. Martin introduced me to Ms. Lucie Peterkova and asked if I could help this her.
I have always loved the city of Pilsen and certainly it doesn’t hurt that it is known as the birthplace of my very favorite type of beer, but we all know that there is far more to Pilsen than their famous beer!