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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 24 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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Messages left for Brian Backes (727)[Leave Message]
Thanks for making the additions to the Dilger family memorials! Suzanne
Added by smhansen on Jun 24, 2016 11:17 AM
Thanks for transferring the memorial for Pius Gregory Kuntz.
Added by Fred on Jun 17, 2016 4:03 PM
Thanks Brian for making the additions to the Boespflug memorials. Much appreciation! Suzanne
Added by smhansen on Jun 14, 2016 2:41 PM
William Dilger
Thanks Brian, once again for making the additions to the Dilger memorials. Much Appreciation, Suzanne
Added by smhansen on Jun 12, 2016 11:52 AM
Thanks Brian for making the additions to the Dilger memorials and for your dedication to Find A Grave! Suzanne
Added by smhansen on Jun 08, 2016 5:32 PM
Photo request..
Dear Brian,

Thank you very, very much for taking the photo for me.
You're a good neighbor!

Added by grapo on Jun 06, 2016 7:48 PM
tom givings
Betty Giese Linabitz
Thank you for the headstone photo !
Added by tom givings on Jun 04, 2016 11:35 PM
Lorang Wang
Thank you very much for adding information of Lorang Wang's military service to his memorial. What a quick response from you! He was a cousin of my cousin and I wanted to recognize his service. Thanks again.
Added by NHagen on Jun 04, 2016 1:46 PM
Agnes Meidinger
Roehrich Grave Markers
Hi Brian, Thanks so very much for the photos of Darlene & Thomas Roehrich's grave markers. I kind of envy you I used to love walking through cemeteries my sister and I used to spend our vacations going through cemeteries. Some how age has made us find other sources of entertainment. Thanks again appreciate it very much.
Added by Agnes Meidinger on May 18, 2016 10:22 PM
Forest Palmer
Once again thank you for the time you spend helping people with memorials. It is truly appreciated. Robin
Added by Robin on May 18, 2016 7:36 AM
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