To continue all the research of all Bach genealogists: That is my hobby. To my left, that is Mrs. Brück.
In remembrance to this likable Bach genealogist Helga Brück in Erfurt, without her research we would have never found to our passion: Please watch the tiny video, which we have produced with her in Erfurt.
There are truck loads more to read about genealogy and the Bach family of musicians on "Bach On Bach". There it's about Veit Bach, it's about whether you are family member and so on. Just click on the button to your right and you get there.
Is it really true? It's a probability of 99.99 % it's correct! Thee is no Great... grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach with the name of Bach. There are relatives with the name of Bach and there are great... grandchildren. No combination of both. However, who knows that for sure. In particular in the genealogy of the Bach family of musicians there is one surprise after the next one.
Keyword Bach genealogy or Bach family research. Bach ancestor research might work as well. Maybe I am looking - right now - for you. But I can't find you. More precisely: I will never be able find you! That is - in the genealogy - a problem in our time. However, it always has been that way. Local authorities and church administrations just don't hand out documents "of still living folks" for a good reason. And that is fine that way.
However, it's a problem with doing genealogical research. And it goes without saying, it's also true with the Bach genealogy, which is the research in the matter of the family of musicians. By the way, you are correct: genealogy, family research and ancestry is the same ... it's three times the same thing and I repeat the words. However, I do that for a really good reason.
Never ever would we have assumed, to meet the original photo one day. Meanwhile, we got his particular priceless photo as a gift ... and in particular ... the original. These are those moments, when this hobby genealogy produces real goosebumps.
Not the current "Bible of Genealogy" regarding the family of musicians, the precise and well organized collection and the book of Ragnhild Siegl and Herrmann Kock, not the work of Kurt-Herrmann Frickel, who received the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany after all have all the nowadays data, that is to say the continuation of the Bach genealogy. Plus authorities are not the only hurdle, to get those so desperately wanted data, however a broad and wide hurdle. But against all odds my husband managed, with his idea and study to fill in the gaps step by step.
You find such jewels only via the internet. That means: First you find relatives, after that you find the cool photos. And yes, actually the owners of this music instrument store are Bachs from the family of musicians.
Correct. You can find me and that is perfectly related to the search behavior in the 21st century. Back then the family book (... das Familienbuch) was the first source coming with this hobby. After that grandma and grandpa were next, and in most cases even better accessible: Your parents. Those who managed to even interview their great-grandmother, could feel like winning the jackpot.
The next step however was limited by your way to the church archives, or to check on authority files in your town's archives or a helping hand by a genealogical club in your town. However, what are you doing first today? Okay the family book is still the first document, in which you check. But after that? You google. "Bach" and "genealogy" or "Bach" and "family research" or "Bach" and "ancestry". Plus you hope.
Like it is explained above it the case with a specific search. So, we wanted to "pick you up" while you are doing that. What does that mean? We assumed even before that this exciting hobby will become a mainstream passion and interests more and more people on earth. So, if your name is Bach, you might get to the idea, to check on the internet, whether you do "belong" to these musical Bachs. That is one way. If you had been underway on the internet like this, it could be you are reading here for exactly this reason.
The second way is of course, you were looking for a gift, that is related to the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach. So, you saw - on the home page of my "Bach 4 You" shop - and you are here reading these lines just for that reason.
Of course ... he is one of the Bachs.
Of course you are really interested, whether your roots match the family tree of the family of musicians. And we are sure, we can help you with that. If, yes if, there is already a little hint pointing to that fact.
So, just having the name of Bach ... wouldn't work already. However, more indications could point to that connection. Family research, genealogy, ancestry doesn't rely on nothing but documents and records. Not, if it's about prominent personalities like Johann Sebastian Bach or Martin Luther. Even the approved science around the beginning of the Bach family of musicians is built on some indications. What this means would be too much of a good thing here. However, it's not on a different page on a different website.
Would you like to learn more about the Bach genealogy and about its beginning? If your name is Bach it's like digging out the pyramids again: Please click on the yellow button.
So, that could be your next step. Put together some files: death dates, birth dates, names, names of cities and villages. Just build a little family tree with a special importance on the connection to Johann Sebastian Bach or his family. After that, send us an email. At least we go a little distance together. Because if you are a member of the family, then we complete not only our Bach genealogy, we are even one family after that.
Okay, so I am excited to get a call or an email from you.
Yours Renate Bach, "Bach genealogist of the next generation"
Even if he has no reason to show up here on this website of my publishing house and right in the middle of my passion inside our common "Johann Sebastian Bach Mission", he just wanted to be here with at least one pic.
Well, okay, it was he who came up with the idea, how we could find you, or better ... you you can find us.
He as well is looking forward to your call or your email, whether from Germany, from the Netherlands or from the US. By the way, his name is Peter Bach, Jr.!
A dreamlike composers calendar. But there are 32 more composer calendars besides this one.
A historic Bach beer stein on the left, the current pipe organ calendar on the right.
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