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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 3 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.

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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 • 36,701 Memorials Added
 • 35,300 Memorials Managed
 • 112 Memorials/Week
 • 52,045 Photos
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 • 1,173 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 83 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 6 Sponsorships
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Messages left for Brian Backes (676)[Leave Message]
Gerald Deer
Maria Brecht.
Thank you for adding Maria picture on Find A Grave site. We don't get to her grave site because of the distance from Michigan. Thanks from all or family.
Added by Gerald Deer on Oct 04, 2015 6:57 AM
DG Bender
Re: Zimmermann Burials
Thank you very much Brian for your ongoing photo work.
Your excellent cooperation and thoughtfulness is second to none! Therefore if you wish to maintain any memorial that I presently control, by all means feel free to ask.
DG Bender (#47380620)
Added by DG Bender on Oct 03, 2015 10:57 AM
Thank you for this correction. I have moved the memorial to the cemetery you requested.
Added by SღPRICEღNance on Oct 03, 2015 7:51 AM
Scott Failmezger
Hi Brian,
Thank you for grabbing those pictures for me so fast! Have a great day. Scott
Added by Scott Failmezger on Oct 02, 2015 4:58 PM
RE: Laverne Mosbrucker Huck's tombstone photo
Holy moly! Good luck with all of those. May take a little while for you! Have fun.


re: RE: Laverne Mosbrucker Huck's tombstone photo
Hi Debbie, You're very welcome. I am spending my evening posting gravestone photos. I was at Hebron yesterday taking over 800 gravestone photos so I have lots of work to do.
Added by Brian Backes on Sep 28, 2015 7:37 PM
Added by Debbie on Oct 01, 2015 11:12 PM
Douglas Kirk Sorensen
RE: Ulmer photo requests
Thank you Brian for entering the fine headstone photos and for straightening out the correct name of the cemetery. I think everything is okay now. Thanks again - Doug Sorensen
Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Oct 01, 2015 10:35 PM
Dale & Corinne Wise
Thank you for the burial cemetery correction

Dale Wise
Added by Dale & Corinne Wise on Oct 01, 2015 9:27 AM
Floyd Jahraus
Thank you for the burial cemetery correction.
Added by SღPRICEღNance on Sep 30, 2015 7:56 AM
David Peterson
Hi Brian,
Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph the Nanntt and Werth markers. I really appreciate it.
Dave Peterson
Added by David Peterson on Sep 29, 2015 8:02 AM
Laverne Mosbrucker Huck's tombstone photo
Thank you, Brian, for taking this tombstone photo of my distant relative in the ND Vets Cemetery! I really appreciate it.
Hope you are enjoying your evening.

Kind regards,
Added by Debbie on Sep 28, 2015 6:15 PM
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