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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 12 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.

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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Messages left for Brian Backes (697)[Leave Message]
Wanda Goode
Eunice Jerome
Brian, I am so pleased to see this headstone picture for my great-grandmother Eunice. She died giving birth to her eleventh child Eunice who was stillborn that day. I'm happy to see someone is doing this. I have not been able to get there to look for myself.

Wanda (Robinson) Goode
Added by Wanda Goode on Jan 24, 2016 5:39 PM
Dennis C. Olson
Gertrude Selvig
Hi Brian. I think there is a mistake with Gertrude. It appears that she is listed both at Fairview in Bismarck and St. Mary's in Bismarck with the stone at St. Mary's. She is at Fairview with apparently no stone. Her husband is John who is also buried at Fairview. We are friends of the family.
Added by Dennis C. Olson on Jan 23, 2016 7:57 AM
RE: Paul Swenson
Hey Brian,

THANKS!!! so much for the correction. I really appreciate it. It`s nice knowing what happen to Paul.
Have a great day
Added by Laurie on Jan 22, 2016 12:03 PM
RE: Rivinius
Thanks Brian for the transfers and for the information. I appreciate your time.
Added by JudyH on Jan 14, 2016 5:09 PM
Robert Wilson

Thank you much for transferring Robert Wilson to me. ...and for the news paper clipping posted in the memorial too.

Added by vdeluca on Jan 10, 2016 10:55 AM
Rhea Gilbert
David Harte headstone
David Harte is buried in the Dawson Cemetery in Kidder County, N.D. and you are the recorded photo person. I can read the dates but can't quite make out the words recorded below the dates. Might you check the photo you took to tell me what the additional information is.
Thank you for all the loving work you do with FindAGrave. Yes, I will definitely "Pay It Forward"
Thank You.
Rhea Gilbert
Added by Rhea Gilbert on Dec 27, 2015 11:33 AM
Jill Stein-Kvasager
Update for my Grandmother
Thanks so much for updating my Grandma's memorial page so promptly! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Added by Jill Stein-Kvasager on Dec 24, 2015 10:32 AM
Denise Petersen
Sarah Burke
Thank you for looking for her grave marker in Fairview Cemetery.

Added by Denise Petersen on Dec 21, 2015 3:47 PM
Many thanks for the transfer of Andrew Peterson. i added information and also links to his parents and some sibs. I was SUPER HAPPY to find him!!! Now, to find more of the family....onward!
Added by Aavedt on Nov 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Olia and Martin Knutson to me.

Regards, Bjørn Idar Granli.
Added by Trykju on Nov 21, 2015 12:07 PM
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