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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 1 day
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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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 • 37,417 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Brian Backes (764)[Leave Message]
Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Morrison
Thomas Tibor #142072855
Thank you so much for the correction. I must have listed the cemetery from "A graveside service, " as it had it listed as Saint Peters & Paul, but I corrected it to Saints Peter & Paul. I'm glad you had my back on this one.
Added by Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Mor... on Aug 27, 2016 2:18 PM
Karen Griswold Stroh
Thank you for the transfers and all you do
Added by Karen Griswold Stroh on Aug 26, 2016 9:47 AM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
Thanks for Grave Marker photos for Irvin and Darlene Huft.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Aug 26, 2016 9:08 AM
Daniel Snyder
Harry Penfold Snyder
Thanks Brian!
Added by Daniel Snyder on Aug 22, 2016 1:37 AM
Thanks for the photo of Angeline.

Added by amh0705 on Aug 21, 2016 11:10 PM
Kelsey Buckley
Thank you
I would just like to express my gratitude to you for getting a pictureally of my grandfather's memorial.

Thank you so much
Added by Kelsey Buckley on Aug 21, 2016 4:15 PM
Cheryl Senescall
Deb Janz
Thanks for the photo of Debbie's marker. Appreciate all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Cheryl Senescall on Aug 21, 2016 4:11 PM
Sandi Evilsizer Koscak
Doris Daughtery
Thanks for going the extra mile.
Added by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak on Aug 21, 2016 4:08 PM
Agnes Meidinger
Lynne Fleck
Brian, Thanks so much for the picture of the grave marker for Lynne Fleck, you took a very nice photo. I appreciate your service so much as I am unable to drive and take photos myself. It used to be a fun thing but as we age it is more difficult. So thanks again.
Added by Agnes Meidinger on Aug 18, 2016 9:40 PM
deanna french
RE: Burleigh Co. N.D. photo T.J. Tully
That would be nice, but don't feel pressured to do it if you are busy. Either way I appreciate your kindness. Thank you
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 16, 2016 8:15 PM
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