If you are researching the Bach (Back) family from southeastern Kentucky, this website is dedicated to you. It's purpose is to help you find information about your ancestors.
I do not require that you purchase a membership, or attend a reunion. And I also do not simply claim to know the genealogy of our family, but then provide no proof or documentation for it, like The Back-Bach Genealogical Society does.
Instead, I provide extensive proof of the correct genealogy of our family.
I have spent many years diligently researching the genealogy of our family. I first verified the research that had been done by Dr. Wilgus Bach, in the early 1900s. I studied his manuscript, which was titled, Some Families from the Breathitt County Area. It was challenging work, because some people from The Back-Bach Genealogical Society had scribbled all over it, and had used white-out, to change what Dr. Bach had written. They had also inserted typed pages of information into his manuscript, to make it appear that he had typed them. Dr. Bach had interviewed many people who told him details about the family, including the fact that our family in southeastern Kentucky was founded by Joseph Back and his wife, Elizabeth Hoffman Maggard. They also told Dr. Bach that Joseph had come from Culpeper County, Virginia, and that he was related to the famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach.
I next verified the research that had been done by Tilden Bach, in the late 1900s. He had published a two-volume book titled, Our Bach Family Ancestral Heritage: From Thuringia, Germany to Quicksand, Kentucky. That book presented Dr. Bach's research, and it made the definitive connection between our family and Johann Sebastian Bach.
From there, I accumulated a great deal of additional information about our family, and the result has been the publication of two books.
The first book that I wrote was, We Came from Thuringia: Genealogy of the Bach Family in Breathitt County, Kentucky. This massive book features nearly 600 pages, and over 600 pictures. There are copies of documents, census reports, obituaries, and newspaper articles, as well as pictures of our ancestors and their graves. The book also includes a great deal of historical information, and many fascinating stories about family members. It truly is the definitive book on the genealogy of this family.
My second book was, TheBach (Back) Family in Southeastern Kentucky. This book is a condensed version of my first book. It contains all of the lineage that is in my first book, but it is smaller and much more affordable. It also includes more information about the members of our family who lived in adjoining counties, including Letcher County and Harlan County.
I invite you to read one of these two books. You will discover what a fascinating ancestry you really have!
Our Bach (Back) ancestors came from
not Freudenberg, Germany.
We do not descend from Hermann Bach (Harman Back).
These books document the actual genealogy of our Bach (Back) family.