|Brian Backes (#47148484)|
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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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|Anita Wells Andazola||Re: Amy Melvin's husband|
When you photographed Amy's headstone did you happen to notice if there were any other names on the headstone? Her husband was George Melvin and they died on the same day. They died in Canton County, South Dakota and Amy was buried in Mandan Union Cemetery. I can't seem to locate my cousin, George. I just wondered if you might have noticed. It seems logical that they would both be buried there, but he is not listed.
Thanks so much!!
|Anita Wells Andazola||Amy Melvin|
Thank you for your kindness in taking a photo of Amy Melvin's headstone.
|dianne sargent||Peggy Doolan Koch|
Brian ,thank you for the picture of Peggy Koch's grave in Mandan Union Cemetery.
|Rich Pasco||Elsie Violet Fandrich Saville|
Thank You for adding the grave pictures of my mother-in-law Elsie Violet Fandrich Saville to her Find A Grave memorial on June 7.
She and I grew very close during the last six years of her life. Her ashes were placed into the niche shown in your photographs today, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the ceremony, so your photos especially appreciated.
|Allene Brewer Rauh||Doll|
Thanks yet again. I keep finding more relatives who stayed behind in North Dakota.
|Patricia Cooper||Gravestone Photo for my Aut|
Thankyu Brian for the headstone Photo for Bridgetta "Bridget" Sullivan Flemmer. Patricia
|Russell Alan Babcock||George DODGe|
Many thanks for you attempted photo for George, I was sorry to hear that no headstone was there.
|donaldkrueger254||Memorials # 54286761 & 54286816|
Brian - Thank You for the transfer of maintenance of my maternal Great, Great Grand mother and her third husband Peter Meyer. don
|Andrew Daft||Robert Aberle|
Thank you for the photo! May I have your permission to add it with credit to my Ancestry.com tree?
|William Croghan||Frank Rumer Pic|
Thanks so much for the pictures!!!!!!!
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