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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 21 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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 Website: www.brianbackes.tribalpag...
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 • 35,816 Memorials Added
 • 34,508 Memorials Managed
 • 129 Memorials/Week
 • 48,166 Photos
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 • 911 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 72 Virtual Flowers
 • 8 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 5 Sponsorships
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Messages left for Brian Backes (581)[Leave Message]
Ewald Muggli
Thanks for the pic:)
Added by L_ee on Oct 22, 2014 2:35 AM
4-ever Nanny
Five-Year-Old Goebel Lad ....
Thank you.
Added by 4-ever Nanny on Oct 20, 2014 11:02 AM
4-ever Nanny
Thank you!
Added by 4-ever Nanny on Oct 20, 2014 11:01 AM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Jane O'Hara
Thank you so much for her obit. That was nice of you. Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Oct 19, 2014 6:55 PM
Minnesota Norsk
Tusen Takk (A Thousand Thanks) Brian for making the time to photograph the stones of Elmer and Elroy Brandt, father and son, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bismarck, ND.

Your volunteer work is greatly appreciated and contributes to the success of Find A Grave.

Minnesota Norsk
Added by Minnesota Norsk on Oct 15, 2014 2:49 PM
Charles J
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Charles J on Oct 15, 2014 1:22 PM
Jane Hall
Doris Mackin
Im not sure how or what you do when there is more than one memoral for a single person but there are two memorals for Doris Mackin. Memorial# 111167182 and # 93465278 The info and dates are correct on yours but there is more family info on the other one but the dates on Doris are incorrect every thing else is correct. Please let me know if I can be of any help with this Thank you so much for your help ....Jane Hall
Added by Jane Hall on Oct 13, 2014 6:44 PM
Jane Hall
Doris Elaine Mackin Find a grave memorial #111167182
First of all thank you for all you do for find-a-grave and for all of us that are unable to see our family's headstones in real life so I for one an so thankful there are people like you that give so much to others. THANK YOU SO MUCH...Next I would like to know if you would allow me to use your headstone photos on my ancestry family tree I would give you and find a grave credit for the use of it. I will wait for a reply. Just to let you know I would understand if your answer is no so by all means dont feel you have to do it. I thank you again and will be waiting for your reply. Jane Hall
Added by Jane Hall on Oct 13, 2014 4:54 PM
Marty Peterson
Thanks for the headstone photos

Added by Marty Peterson on Oct 13, 2014 3:48 PM
Dominique Potier
RE: Egiedy Kelsch
take your time Brian , will be in USA for 3 weeks ;-)

Added by Dominique Potier on Oct 13, 2014 5:35 AM
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