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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 21 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 (811)[Leave Message]
Patricia Munder Thompson
Monica Sturn Glasser 2 entires
Thanks for all the work you have done to preserve our history. You are a blessing.

I am doing research on the Munder family which includes 2 of the Sturns as son-in-laws. Noticed there are two entries for the same person:
Monica Sturn # 112136518 with limited info and
Monica Sturn Glasser # 112136429. Both the DOB and DOD are the same and the cemetery is the same. Can you please combine them?
I did enter a link for Monica Sturn to her parents: #92642237 (Stephan Sturn) and #92642524 (Marian Zander Sturn) Hope these can be included in Monica Sturn Glasser entry...or would you like me to enter them?
Thanks again!!
Pat Munder Thompson
Added by Patricia Munder Thompson on Aug 10, 2017 8:53 PM
Anna Herrera
John Peter Pick
Thank YOU so much, Brian, for transferring my GGG Grandfather's memorial to me!!! Anna
Added by Anna Herrera on Jul 31, 2017 9:40 PM
Elizabeth Nelson
Carl Halvorson
Hello, again,
There actually is a stone for Carl at the Rose Hill cemetery. Can you edit your caption that says he has an unmarked grave? Would you be willing to transfer ownership to me? Carl was the brother of my maternal grandmother, Thilda Halvorson Brasch.
Thanks again.
Beth Nelson
Added by Elizabeth Nelson on Jul 31, 2017 10:19 AM
Yvonne Barron
The Photos are great! Thank you so much for your time and dedication.
Yvonne Barron
Added by Yvonne Barron on Jul 18, 2017 6:52 AM
Cynthia Moore Pomeroy
5126545 Davis
Thank you for the photo .. HapPY hAUNTING
Added by Cynthia Moore Pomeroy on Jul 16, 2017 4:10 AM
Louis Tibesar
Thanks for fulfilling my photo request for Louis, as well as for his wife.
Added by LES WOODS on Jul 16, 2017 3:04 AM
1st Lt Tracey H Murrey
Hi Brian,
Thank you for the memorial.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Jul 14, 2017 7:53 AM
J Sadler
Re: Minnie Nelson

Thanks for taking the time to photograph the marker!

Added by J Sadler on Jul 09, 2017 2:23 PM
Norsk Amerikansk
Thank you
Thank you for the photos of Orville, Mary & Lynn, it is very much appreciated.

Added by Norsk Amerikansk on Jul 05, 2017 11:29 AM
Ronald Leingang
Thank you for the photo Brian.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 06, 2017 9:40 AM
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