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Brian Backes (#47148484)
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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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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Oestreich photos
Thank you very much for these fine photos, as well as your time and dedication. Very much appreciated. Blessings!
Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on May 04, 2015 8:35 AM
Laura V
Skudesness Lutheran Cem in Kidder Co, ND
Hi Brian,
I am Laura V and I am a direct descendant of John / Jan Ingebretsen Dyrland (#21739305) and wife Kjestine who are buried in the Skudesness Lutheran Cem. in Kidder Co, ND.

I will be in the general area the first week of June 2015 and would like to go out to the cemetery to pay respects and take photos. I've been able to find it on Google maps so I think I have a good idea about how to get there but ..

I was wondering if you can tell me who I need to contact to get permission to be on the property. It appears that this is on someone's farm and I don't want to trespass.

Thanks for your help,
Laura V
Added by Laura V on May 04, 2015 7:48 AM
John Nielson
Theodore and Viola Mooers

I have moved the two memorials over to Sims Cemetery. Thank you again

Added by John Nielson on May 02, 2015 6:04 PM
Misty Dawn
William boehm
Thanks for the photo!!! Regards, Misty
Added by Misty Dawn on May 02, 2015 4:21 PM
Allene Brewer Rauh
Thanks yet another time.
You are a prince. Looks like I am related to the whole cemetery.
Added by Allene Brewer Rauh on May 02, 2015 2:59 PM
Gwen Kubberness
Rowley graves in Fairview
Hello these are my husbands grandparents could you please link them together as husband and wife
58882188 & 58882174 Augustus Rodelle Rowley & wife Mary Octavia Tower.

Thank you very much

Added by Gwen Kubberness on Apr 25, 2015 10:47 AM
Pamela Vaughan
Thank yo so very much for volunteering to take this photo for us!
Warm Regards,
Added by Pamela Vaughan on Apr 20, 2015 7:57 AM
Carol Mieske
Robert Morrissey headstone
Thank you so much for taking a picture of Robert's headstone. I just wanted him to know he had family that loved him.
Added by Carol Mieske on Apr 18, 2015 3:21 PM
Mike (Dino) Peterson
Sorum - Mandan Cemetery
super picture. Thanks for your help, the time you spent and all that you put into great pictures.
Added by Mike (Dino) Peterson on Apr 18, 2015 2:02 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
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