Monday, May 21, 2018

Amanuensis Monday - Will of William White (1708-1780) of Dartmouth, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Packet records for William White of Dartmouth, Massachusetts:

a) Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Packet 18,021, image 8 (of 11):


b) Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Packet 18,021, image 9 (of 11):

The transcription of this will is:

[image 8 of 11]

This Seventeenth Day of the Second month one Thousand
Seven Hundred & Seventy Seven I William White Son
of William White of Dartmouth in the County of
Bristol in the Province of y^e Massachusetts Bay in New
England Blacksmith; Being through the Goodness of God of
a sound Disposing mind & memory Do now for the Preventing
Trouble & Divicalty among my Children make & ordain this my
Last will & Testament; And as to such things as God hath been
Pleased to Bless me with all in this Life I Give devise and
Dispose of the same in the following manner & form.

Imprimis My mind is I do hereby Give to my son Jonathan White all my
wareing appariel of all Sorts.

Item I Give Unto my son Jonathan White & to his heirs & assigns for
Ever all my homestead farm with my now Dwelling house
with all the buildings there on Standing & other Priviledges there
unto belonging; Also I Give Unto my s^d son Jonathan & to his heirs
& Assigns for Ever all that my farm which my Honoured Grand
father George Cadman gave me after the Decease of my
honoured father & mother; with all the Housing & building
thereon standing & other Priviledges thereunto belonging.
Allso I Give Unto my above s^d son Jonathan White and
to his heirs & to his assigns for Ever all the Rest Reasundue
& Remainder of my Real Estate which I have not herein
before given him let it ly or be wheresoever it may both
Upland Sauld meadow or Ceadar Swamp with all the
Building & other Priviledges therunto belonging.
Also I Give Unto my s^d son Jonathan all my Live stock
Except what I Shall herein after Give to my Three Daughters.
Also I Give him my s^d son all my Farming Utencels als all
my Blacksmith Tools also all my Carpinders Tools.

Item My mind is & I do hereby Give Unto my Eldest Daughter
Hannah Kirby One Hundred & fifteen Pounds in Silver or
Gould also I give to my s^d Daughter Twenty five Pounds
in Paper Currency also one cow & one more neat kind
Two year old & these Gifts to be her full Part & Portion
in my Estate with what she hath already had and
the one Third Part of all my houshold goods which
I do hereby give her.

[image 9 of 11]

Item I do hereby Give Unto my second Daughter Elisabeth Peckham
One Hundred & fifteen Pounds in Silver or Gould allso I Give
to my s^d Daughter Elisabeth Twenty five Pounds in Paper
Currency also I give her one Cow & one more neet kind
Two years old also the one third part of all my household
goods & these gifts with what she hath all ready had to be
her full Part & Portion in my Estate.

Item I Give & bequeath unto my youngest Daughter Abigail
White one Hundred & fifteen Pounds in Silver or Gould
allso I give her Twenty five Pounds in Paper Currency also
I give to my s^d Daughter Abigail one cow & one more
neet kind Two years old also I give her the one third
Part of all my household goods & these Gifts with what she
hath already had to be her full Part & Portion in my Estate.

Item My mind & will is & I do hereby order that all my Just Debts
funeral Charges & just Expences of all Sorts together with the
Settleing of my Estate Should be paid & discharged by my
Executor herein after named out of that Part of my Personal Estate
which is herein given him.

Item All the Rest & Reasudue of my Estate let it be in what kind
or nature soever it may be in I give the same to my son Jonathan
the better to Enable him to Pay Legacies & to discharge debts
& Charges which is herein ordered.

Item I do hereby ordain Constitute & appoint my Son Jonathan White
sole Executor of this my Last will & Testament hereby making
null & Void all other wills or Testaments by me before this time
made Rattifying this & no other to be my Last will & Testament.
In witness whereof I the s^d William White have here unto
Set my hand & seal y^e day & year above written.

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and
Declared by the s^d William White to be
his Last Will & Testament in the Presence
of us the Subscribers
Joseph Tripp                                        William White {seal}
Philip Tripp
Justus Kirby

The source citation for this document is:
Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 28021 - William White 1780; "Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org : accessed 17 May 2018).

The will of William White was written on 17 February 1777, and was proved in Bristol County probate court on 3 October 1780.  The estate inventory is very long but defines all of the real and personal estate of William White.  


William White (1708-1780) was the son of William White (1683-1777) and Elizabeth Cadman (1685-1768).  He married Abigail Thurston (1700-1770) in 1729, and they had five children.  Daughter Sarah White died before William wrote his will.  The will provides for the remaining four children.  Son Jonathan White is given the wearing apparel and all of the real estate, but has to pay the debts, charges, and the legacies given to his three sisters - Hannah Kirby, Elisabeth Peckham and Abigail White.  


William White is my 6th great-grandfather, through his only son, Jonathan White (1732-1804) of Westport, Massachusetts, who married Abigail Wing (1734-1806) in 1756.

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 May 2018

Dozens of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.


Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


* How Long Does It Take To Build a Family Tree? by Brenda on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

*  Let's Make FamilySearch's Family Tree Better for Everyone by Michelle Lewis on the Legacy News blog.

*  World Families Network, Ysearch and Mitosearch Bite the Dust – Thanks So Much GDPR by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.

5 Tips for an Adoption-Related Search by Brianne Kirkpatrick on the MyHeritage Blog.

*  For DNA Painter Enthusiasts: A Personal Interview with Jonny Perl by Barbara Shoff on The Blundering DNA Genealogist blog.

German Genealogy Research Outline by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

Why did My Ancestors Come to America? by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.

*  Plagues, Wars, and Natural Disasters: Genealogical Research Hazards by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.

*  Using the Early California Population Project Database to Research Your Spanish & Mexican Era California Ancestors by Colleen Greene on the Colleen Greene blog.

The Elusive Deed by Elizabeth Richards on the Scrapping My Family Tree blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

 High Fives -- May 18, 2018 by Dianne Nolin on the Genealogy: Beyond the BMD blog.

*  Friday Finds, 18 May 2018 by Lois Willis on the Lois Willis - Genealogy and Family History blog.

*  Friday Fossicking - May 18, 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.'

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This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 19, 2018 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 900 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 13 to 19 May 2018

The following collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 13 to 19 May 2018 

NOTE:  The screen image above does not reflect any additions since 10 May for some reason.  The Card Catalog page does reflect changes, as listed below.

The collections added or updated since last week include:


Idaho, Death Records, 1890-1967; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/17/2018

U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/17/2018

Romania, Jewish Family Questionnaires, 1945 (USHMM) (in Romanian); indexed records without record images, Updated 5/17/2018

Poland, Krakow Apartments of Displaced Jews, 1940 (in German); indexed records without record images, ADDED 5/17/2018

Kraków, Poland, ID Card Applications for Jews During WWII, 1940-1941 (USHMM) (in German);  indexed records without record images, Updated 5/17/2018

U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/16/2018

Idaho, Divorce Records, 1947-1967; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/16/2018

Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1917, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1967;  indexed records without record images, Updated 5/16/2018

Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1967; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/16/2018

U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018; indexed records without record images, Updated 5/15/2018

Victoria, Australia, Birth Index, 1837-1917; indexed records without record images, ADDED 5/15/2018

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018; indexed records without record images, Updated 5/15/2018

Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1863-1967;  indexed records with record images, Updated 5/15/2018

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 


By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,766 collections available as of 19 May, an increase of  2 from last week.  

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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 May 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 19 May 2018, there were 2,315 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added ---

*  France, Marriages, 1546-1924    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500690); 2 indexed records with 2 record images, ADDED 5 Nov 2013

*  France, Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1782519); 72 indexed records with 72 record images, ADDED 6 Dec 2013

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473000); Index only (37,700,681 records), no images (was 37,701,223 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1676968); Index only (506,994 records), no images (was 506,995 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1709358); 73,607 indexed records with 767,518 record images (was 69,300 records with 767,518 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708706); Index only (1,922,108 records), no images (was 1,922,149 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407440); 87,517 indexed records with 1,262,084 record images (was 78,747 records with 1,262,084 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 201,052 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 170,480 records with 207,943 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681005); Index only (951,472 records), no images (was 951,474 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1394580); 126,317 indexed records with 533,306 record images (was 107,258 records with 533,306 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584960); Index only (677,985 records), no images (was 677,995 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Hawaii, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu,  1900-1952   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2141043); 137,926 indexed records with 137,815 record images (was 137,926 records with 137,815 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680839); Index only (229,940 records), no images (was 229,941 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015); Index only (515,966 records), no images (was 515,967 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 162,373 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 160,829 records with 829,309 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520585); Index only (993,763 records), no images (was 993,889 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2515875); 736,890 indexed records with 93,511 record images (was 379,189 records with 93,511 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790181); Index only (2,834,539 records), no images (was 341,073 records with 0 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560-1890  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520562); Index only (412,982 records), no images (was 413,174 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473011); Index only (35,007,382 records), no images (was 35,007,397 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 917,408 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 875,802 records with 6,635,049 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 1,381,079 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 1,372,913 records with 1,649,601 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Iowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-1946     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573700); Index only (810,788 records), no images (was 546,417 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177275); 161,507 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 126,488 records with 930,569 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534492); 20,583 indexed records with 21,173 record images (was 0 records with 21,173 images), Updated 18 May 2018

*  Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 786,067 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 767,681 records with 1,899,876 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675348); Index only (1,612,274 records), no images (was 1,612,279 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Rhode Island Naturalization Records 1907-1991   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2622566); 6,629 indexed records with 5,753 record images (was 0 records with 5,753 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680827); Index only (1,203,965 records), no images (was 1,203,966 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1778468); Index only (2,140,826 records), no images (was 2,140,839 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Guatemala Baptisms, 1730-1917   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520627); Index only (458,866 records), no images (was 458,867 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807364); 1,329,791 indexed records with 54,003 record images (was 1,094,026 records with 54,003 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771030); Index only (9,413,910 records), no images (was 9,413,920 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Colombia Baptisms, 1630-1950    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520607); Index only (520,982 records), no images (was 520,983 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910265); 270,722 indexed records with 942,391 record images (was 248,503 records with 942,391 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500692); Index only (8,512,761 records), no images (was 8,512,791 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874-1983     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2454663); 191,613 indexed records with 192,128 record images (was 174,248 records with 192,128 images), Updated 17 May 2018

*  Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708660); Index only (1,991,073 records), no images (was 1,991,078 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

--- Collections with new records ---

*  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804888); 2,408,862 indexed records with 1,302,310 record images (was 1,317,764 records with 1,302,310 images),  30 Apr 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727735); 532,304 indexed records with 159,173 record images (was 532,316 records with 159,173 images),  5 Apr 2018

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did Your Mother Love To Do?

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) What did your mother really like to do in her work or spare time?  Did she have hobbies, or a workshop, or did she like cooking, or reading, or watching TV?

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

Here's mine:

My mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art at San Diego State College in 1940.  She was a watercolorist and became a renowned copper enamelist (painting designs on copper pieces, and baking the enamel paint on the copper in a kiln).  In and after college, she had a wide circle of sorority friends who all seemed to get married, and have babies, at about the same time.

She worked as a Junior High teacher in San Diego for several years after college graduation, teaching English, and married in July 1942 to Frederick Walton Seaver.  They moved into a small house in Chula Vista and their first son, Randy, was born in October 1943.  It was World War II time, and when Fred went in the Navy, she and Randy moved back to the Fern Street home of her parents, Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer.  While Emily watched Randy, Betty went back to teach Junior High School for two years.  Then the war ended, Fred came home, Stanley came along in September 1946, and she was a full time mother after that.  



Life for an at-home mother in the late 1940s and early 1950s was a never-ending succession of chores in an upstairs apartment with two active little boys - washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, shopping, sewing, nursing, helping out at the boys' school, etc.  She didn't drive, but did take the #2 bus to go downtown (three miles) or up to North Park (two miles) when necessary.  The Piggly Wiggly grocery store and the corner drugstore were two blocks north on Juniper Street and she walked to them nearly every day for fresh meat, milk, vegetables and other food items.  Cooking was not her favorite thing to do, but it was a necessary task.

During the early 1950s, I recall that on Saturdays when my dad would take us boys to play baseball in Balboa Park, she would occasionally go off with Dorothy Chamberlain (Fred's first cousin) to paint watercolors somewhere in San Diego and have some girl chat time.  She also went to Spanish Village in Balboa Park for art classes and to see artist friends.  She also had a circle of neighborhood friends and her parents right next door, and would visit with them daily.  

Then little brother Scott was born in November 1955, and the tasks became more complicated with four males (and a baby)  in the house.  She always seemed so calm when the inevitable emergencies arose, from the gashes from falling off a bike, separating fighting kids, or a runover cat - she cleaned it up and fixed it and went back to the daily work routine.  The Safeway was built across the street and the Piggly Wiggly closed, so shopping was a little easier.  



As time went on, the family got more appliances - a washer, a refrigerator, a TV, a shower, etc., and their was more time to do leisure activities.  She enjoyed reading and having a glass of sherry in the afternoon before the crew came home and disrupted her peaceful time.  She never had a dryer in the apartment - it was either the clothesline out on the back porch or the laundromat in the next block south.  

Once Randy and Stan moved out of the house in the late 1960s, she converted their bedroom to an art studio.  She bought a kiln and started doing her copper enamel work.  She was very creative, and specialized in cats and angels.  When the four grandchildren came along in the mid-1970s, each one received an angel Christmas ornament for the tree each year with their name on it and the year.  Each was unique.  When her three boys got married, the lucky couple received a small copper enamel plate with their names and their wedding date.  



After her parents died in 1976-7, she and Fred moved into the Carringer home on Point Loma and she redecorated the home a bit.  She did more copper enamel work, and started showing her pieces, and selling some of them, at art galleries in San Diego.  As the grandchildren grew up, she occasionally hosted them all for a special day with Grandma and they usually did an art project.

Fred died in May 1983, and that meant she was stranded.  She still didn't drive, but would walk down the hill to Rosecrans Street to shop or take 
the bus to Mission Valley or downtown San Diego.  She took some OASIS adult education courses at Horton Plaza in downtown.   She became active in her college sorority, and had a fun time going to their meetings (hosting or getting a ride) and supporting their projects.  Her three sons would visit occasionally and take her shopping or for a ride.  

As she aged, Betty read more paperback mystery books and had a fine collection which she would loan to friends and family, and then read again.  When her health failed in the late 1990s, she became more homebound and relied on her three sons to help her with shopping and medical visits.  



My mother was a beautiful, reserved, gracious, intelligent and creative person who lived a life of service to her parents, husband and sons, while pursuing her creative interests with friends and family.  


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