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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 30 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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 • 36,500 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Brian Backes (637)[Leave Message]
Linda Dallas Sharp
Rumer foto
Thank you very much for getting Vera Rumer's grave photo!
Added by Linda Dallas Sharp on Jun 28, 2015 6:56 AM
Burials in Mandan Union Cemetery
Thank you for the photos of my distant cousins and their spouses, Christian G. Olsen, Randy Jahraus, and Dennis K. Thiel. I see that Anne, Christian's wife, is also buried there too, and I can't find her memorial page, I'll add her memorial page so you can add her photo in.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jun 27, 2015 12:12 PM
Elaine Ellingson
Thank you so much for the pictures! I appreciate you taking the time.

Added by Elaine Ellingson on Jun 23, 2015 6:43 AM
124505876 Mantz Transfer
Thank you for transferring the Mantz family to me. I appreciate it. If there is ever anything I can do for you, just let me know. Red53
Added by Red53 on Jun 17, 2015 10:04 AM
B. Helmer
Gustav Thorson
Thanks again for another photo, this one for Gustav Thorson.
Added by B. Helmer on Jun 13, 2015 7:46 AM
B. Helmer
Susan Holbrook Harold
Thank You for the photo of Susan Harold.
Added by B. Helmer on Jun 13, 2015 7:43 AM
Margo Erick
Schock and Job families
Hi - thanks for doing the edits for the Schock and Job families at Zoar Cemetery. They are my step-grandmother's parents and in-laws. I appreciate your work in documenting that cemetery!
Added by Margo Erick on Jun 12, 2015 4:45 PM
Linda Proudler
A big shout out to thank you for taking this picture. Even though there is no headstone for John, I truly needed a picture of where he is buried along with his wife, Margaret, for family tree. My sister-in-law is a BUCKLEY and she lives in Fl - a long way from Mandan, ND! So thank you very much!
Added by Linda Proudler on Jun 09, 2015 4:57 AM
Janet and Clarence Maier
Thank you again Brian, this time for the photos of Janet's and Clarence's marker!

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 08, 2015 7:08 AM
Hello Brian,

Thank you for the multiple photos of the Feist family that I requested. I appreciate it.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 08, 2015 7:05 AM
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