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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 26 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 (797)[Leave Message]
Gwen Doreen Kubberness
Thank you ever so much for the photo of my cousin's grave. Much appreciated.

God Bless

Added by Gwen Doreen Kubberness on May 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Valice Raffi
Magdeline Karcher Schultz
Thank you for updating her memorial!
Added by Valice Raffi on May 01, 2017 7:53 AM
Mark Alexander
Dorman and Rupp families
Thank you very much for the thoughtfulness and many hours you have devoted to this. Your hard work is truly appreciated.
Added by Mark Alexander on Apr 30, 2017 3:46 PM
Gwen Doreen Kubberness
Transfer of memorials
Thank you for your kindness

Added by Gwen Doreen Kubberness on Apr 23, 2017 4:24 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Mandan Union Cemetery
Thanks for the Grave Marker photo for Herbert Engel.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Apr 13, 2017 7:28 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the photo for Karrie Delker's memorial. I really appreciate it.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Apr 11, 2017 7:25 AM
John Webber
Harry George Webber's marker
I wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful picture you left for my great-uncle.

I did not know anything about him until the past few years. This experience in my family is a pinnacle moment for some of the bitterness that my grandfather and his brothers felt towards life. The location was unknown until just a few weeks ago by our family. So I found the place of burial and you have provided a wonderful picture of burial location.

thank you very much.

John Webber
Added by John Webber on Apr 10, 2017 8:51 PM
Bruce and Wendy Linz
Joe Koppy
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request so quickly. I appreciate all your time and efforts.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Linz
Added by Bruce and Wendy Linz on Apr 10, 2017 8:07 AM
Helbling / Kautzman
Hi Brian,

Thank you for fulfilling my numerous requests at Mandan Union. I greatly appreciate your time and efforts!

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Apr 10, 2017 7:02 AM
C Wegner
Mayme Slattery de Zychlinski
Thank you Brian - you must have already been onsite when I sent in the photo request!! That was a very quick response. I much appreciate you adding the cemetery headstone for her family!

Added by C Wegner on Apr 09, 2017 1:51 PM
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