You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.
You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.

They Are Not Just Exciting for Children: All of My Bach Websites

Johann Sebastian Bach in the Ulm Cathedral, City of Ulm, Germany.



My Website "Bach On Bach"


Bach on Bach, this is the most comprehensive German-language website about the musician Johann Sebastian Bach in the world. And it is the most exciting one about Bach in the world anyway. Here you can really learn everything about the composer. There is an answer to every question. Well ... maybe to almost every question. And it's fun to learn more about the Thomas Cantor there.


This Johann Sebastian Bach portal is designed in such a way that it is a lot of fun to discover Johann Sebastian Bach, his life and his music in every chapter. Even for children. Of course, some of it is goofy. And an open secret: Not really every topic is covered there. But: You will find out where there is more information about exactly the question you have about the composer Bach. And this website of me will never be finished really.


The website Bach on Bach is unusual, because much on it is quite different from other websites and books. On it there is not one short biography, but eight of different length. On it, you will find a collection of international stamps about the Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon court composer. And a collection of quotations. His musical works. You can see where Bach lived and in which cities he worked.


Bach on Bach is also a very different website, because it is not only about "Johann Sebastian Bach", but also about genealogy. For the smallest children who stop by and read here: Genealogy is when you want to learn more about your family ... about the family members who once lived. Who was the grandpa of the grandpa, who was the grandpa of his grandpa ... and so on. Bach on Bach is an exciting website about this topic, and maybe you will enjoy this hobby someday. Actually it is not a hobby for children ... and that's why it might be especially exciting for you. Have a look.



My Website "Bach in Wechmar"


Wechmar is a tiny little town near Gotha. And Gotha is kind of near Erfurt. And Erfurt is between Würzburg and Leipzig. Just take a look at the map here.

This is the mill in Wechmar, Thuringia, where Veit Bach was the first in Johann Sebastian Bach's family to make music about 400 years ago. There are also exciting things for children to discover here.



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My Ultra Short Video About "Bach in Wechmar"


Johann Sebastian Bach is not only the most famous musician. The Bache – as they used to be called – this is also the most famous musical family in the world. And that's why it's particularly exciting to find out where and how the Bachs – that's what they're called today, or Bäche – first became a family of musicians. So to the Bach family. This Bach family has somehow always existed. Logically. But at some point, one of them made music for the first time. And that was a Veit Bach. It happened in this little community of Wechmar. That was around the year 1600. There he also played to the beat of a mill wheel on a zither. In the past, however, a zither was not yet called a zither. If you are now just a little bit interested in this Wechmar, then you can watch a video here, only six minutes short. And then read on.

The ultra short video about the little Bach place of Wechmar, close to Gotha close to Erfurt in Thuringia, in Germany.

I have also "passed by" such books on my "journey to explore where the Bachs once came from." Already at this point: This was not Hungary (... Ungarn). But .... caution, caution on this subject.


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Gotha, Thuringia, Germany. Few people know that Gotha is also a Bach city: It is associated with Hans the Minstrel (... Hans, the Spielmann) and with performances by Johann Sebastian Bach. Gotha can also be reached quite well on foot from Wechmar.

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The Website about My Friend Christian Hoske, the Family Researcher Who Is Living in the Bach City of Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany

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I would like you to meet Mr. Hoske. Christian Andreas Hoske is a genealogist. Without him, the children's book about the life of Johann Sebastian Bach would have never been accomplished, not this website and actually none of the websites on this page. Mr. Hoske is the perfect specialist if you are stuck with your research. In this case ... he is the pro.


Already here my tip, which you can almost not pay: If one of you ever might have fun, to research his ancestors later in life, then he or she is able already today to do something, which he or she will never ever be able to accomplish later.

If you have that experience of life, then it's too late in most cases: You should have asked your grandparents earlier ... don't tell me, I didn't warn you.

What did I mean? Well, if you have the idea that you might somewhat in the future want to explore, who your great-grandfather was, whether you are related to ancestors in Europe or whether you are related to a famous person than there is a major advice in the following paragraph. And by the way: Both of my godchildren, better of our godchildren are related to the American President. Yes, it is a pretty far distance. However they are related. Our best friend found that out, he is even more painstaking and he does genealogy even more precisely. He was the one after all, who directed us to genealogy and initiated our big fun with that passion. So, if you think about whether this passion might excite you, too, then...


Don't wait a single day and visit your grandparents, kids. Drive them "crazy with questions". Have a pen and a paper pad with you, or a laptop, your IPad or your smartphone and ask, as if you never are permitted to ask a question again. What the names of their parents were, the names of their grandparents, ask for all maiden names and ask whether there were any siblings around. Plus ask were these siblings and even cousins were living. Don't plan that for next spring break or summer vacation. Do it next weekend, and if they live too far away, call them. Next Sunday? Nope, do it tonight. Grandma and grandpa are looking forward to your call. Why that speed? Are they in their seventies currently? Must I say more?

It is possible to find those photos when you live in the United States of America or you have roots or relatives there. Just imagine how exciting this was for Renate and me. First, we didn't even know, that there are relatives of Johann Sebastian Bach in the USA. Then we found out. Later we say this historic photo for the first time. And later Cathy gave it to us as a gift ... the original. For me, it's like holding the newest generation of an iPad in my hands, as the only one on the planet. That on the picture above is Reinhold Bach and a fraction of his children, the Bach Band in Rochester, Illinois, USA.

And why is it so urgent, to drown your grandparents with questions? Well, firstly because they love you and with these questions, they have a common subject with you, about you can talk. However, you want to know, why you should ask that badly. Okay, here is my answer. You probably are interested in your ancestors not earlier than very late in your life. When you are young, different things are much more important: firstly sports, next is computer, later girls or boys. Next, you are in your apprenticeship, or you study, join the army. Next step is you marry, you buy a house or an apartment, you get one, two, three or more children, you back off the loan for your car. So, after that, your grandparents have long gone and you had the option, to research at least one, maybe two or more generations so easily.


That doesn't take longer than two or three hours. You write that down to perfection, checks everything a second time together with your grandparents you send them a letter if they live too far away. After that ... you put everything next to the age-old photos and the family book or family bible, where mom and dad have them stored. Prior to that a second tip of much value: Don't just make an electronical copy of the knowledge, that your grandparents handed down to you: Make copies of all documents, which are priceless, so just in case of flooding or a fire these data and photos are safe. There it is well stored and can wait for your interest a quarter of a century or even half a century.

For almost all children such a photo album is so uncool, it couldn't be more uncool. However, there might be a time, when you suddenly are interested in your own family history. For this reason: Ask your grandparents, best would be as early as this week, how the names of their grandparents have been. And maybe, there are even such historic photos like this one above. If so, ask your grandpa or your grandma, who these persons on the photo are. Later ... this will just not be possible anymore.

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