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Backus Family History (#47039629)
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Bio Photo I am Dave Backus, I co-own the Backus Family History web site. I live in Elmira Heights, New York.
I am researching my main branches, Backus, Lattin, Southard, Bailey, Dana, Strong, Cross, Switzer, plus many more branches of my family. Most are from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania, but family is scattered thru out the United States and Canada.
You have my permission to use any GRAVESTONE PICTURE taken by me for private uses. For public use, you may use them as long as I am given credit. For commercial use, please contact me. ANY OTHER PHOTOS MAY NOT be used without WRITTEN permission on ANY SITE!
I have been doing genealogy since 2003. I enjoy walking thru the cemeteries and taking photos of the real old stones, wanting to preserve them, because someday they will be gone or unreadable. I will do transfers outside of the FAG guidelines, as long as I am not related to the person in the memorial.

NOTE: I know some people do not like it when you manage more memorials then you create, in my case I have asked for a few, but most of them are transferred to me after I have given info on the memorial. I have been messaged by a couple FAGravers because of this (and they are not very kind). I am not in the numbers game like some are. I just wish all the memorials have as much info as can be, and linked to family, that way it may help another person out with their tree.

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RE: Charles J Corbin
Many thanks for your help in the transfer:)
Added by 1_might_B_1 on May 25, 2014 2:43 PM
Ruth Wright
The memorial is now in your care. If more family please let me know.
Added by caroline on Apr 26, 2014 11:46 AM
Polly Harrison
I transferred her memorial plus others. If there are more family please let me know. I am so happy when my memorials get claimed by family no matter how distant.
Added by caroline on Apr 17, 2014 6:12 PM
Just wanted to say, "Thanks!", for posting the Maple Grove Cemetery photo!
Added by ttocsmij on Apr 15, 2014 1:36 PM
Hi! Dave, I appreciate transferring Mabel and her infant child to me but after consideration Mabel was the step-daughter of David B. Backus. Therefore, much closer being of relation to the Backus family than anyone in my family tree. I've transferred them back to you. It was generous to offer but I do hope someday a McNeil family related person will come along to be their respectable sponsor. Thanks! Rich
Added by ScottishPiper on Apr 14, 2014 8:55 AM
RE: Re: Ethel Coburn Backus
Your welcome
Added by cjgriffith on Apr 09, 2014 1:25 PM
Lillian Augusta Davis Orr
Thank you for providing Lillian's middle name and information to link her with her parents. Lillian's memorial has been updated to include this information.
Added by Kathy on Mar 27, 2014 11:58 PM
Dale Schaefer
RE: George and Emma Rudisill
Photo's added. Thx.
Added by Dale Schaefer on Jan 25, 2014 4:34 PM
RE: Theodore Backus
I got the death year taken care of, deleted the ones in Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Livonia, connected Theodore to his parents and I updated the memorials with the death notices that my mom has in her arsenal of data. It's unbelievable the amount of information she has, Dad always kidded about needing to build her another house to hold all her work. Take Care Dave and Great Gleanings with your continued searching!

Sarah, daughter of Butterfly~Kisses
Added by Butterfly~Kisses on Jan 23, 2014 10:15 PM
RE: Theodore Backus
Hello Dave,
Pulled out the photo disk after work, and the last two digits were reversed on the memorial, so I corrected it. Thanks for bring it to our attention.

Sarah, daughter of Butterfly~Kisses
Added by Butterfly~Kisses on Jan 22, 2014 11:31 PM
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