|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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|Linda Stienstra||Carvell Memorials|
Brian-Thank you for photographing the headstones for Lewis Benton Carvell (#66133850) and his wife Martha M. Carvell (#59779216). May I have your permission to add their headstone picture to my WikiTree page for each one of them? I am a Carvell research and Lewis B. is the cousin of my g-g-grandfather, Jeremiah Mark Carvell.
You can see Jeremiah's entry at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Carvell-50
Thank you for your consideration -
Thanks for adding the info.
|Douglas Kirk Sorensen||Warren Murray suggestion|
Thank you Brian. I've sent a request to admin people to remove it since I didn't create it.
Best Regards - Doug Sorensen
Thank you for taking the picture of the grave stone for my Uncle Joe. It a good picture and I really appreciate you letting me know that you have added it.
Added by JaniceH on Feb 22, 2014 5:26 PM
|Elaine Berkowitz||Harry Fiest|
Thanks so much for the photo of the headstone. It had not been set yet when we were there in September. Is the stone crooked? If so I want to inform my mother-in-law so she can address if possible.
|Lori Jarvis||Whitney Family|
Thank you Brian for all your hard and connections! I appreciate it so very much for helping me get my family altogether! Thanks for the transfers I really appreciate it! Happy Researching and Connecting.
|Lisa Burks||Oscar W Schmidt|
Hi Brian, thank you so much for transferring Oscar, and for all the great work you do on Find A Grave! :)
|Janice Dean LeMaster||Fort Lincoln|
Thanks so much for your hard work on Fort Lincoln Military. I like to leave flowers for veterans, and am especially drawn to the older fort cemeteries. Thanks again for all you do.
|angel searcher||Harry Redington|
Holy Smokes, that was faster than flipping a light switch. haha. Thank you sooooooooooooo much, I really appreciate it, and I will be sending more info on his wife. I love your bio, and appreciate all your hard work, I always pay it forward, I believe in Karma, I transfer alot, then I find more of my family. Thank you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|novakpack||Love the article|
Hi I just read the article you have attatched to you profile. Amazing work you are doing, and I am getting to where I am going to be hopefully doing the same this summer, as it is too cold for it be done right now. I envy you and your great work.
I feel as you do that paying it forward and finding the information that is lost is very important for helping people find and rediscover their famililies.
Thanks for sharing.
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