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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 30 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.

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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 • 37,112 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Brian Backes (714)[Leave Message]
Linda Dallas Sharp
Thanks soooo much for the foto!
Added by Linda Dallas Sharp on Apr 30, 2016 11:33 AM
Karen Ziege Bartelt
RE: Mathias Backes photo
No problem!
Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Apr 29, 2016 10:13 PM
Heather Waite
Ellen C. Johnson
Thank you for this information. Heard of the sad story from my mom. Ellen's husband Axel is my great great Uncle. Never could find any information to back up the story but you have done a great job. Thank you so much.
Added by Heather Waite on Apr 16, 2016 5:52 PM
Thank you
Thank you for transferring my relatives to me. Best wishes, Samantha
Added by Samantha on Apr 14, 2016 7:34 AM
Alexandra du Bois
Thank You
Hi Brian,
Just a quick note of gratitude, I really appreciate you taking Frank's headstone photo for me. If you ever need a photo from the Central Valley, CA area, please don't hesitate to ask.
Added by Alexandra du Bois on Apr 09, 2016 9:32 PM
B. Helmer
Morris photos
Thanks very much for the two Morris photos and for all you do.
Added by B. Helmer on Mar 26, 2016 5:13 PM
Agnes Meidinger
Elmer Graff
Thanks for your time in getting me the grave marker for Elmer Graff i appreciate your help.

Added by Agnes Meidinger on Mar 14, 2016 9:39 PM
Alisa Dawn Hertel
Memorial# 124787510
Hello Brian
Would love to know if we are related. If not, I would love to manage the memorial of my great grandfather Jacob Wolf. I did edit to add a link to my great grandmother Maria Wutske Wolf.

Thank you for the work you do.

Added by Alisa Dawn Hertel on Mar 14, 2016 3:47 PM
Cheryl Hager
mem#59956407 Michael & Mary Glass
Thank you Brian, again, for yet another picture to add to my family tree. You had a very beautiful day in March to do this!
Added by Cheryl Hager on Mar 14, 2016 2:00 PM
Ralph and Peter Friesz

Thank you once again for fulfilling two more requests for Ralph and Peter's markers. Truly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Mar 14, 2016 7:40 AM
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