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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 28 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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 • 37,612 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Brian Backes (785)[Leave Message]
Ben J. Schreiner
Thank you so much - I appreciate it. I almost have the whole family together You're very kind and generous. Thank you. Judi
Added by Yeschke on Feb 20, 2017 4:46 PM
Joan Burtts Knowlen
Thanks so much for transferring Joan to me, Brian. I do appreciate it! Hope you're having a great week!
Added by Debbie on Jan 12, 2017 2:11 PM
Gareth Horvath
Gertrud Nickolaus
Sorry to say I do not have anymore info on your family. My aunt Ellen Voigt recently passed away and as family historian I received a bunch of photos and funeral cards. Our family has no connection to Gertrud Nickolaus that I can find so I posted it here. If you would like the original send me your mailing address and I will send it to you.
Added by Gareth Horvath on Jan 12, 2017 9:56 AM
latest Bismarck Tribune article
Kudos to you on the additional article in the BT! I just noticed it now on your profile. That's amazing how Central ND memorials outreach to families all across the globe! Wow!! :-)
Added by Debbie on Jan 08, 2017 10:06 PM
Allen Monasmith
RE: Bertha Monesmith #13255970

You're right, Bertha was Gus's first wife.

Added by Allen Monasmith on Jan 06, 2017 11:34 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Baptist Cemetery
Thanks for the Grave Marker photo for Henry and Adeline Gessele.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Nov 22, 2016 5:35 PM
Caryn Dugo
Brucker and Stenehjem
Thanks Brian for getting the pictures for Mickey and John Brucker and adding the information to Buck Stenehjem's memorial. While not related to me, they were people I knew while I was growing up. You always come thru...thanks again!
Added by Caryn Dugo on Nov 12, 2016 7:18 PM
Michael J. Petrie
thanks for photo of Edna Stebbins gravestone
Added by Michael J. Petrie on Nov 08, 2016 5:09 AM
Two BEEKS Graves
Thanks so much for the two photo posts. It is wonderful to have them and I appreciate all you've done!

Added by Louie on Nov 07, 2016 9:09 PM
Photo of Edna Stevens Marker
Thanks So Much for your wonderful picture.
Added by Junice on Nov 07, 2016 6:29 PM
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