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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 29 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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High Plains
Sister Helen

So sorry for your loss! I hope that you have a lot of her genes - being 101 is quite an accomplishment.

Her memorial has been transferred to you.

High Plains
Added by High Plains on Oct 28, 2014 7:24 PM
Kathy Camp
Amanda Clark
Hi Brian, Thank you again for the great photo of Amanda Clark's tombstone!
Thank you for all that you do for us to see our family gravesites!
Kathy Camp
Added by Kathy Camp on Oct 28, 2014 7:18 AM
J. G.
Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking a picture of David W. Miller headstone. I also want to thank you for taking pictures of his wife Mildred E. Miller and their sons Gary R. Miller and Michael D. Miller. I so appreciate your time and energy! They will be cherished family mementos! J
Added by J. G. on Oct 27, 2014 11:19 PM
Elaine Berkowitz
Thanks so much for all the photo that you took. I greatly appreciate your time.

Added by Elaine Berkowitz on Oct 27, 2014 7:47 PM
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
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