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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 13 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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 • 35,746 Memorials Added
 • 34,471 Memorials Managed
 • 136 Memorials/week
 • 47,604 Photos
 • 3 Photo Requests
 • 844 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 69 Virtual Flowers
 • 7 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 5 Sponsorships
 • 2 Friends
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Messages left for Brian Backes (541)[Leave Message]
Rich Pasco
Elsie Violet Fandrich Saville
Thank You for adding the grave pictures of my mother-in-law Elsie Violet Fandrich Saville to her Find A Grave memorial on June 7.

She and I grew very close during the last six years of her life. Her ashes were placed into the niche shown in your photographs today, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the ceremony, so your photos especially appreciated.
Added by Rich Pasco on Jul 13, 2014 10:17 PM
Allene Brewer Rauh
Thanks yet again. I keep finding more relatives who stayed behind in North Dakota.
Added by Allene Brewer Rauh on Jul 12, 2014 3:55 PM
Patricia Cooper
Gravestone Photo for my Aut
Thankyu Brian for the headstone Photo for Bridgetta "Bridget" Sullivan Flemmer. Patricia
Added by Patricia Cooper on Jul 07, 2014 11:18 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
George DODGe
Many thanks for you attempted photo for George, I was sorry to hear that no headstone was there.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Jul 07, 2014 9:49 AM
Memorials # 54286761 & 54286816
Brian - Thank You for the transfer of maintenance of my maternal Great, Great Grand mother and her third husband Peter Meyer. don
Added by donaldkrueger254 on Jul 06, 2014 5:36 PM
Andrew Daft
Robert Aberle
Thank you for the photo! May I have your permission to add it with credit to my tree?
Added by Andrew Daft on Jul 06, 2014 5:24 PM
William Croghan
Frank Rumer Pic
Thanks so much for the pictures!!!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Jun 23, 2014 5:48 PM
William D. Thomas
I can't thank you enough for the picture of Bill and Irene's tombstone. It was a beautiful picture and so clear. You are a very generous and giving person. I live in Arkansas so don't get to the Dakotas like I would like. Have lots of family in North and South Dakota tho..Thank you so much again.
NaDean VanSant
Added by sparky1 on Jun 19, 2014 10:28 PM
Peggy Litzo
Brian - Thank you for going out and taking these photos for me... Hope you had a good day for this - just from the photo I would say you've been getting lots of moisture up your way hope you continue to have a great summer. Peggy
Added by Peggy Litzo on Jun 14, 2014 8:08 PM
immediate edit
Thank you for an instantaneous edit. I thought there was something wrong with my computer. Your FINDAGRAVE contributions are impressive!! Don
Added by Vinje on Jun 14, 2014 7:08 AM
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