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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 28 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.

In April 2016 they did another article. 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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Messages left for Brian Backes (803)[Leave Message]
James Henry Fowler
Thank you for the prompt edit.
Added by Morford on Jun 12, 2017 4:31 PM
Ronald Leingang
Thank you for the photo Brian.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 06, 2017 9:40 AM
Marian and Colin Cary grave markers
Thank you so much for taking these photographs. Judy Muck
Added by JLMuck on Jun 05, 2017 7:03 PM
Matt Mattson
Thank you for taking the time to get a photo of where Matt Mattson's grave site is. Sad that neither he, nor his wife had a headstone. I'm researching the family of a friend of mine who is 89 years old. Matt Mattson was his grandfather. I appreciate your efforts.
Added by Jorgy on Jun 04, 2017 2:51 AM
Dave Feist
Transfer of Memorials
Thank you Brian for transferring the memorials to me.

Dave Feist
Added by Dave Feist on May 27, 2017 7:40 PM
Jo Berta Flickinger
John H. Bailey headstone
Thank you for making photos of my cousin John H. Bailey and his wife headstone. When I save and then try to insert them in a book I am writing, they are stretched way out. Can't make out name on either marker. His WWII or the other. What can be done about that?

J.B. Bailey
Added by Jo Berta Flickinger on May 27, 2017 3:47 PM
Gwen Doreen Kubberness
Thank you ever so much for the photo of my cousin's grave. Much appreciated.

God Bless

Added by Gwen Doreen Kubberness on May 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Valice Raffi
Magdeline Karcher Schultz
Thank you for updating her memorial!
Added by Valice Raffi on May 01, 2017 7:53 AM
Mark Alexander
Dorman and Rupp families
Thank you very much for the thoughtfulness and many hours you have devoted to this. Your hard work is truly appreciated.
Added by Mark Alexander on Apr 30, 2017 3:46 PM
Gwen Doreen Kubberness
Transfer of memorials
Thank you for your kindness

Added by Gwen Doreen Kubberness on Apr 23, 2017 4:24 PM
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