How much time do you need to read the text below? I need 40 seconds. And yes, this font isn't just typical for documents in Thuringia, but for documents from all over Germany.
I provide this page on my website to help you get a feel for how many hours you might need to research a historical text. Imagine trying to do this while sitting in an archive facility somewhere in Germany. The energy to review all the literature, just to find the single page you want – this can be an enormous undertaking without the proper expertise.
Underway in the matter of the Johann Sebastian Bach genealogy: I discovered this document, when Renate and Peter Bach, Jr. hired me in 2011 and found me by a recommendation of the AGOFF, which is the "Working-Group of Eastern Germany Family Researchers". They recommended me and shortly after that the Bachs and I became friends. If you are more interested in the genealogy of the greatest family of musicians on earth please click here.