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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 9 months
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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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 • 36,411 Memorials Added
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 • 49,361 Photos
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 • 80 Virtual Flowers
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Messages left for Brian Backes (622)[Leave Message]
Donna Anderson Bridges
Peter Nasset
Thank you very much for the transfer
Added by Donna Anderson Bridges on Mar 29, 2015 10:22 PM
About Jacob G "Jake" and Emma Berger
Thanks for the picture of this tombstone ..... I appreciate it
Added by Mette on Mar 28, 2015 10:39 AM
Adam and Pauline Ehlis
Hello Brian,

Thank you for the excellent photo of Adam and Pauline's marker. I greatly appreciate it!

Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on Mar 19, 2015 8:35 AM
Lahren photos
Thanks Brian, for the Lahren grave marker photos. I'm going to go with the birth year on the stone for Henry, not the date on the profile, unless I hear differently from someone. Again, thanks for all you are doing to help people with their Ancestry hunts.
Added by ckksbroom on Mar 18, 2015 9:18 AM
Clem Wetsch's tombstone in Mandan Union
Thank you Brian for fulfilling this photo request of a distant relative of mine. The snow must all be melted in Mandan as well as Minot. ;-)
Added by Debbie on Mar 18, 2015 5:23 AM
Peter N Doll's tombstone photo
Hi Brian,

Thanks very much for taking this tombstone photo of my distant relative. I do appreciate it!
Added by Debbie on Mar 18, 2015 5:03 AM
Gwen Kubberness
RE: 61980206
I was given copies of all the Webb Brother Funeral Home records, so I scanned them into my laptop and I am trying to connect as many as I can on Findagrave. This was the only info I had for this person. But in genealogy every little bit helps.
Added by Gwen Kubberness on Mar 15, 2015 2:02 PM
Dennis Judt
Thank you very much for Dennis' headstone photo!
Added by CEF on Mar 15, 2015 1:54 PM
Bertha and Alfred Center Photos
Hi Brian,
I wish to thank you so much for the wonderful photos of the Bertha and Alfred Center headstones. They are great and are very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time. It is extra special for our families who are at much distance away to see them.
Our best regards to you.
Added by OLGA on Mar 15, 2015 12:41 AM
P.O.W. Dad
Peter & Barbara Paul
Thank You very much for the great photo of Peter & Barbara's headstone.
Added by P.O.W. Dad on Mar 14, 2015 5:21 PM
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