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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 8 years, 23 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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 • 37,724 Memorials Added
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 • 90 Memorials/Week
 • 55,835 Photos
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 • 1,397 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 93 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 6 Sponsorships
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Messages left for Brian Backes (808)[Leave Message]
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
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
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