|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. Some markers do not photograph well no matter what the angle of the sun is.
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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|Allene Sawyer Rauh||Thank You. Thank you|
I wish you could only know what a wonderful thing you have done for me and my family. My Russian immigrant family moved to Southern California as a group right after WWII. These are those they left behind.
|lmemery||Thank you for photo of the Sullivans!|
Thanks so much for the speedy response to my request for photos of the Sullivans' headstones. This information will be used in an application for the Daughters of the American Revolution membership, so your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Added by lmemery on Nov 27, 2013 10:57 PM
|Lisa Moschkau||RE: Copyright Photos|
Thanks so much for letting me use your photos. I appreciate your volunteer work with this project. We benefit much!
|Rose Moszer||Barbara Schumacher Moszer|
What a wonderful surprise....Thank you so much for the transfer. I didn't ask for one because I didn't know if you were a relative also. I have requested a transfer for grandpa Moszer also. Trust that they will be cared for and thank you for all that you do.
|Bill Myers||Novotny Family ~|
Hey Brian ~
Thank you so much for shooting the headstones of Henry and Josephine Novotny. Great job, thanks for making the trip! Also thank you for sweeping off the head stone.
Bill Myers, Newberg, Oregon.
thank you , very much
|Trevor Kollmann||Anna (Sauer) Sauer|
If you are interested, I have created a page for Anna's father August. Memorial #116601612. I had stopped by this summer looking for someone else. I don't seem to have a photo of a marker for his wife and I can't recall if it was there.
|KPS||Katherine Culver - Julia Gross|
Thank you once again for your awesome pictures!
I greatly appreciate it.
Added by KPS on Nov 08, 2013 9:07 AM
Thanks Brian for the photo of Edwin Sorenson's headstone; he was a cousin to my mother.
|Judy||Marvin Thompson photo|
Thank you for posting this photo! Were you sitting at the cemetery when I requested the photo?? ha, ha Thanks again, Sincerely, Judy
Added by Judy on Nov 06, 2013 10:11 PM
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