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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 29 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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 • 36,534 Memorials Added
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 • 113 Memorials/Week
 • 50,321 Photos
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 • 1,086 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 82 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
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Messages left for Brian Backes (649)[Leave Message]
Nettie (Downing) Hanson
Thank you so much for the transfer and thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the findagrave website. :)
Added by Wee on Aug 12, 2015 1:00 AM
Nancy Zeltinger Austin
Anna & John Zeltinger
Hi Brian,
Thanks for transferring Anna & John to me. I appreciate it! Nancy
Added by Nancy Zeltinger Austin on Aug 07, 2015 12:04 PM
JR Blain
RE: William MacDonald photo request
Thank you Brian! Maybe by the fall the stone will be in. Thank you for trying.

Added by JR Blain on Aug 01, 2015 2:57 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
Randell Harris
Thank you so much for transferring a Randy's memorial to mr. I will try to locate the parents so I can connect them. I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Jul 29, 2015 6:42 PM
Alice Burgad
Hello Brian,

Thanks for fulfilling another one of my photo requests. Greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jul 22, 2015 2:06 PM
Dunahey family
Thank you for the photos of Alice, Charles, and Robert Dunahey, Alice was my distant cousin.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 21, 2015 4:52 PM
Thiel and Ostafin
Thank you for the photos of the Thiel and Ostafin couples that are all buried in Mandan Union Cemetery, Selma Ostafin and Gertrude Thiel were both my distant cousins.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 21, 2015 8:47 AM
Shirley Jacobchick
RE: St George Cemetery - Timmer
Hi Brian: "Accidently" came across this cemetery while I was lost looking for another one...did not even know which one it was or if it had been photographed. So I figured i better do it just in case :)
Added by Shirley Jacobchick on Jul 20, 2015 6:44 PM
Wetzstein photos (2)
Thank you Brian. You came through again.

Good job. I appreciate your work.

Added by Wanda on Jul 19, 2015 6:45 PM
Richard Stevenson
Donald Stevenson marker
Thanks for taking the picture of my Uncle Don's marker.

Rick Stevenson
Added by Richard Stevenson on Jul 18, 2015 5:16 PM
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