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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 29 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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 • 37,136 Memorials Added
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Agnes Meidinger
Roehrich Grave Markers
Hi Brian, Thanks so very much for the photos of Darlene & Thomas Roehrich's grave markers. I kind of envy you I used to love walking through cemeteries my sister and I used to spend our vacations going through cemeteries. Some how age has made us find other sources of entertainment. Thanks again appreciate it very much.
Added by Agnes Meidinger on May 18, 2016 10:22 PM
Forest Palmer
Once again thank you for the time you spend helping people with memorials. It is truly appreciated. Robin
Added by Robin on May 18, 2016 7:36 AM
Clara Palmer
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Clara's final resting place. Robin
Added by Robin on May 18, 2016 7:35 AM
William and Belle Bickert
Hello Brian,

Thank you once again for another fulfillment. Greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on May 18, 2016 6:19 AM
Photo request..
Dear Brian,

Just a note to thank you for taking my picture I requested on Find A Grave.
You are very kind.

Yours Truly,
Gail Rapoza
Added by grapo on May 17, 2016 3:57 PM
Jackie Ross
Gary Page
Thank you Brian for taking the time to take the photo! I appreciate it! Jackie
Added by Jackie Ross on May 17, 2016 2:46 PM
Conni Brady ~ MAMA CAT
jacobsen CLEO D. & ALVIN E.
MEM #59778266 & 59778227 They are cousins in my family. If you're not related would you transfer their loving care to me? Thank you for keepin' an eye on them for me ;-) Conni Brady Brown
Added by Conni Brady ~ MAMA CAT on May 12, 2016 5:28 PM
Jackie Ross
Mary Anna Winn Bader
Thanks for the picture Brian! I always appreciate your time!
Added by Jackie Ross on May 09, 2016 1:37 PM
Cheryl Hager
Lester Richter
Thank you yet again for another great picture
Added by Cheryl Hager on May 02, 2016 8:23 AM
Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Roberta Ann Talmadge
Thank you Brian for such a beautiful headstone photo. It makes her memorial look so nice! Best Regards - Doug Sorensen
Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Apr 30, 2016 10:56 PM
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