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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 25 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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Gwen Kubberness
Rowley graves in Fairview
Hello these are my husbands grandparents could you please link them together as husband and wife
58882188 & 58882174 Augustus Rodelle Rowley & wife Mary Octavia Tower.

Thank you very much

Added by Gwen Kubberness on Apr 25, 2015 10:47 AM
Pamela Vaughan
Thank yo so very much for volunteering to take this photo for us!
Warm Regards,
Added by Pamela Vaughan on Apr 20, 2015 7:57 AM
Carol Mieske
Robert Morrissey headstone
Thank you so much for taking a picture of Robert's headstone. I just wanted him to know he had family that loved him.
Added by Carol Mieske on Apr 18, 2015 3:21 PM
Mike (Dino) Peterson
Sorum - Mandan Cemetery
super picture. Thanks for your help, the time you spent and all that you put into great pictures.
Added by Mike (Dino) Peterson on Apr 18, 2015 2:02 PM
About Jacob G "Jake" and Emma Berger
Thanks for the picture of this tombstone ..... I appreciate it
Added by Mette on Mar 28, 2015 10:39 AM
Adam and Pauline Ehlis
Hello Brian,

Thank you for the excellent photo of Adam and Pauline's marker. I greatly appreciate it!

Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on Mar 19, 2015 8:35 AM
Lahren photos
Thanks Brian, for the Lahren grave marker photos. I'm going to go with the birth year on the stone for Henry, not the date on the profile, unless I hear differently from someone. Again, thanks for all you are doing to help people with their Ancestry hunts.
Added by ckksbroom on Mar 18, 2015 9:18 AM
Peter N Doll's tombstone photo
Hi Brian,

Thanks very much for taking this tombstone photo of my distant relative. I do appreciate it!
Added by Debbie on Mar 18, 2015 5:03 AM
Gwen Kubberness
RE: 61980206
I was given copies of all the Webb Brother Funeral Home records, so I scanned them into my laptop and I am trying to connect as many as I can on Findagrave. This was the only info I had for this person. But in genealogy every little bit helps.
Added by Gwen Kubberness on Mar 15, 2015 2:02 PM
Dennis Judt
Thank you very much for Dennis' headstone photo!
Added by CEF on Mar 15, 2015 1:54 PM
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