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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I discovered Find A Grave while searching for the grave of my grandfather's brother. This simple little search sent me on a mission to search for my ancestors and get some of my family history on Find A Grave. Once I got hooked on genealogy, I decided I could help others by adding names to the site so that sent me onto my new "hobby" - photographing graves, and now I am totally addicted. I hope my work on Find A Grave will help others in their search or allow them to "visit" a loved one's grave.

I'm not one of those people who think they give a prize for managing the most memorials. If you have any connection to someone that I have created a memorial for, I will gladly transfer it, as long as they are not in my tree.

The Bismarck Tribune did a very nice article on my cemetery project a while back. Click Here to view the article.

I have set up a Tribalpages family tree. Click on the link below to view it.

If I have taken a photograph of your ancestor's tombstone and it is of poor quality (shadows/overgrown with grass/hard to read/etc), please let me know and I will see what I can do about taking a better one. It is hard to take good photographs of all the markers when I am at a cemetery as the angle of the sun is often poor the stones don't photograph well.

If I have helped you in your search, please return the favor and "pay it forward" and do your part to help out someone else.
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 Website: www.brianbackes.tribalpag...
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 • 35,770 Memorials Added
 • 34,477 Memorials Managed
 • 131 Memorials/week
 • 47,987 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 864 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 71 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 5 Sponsorships
 • 2 Friends
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Messages left for Brian Backes (555)[Leave Message]
Megan S.
Luella Rosenberg Riedl
Thank you so much for adding the photo of Luella's headstone back in May (she is buried in Dickinson, ND). She was my great-grandmother and her passing was very hard on me and the rest of the family; she was one of the kindest people you would ever meet. I don't have the means to go visit her final resting place, but now I can at least visit it here whenever I like.

Added by Megan S. on Sep 21, 2014 1:37 PM
darryle lanz
Thank you for the photo
Added by BevG on Sep 20, 2014 3:24 PM
Anton & Mary Boehm transfers
Thank you Brian for transferring these 2 relatives into my further care. I do appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your day!
Added by Debbie on Sep 16, 2014 9:22 AM
Allene Brewer Rauh
Thanks far getting a picture of my great aunt's grave.
Added by Allene Brewer Rauh on Sep 13, 2014 4:41 PM
Stephen's Mom :-(
Esther Bullard Memorial# 80408137
I was so happy to see the Memorial page for my Aunt Esther Bullard. Could you please transfer it to me. Thank you so much for posting it :-)
Added by Stephen's Mom :-( on Sep 03, 2014 4:39 PM
Kenneth Schumacher
Hi Brian,

Thank you for fulfilling another one of my requests! Greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on Sep 02, 2014 12:58 PM
Thank you for transferring
Hi Brian:

Thank you for transferring my great grandparents memorials to me. I really appreciate it

Best wishes,
Added by Cheddah on Aug 31, 2014 2:50 PM
Nilsen Grave Marker
Thank you for you help. I appreciated your effort taking a picture for me. Thank you
Added by Mary on Aug 30, 2014 9:44 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Norman William GULER
Many thanks for the photo for Norman by 1st cousin 2 times removed and also a photo for his wife Colleen Francis (BEAUCLAIR) back in 2011 and placing both on their respective memorials.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Aug 27, 2014 5:35 PM
Patty Throesch
Ben W. and Bernice Bennett
Would it be possible to transfer Ben W. Bennett # 47018095 and his Daughter Bernice Bennett # 47018160 to me. This was my Grandmother Addie's family and I would like to take care of them. I am so grateful that you found their graves, I have searched for years. I did not ask before when you gave me the information because I was new to Find a Grave. My idea #47835863 thank you
again, Patty Throesch
Added by Patty Throesch on Aug 16, 2014 9:09 AM
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