|Brian Backes (#47148484)|
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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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|Dstmnstr||RE: Willman-Feland families in North Dakota|
Yeah thank you, most of my maternal grandfather's side lived in North Dakota and they're Norwegian too.
Added by Dstmnstr on Dec 19, 2014 6:11 AM
|Dstmnstr||Willman-Feland families in North Dakota|
Hey are you related to the Willman-Feland families? Because Emil Margido Willman Sr. and Olivia Feland were both my great great grandparents. I've seen that you've added so many Willman and Feland descendants in Sims Cemetery in North Dakota too.
Added by Dstmnstr on Dec 18, 2014 7:51 AM
|Laura W||Photo Permission|
Hello Brian, I would like permission to use the photo you have posted at Woodlawn Cem for Avery Danforth. Should I come across others may I use them as well? Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Laura W
Added by Laura W on Dec 13, 2014 9:51 AM
|jonathan||CORNISH AND CHADWICK|
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE.LOOKING FOR MY FAMILY HISTORY WOULD NOT BE AS FAR ALONG WITH OUT YOU. jAN MURPHY
Added by jonathan on Nov 29, 2014 8:25 AM
Thank You for letting me Know that the Grave is unmarked and taking a Picture of it.
Thank You very Much
|Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne||North Dakota Veterans Cemetery|
Thanks for the Grave Marker photo for Marlene Schimke.
|John Clay Harris||Ref: Memorial # 74140734|
Brien Thanks so much for adding the graves stones of my Parker cousins.It's nice to see their stones are intact.
|James Odland||The Ciavarellas, Bernhardts & Webers|
Thank you very much for photographing the grave markers of all three sets of families and adding them onto there respective memorial pages.
My friend' maiden name is Ciavarella and she is directly related. She will be pleased also.
|Lin McNamara||Stephan & Mary Gussner|
I'll try again, Brian. Thank you so much for the photos. Stephan & Mary are my husband's grandparents. He someday will be buried next to them even though we live in California. Thank you again. Lin
|Allene Brewer Rauh||Thanks again Brian|
It's good to see. All of the care the little baby's grave has received. I take photos in my local cemetery and know this is not always true. I promise to remember to not request photos during the winter.
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