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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 19 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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 Website: www.brianbackes.tribalpag...
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 • 35,770 Memorials Added
 • 34,477 Memorials Managed
 • 131 Memorials/week
 • 47,970 Photos
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 • 861 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 71 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 5 Sponsorships
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Messages left for Brian Backes (553)[Leave Message]
Anton & Mary Boehm transfers
Thank you Brian for transferring these 2 relatives into my further care. I do appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your day!
Added by Debbie on Sep 16, 2014 9:22 AM
Allene Brewer Rauh
Thanks far getting a picture of my great aunt's grave.
Added by Allene Brewer Rauh on Sep 13, 2014 4:41 PM
Stephen's Mom :-(
Esther Bullard Memorial# 80408137
I was so happy to see the Memorial page for my Aunt Esther Bullard. Could you please transfer it to me. Thank you so much for posting it :-)
Added by Stephen's Mom :-( on Sep 03, 2014 4:39 PM
Kenneth Schumacher
Hi Brian,

Thank you for fulfilling another one of my requests! Greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on Sep 02, 2014 12:58 PM
Thank you for transferring
Hi Brian:

Thank you for transferring my great grandparents memorials to me. I really appreciate it

Best wishes,
Added by Cheddah on Aug 31, 2014 2:50 PM
Nilsen Grave Marker
Thank you for you help. I appreciated your effort taking a picture for me. Thank you
Added by Mary on Aug 30, 2014 9:44 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Norman William GULER
Many thanks for the photo for Norman by 1st cousin 2 times removed and also a photo for his wife Colleen Francis (BEAUCLAIR) back in 2011 and placing both on their respective memorials.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Aug 27, 2014 5:35 PM
Patty Throesch
Ben W. and Bernice Bennett
Would it be possible to transfer Ben W. Bennett # 47018095 and his Daughter Bernice Bennett # 47018160 to me. This was my Grandmother Addie's family and I would like to take care of them. I am so grateful that you found their graves, I have searched for years. I did not ask before when you gave me the information because I was new to Find a Grave. My idea #47835863 thank you
again, Patty Throesch
Added by Patty Throesch on Aug 16, 2014 9:09 AM
Carr Brothers
Thanks for the Richard and Robert's memorials. Uh . . . Richard's middle name is spelled Gale - my error. Thanks!!


Added by EM on Aug 07, 2014 10:59 AM
Anita Wells Andazola
RE: Re: Amy Melvin's husband
Thank you so much for the information, Brian. The mystery continues. I have been researching my Melvin family for a long time and am just now finding bits and pieces about them; mostly in the Dakotas. Sad that George and Amy died on the same day. They had an 11 year old son and he lived with my great grandmother after the death of his parents. I have one picture of him with my dad, which I treasure. Thanks, again, Brian, I truly appreciate your help!
Added by Anita Wells Andazola on Jul 24, 2014 9:44 AM
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