Saturday, January 29, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What First Sparked Your Interest in Family History?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

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

 Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope more of you do than participated in the last several SNGF challenges), is to:

1)  Daniel Loftus and several other genealogists on Twitter (see genealogists to share what first sparked their interest in family history.  What was yours?

2)  Post your responses on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post, or on Twitter using the #MyGenealogyStory hashtag).  Be sure to comment and leave a link to your post on this post.

Here's mine:

Unlike many researchers, I did not read the book Roots by Alex Haley, or watch the 1976 TV series, until about 1987.  I was impressed, and was looking for another "hobby" since my then-current hobby was boring me.  I figured, "well, this shouldn't take too long, because Aunt Marion already provided it several years ago."  Aunt Marion was my father's oldest sister, and had been a schoolteacher, and as a class project had extracted family information from a printed town history book on the Seaver family [some of which I later determined was wrong].  

As many of you know, my father came from Massachusetts in 1940 to San Diego, and his mother and siblings and nieces and nephews were still "back east" in the 1950s.  Finally, his mother (my grandmother) and his sister Evelyn, her husband and her granddaughter came to visit us in 1959.  This was the only time I met my paternal grandmother.  Letters and cards went back and forth over the years.  My dad's brother and two other sisters came in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and several nieces came to San Diego while in college and stayed with my parents.  We enjoyed every visit and we always talked about the Seaver and Richmond family, but never wrote anything down.  I visited Leominster, Mass. several times in the late 1960s on business, and was able to meet most of my aunts, uncles and cousins, who all told me family stories, especially about my father (ah yes, "the golden glow").

In 1982, Linda and I, with our girls, took a New England vacation, flying to Boston, and staying with Uncle Ed in Leominster, seeing all of the local cousins, and then we spent a week in Maine with my Aunt Gerry and her husband in their cabin on Lake Cobbosecontee.  That was a really fun time, and we talked more about the family.  I brought my tape recorder along and made audio tapes with Uncle Ed and Aunt Ruth.  My father suddenly died in May 1983, and I realized that I had not talked much with him about his life.  Aunt Marion came to visit twice in the early 1980s, and I made an audio tape with her about the family.  

After I read Roots, in early 1988 I decided that I should really work on the family history, so I wrote letters to the family asking for records and stories, and then we took several more vacations to New England.  In 1989, Aunt Gerry made four hour long tapes of her life story and all of the family stories she knew, and analyzed the family members - she did a wonderful job in her beautiful New England accent.  

I started going to the local libraries, and the local LDS Family History Center in San Diego, and quickly traced most of my ancestry back to the 1600s, including the Pilgrim ancestry of my grandmother.  The family ate that up.  In 1989, I started a Christmas newsletter with family stories, family photos, research summaries, and family news.  That started with six typed pages, but ended up being 16 pages over most of the next the 25 years.  In 1990, the family celebrated Uncle Ed and Aunt Janet's 50th wedding anniversary and my brother Scott and I attended that in Leominster, and had a lot of fun.  Linda and I went to New England five times in the 1990s, and I did a lot of onsite research, found the cemetery stones and the ancestral homes, etc.

Of course, I worked on my mother's ancestry also, and then my wife's, and then the trees of my sons-in-law, then all the Seaver, Carringer, Auble, Vaux and other family lines I can find.  

So, like Topsy, the family tree sprouted sturdy branches and grew lots of leaves, and after 34 years I now have a tree with 68,000 profiles and a wealth of family stories, plus a genealogy cave chock full of paper, a computer filled with records and photos and stories, and many memories of family met and enjoyed. 

What a fun hobby er, obsession!!  Endless mysteries!  Lots of records!  A blog!  E-books!  Online trees!  I'm not done!!!

I blame Alex Haley and Aunt Gerry!  Thank you, both!


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 22 through 28 January 2022

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  22 to 28 January 2022:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Massachusetts, U.S., Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records, 1789-1920; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/27/2022

UK, Portraits and Photographs, 1547-2018; indexed records with record images, ADDED   1/27/2022

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016; indexed records with record images, Updated 1/27/2022

Canada, Marriage Index, 1800s-current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/26/2022

U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/26/2022

Norway, Burial Registers, 1928-1941; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/26/2022

Italy, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Sweden, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Norway, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Mexico, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Germany, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Paris, France & Vicinity Marriages, 1700-1907; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/25/2022

Oise, France, Marriages, 1600-1907; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/24/2022

Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/24/2022

Brazil, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/24/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,113 collections available as of 28 January, an increase of  2 from last week.   


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 22 to 28 January 2022

 I am keeping up with the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 28 January 2022, there are 3,066 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Peru, Arequipa, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020      (; 18 indexed records with 18 record images, ADDED 28-Jan-2022
*  Malta, Passport Applications, 1865-1943 (; 10,435 indexed records with 10,435 record images, ADDED 24-Jan-2022
*  Puerto Rico, San Juan, Cemetery Records, 1888-1988      (; 2,346 indexed records with 2,346 record images, ADDED 17-Jan-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976    (; 214,140 indexed records with 205,082 record images (was 214,140 records with 205,082 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (; 689,495 indexed records with 5,139 record images (was 276,633 records with 2,321 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (; 678,382 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 670,775 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (; 1,750,108 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 1,700,393 records with 5,864,285 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 773,696 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 773,674 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 687,967 indexed records with 286,711 record images (was 684,353 records with 285,020 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955       (; 582,881 indexed records with 942,374 record images (was 523,271 records with 942,374 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 19,940,879 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 19,927,830 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,389,009 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,369,914 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (; 585,661 indexed records with 291,414 record images (was 365,797 records with 180,056 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022

Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (; 40,124 indexed records with 625 record images (was 37,450 records with 979 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 5,184,578 indexed records with 308,143 record images (was 5,085,340 records with 305,494 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (; 1,026,234 indexed records with 52,284 record images (was 1,026,234 records with 49,859 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945  (; 82,830 indexed records with 1,272 record images (was 79,108 records with 1,272 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 53,621 indexed records with 53,300 record images (was 49,163 records with 48,824 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022

El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 1,851,578 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,846,426 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (; 59,301 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 52,923 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (; 1,807,783 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 1,807,212 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (; 8,469,319 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 8,468,491 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (374,392 records), no images (was 370,384 records with 0 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981        (; 691,230 indexed records with 139,625 record images (was 691,216 records with 147,129 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880       (; 511,067 indexed records with 37,199 record images (was 505,042 records with 37,199 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970    (; 6,686,567 indexed records with 4,263,289 record images (was 6,686,567 records with 4,263,289 images), UPDATED 25-Jan-2022
France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1856      (; 203,898 indexed records with 4,202 record images (was 196,352 records with 3,003 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (; 94,018 indexed records with 35,353 record images (was 92,600 records with 33,935 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

Hawaii, Hawaii State Archives, Probate Packet Records, 1814-1917        (; 3,812 indexed records with 3,674 record images (was 1,910 records with 1,851 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 831,934 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 817,071 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 65,298 indexed records with 219,988 record images (was 65,105 records with 208,601 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (; 1,208,148 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 1,001,036 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (; 4,543,233 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,543,233 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866-1891  (; Index only (31,489 records), no images (was 31,489 records with 0 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949    (; Index only (3,415,559 records), no images (was 3,415,559 records with 0 images), UPDATED 22-Jan-2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002  (; 1,586,533 indexed records with 578,073 record images (was 1,390,121 records with 578,073 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (; 76,925 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 52,508 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (; 316,921 indexed records with 35,248 record images (was 310,377 records with 34,637 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977      (; 528,350 indexed records with 166,596 record images (was 510,146 records with 166,596 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970      (; 6,739,111 indexed records with 4,823,124 record images (was 6,739,111 records with 4,823,124 images), UPDATED 25-Jan-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 542,722 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 520,929 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971       (; 579,127 indexed records with 774,950 record images (was 393,811 records with 774,950 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962    (; 7,864 indexed records with 41,812 record images (was 3,869 records with 41,812 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022

Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007       (; 385,220 indexed records with 368,634 record images (was 291,231 records with 368,634 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (; 1,534,581 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 1,492,581 records with 930,569 images), UPDATED 26-Jan-2022
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 29,761,754 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,754 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989    (; 768,517 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 738,887 records with 2,733 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 18,989,238 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 18,981,847 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,226,087 indexed records with 1,971,793 record images (was 7,225,522 records with 1,971,687 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
France, Calvados, Census, 1856  (; 2,030 indexed records with 398 record images (was 1,374 records with 72 images), UPDATED 25-Jan-2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 5,841,092 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 5,834,131 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019  (; 613,909 indexed records with 618,625 record images (was 595,521 records with 600,275 images), UPDATED 22-Jan-2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013     (; 1,740,862 indexed records with 788,492 record images (was 1,732,437 records with 788,492 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022

Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008      (; 127,147 indexed records with 138,743 record images (was 102,556 records with 138,743 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 507,974 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 504,351 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)     (; 4,403 indexed records with 4,403 record images (was 4,403 records with 4,403 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985 (; 5,077,304 indexed records with 1,757,777 record images (was 4,733,362 records with 1,630,027 images), UPDATED 23-Jan-2022
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (; 4,988,953 indexed records with 2,513,517 record images (was 4,136,696 records with 2,513,517 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022

Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957  (; 174,057 indexed records with 105,781 record images (was 169,913 records with 105,781 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (; Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939 (; 76,938,809 indexed records with 2,717,862 record images (was 48,981,646 records with 1,570,071 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022
Switzerland, Ticino, Census, 1837       (; 10,214 indexed records with 323 record images (was 3,675 records with 118 images), UPDATED 24-Jan-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 619,151 indexed records with 596,847 record images (was 610,267 records with 588,515 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

Texas, Grimes County, Deed Records, 1869-1917   (; 2,733 indexed records with 2,662 record images (was 2,099 records with 1,336 images), UPDATED 27-Jan-2022
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (; 501,623 indexed records with 40,243 record images (was 478,063 records with 31,324 images), UPDATED 28-Jan-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; 69,236 indexed records with 105,052 record images (was 69,236 records with 97,241 images), last updated 17-Jan-2022
United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990        (; 30,848,723 indexed records with 175,144 record images (was 30,848,723 records with 156,818 images), last updated 29-Apr-2021
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948      (; 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,549 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,544 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,638 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 157,673 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (; 688,681 indexed records with 7,339 record images (was 688,681 records with 10,865 images), last updated 18-Jan-2022
Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900     (; 10,963 indexed records with 5,921 record images (was 10,963 records with 7,200 images), last updated 05-Jan-2022
Norway Census, 1801     (; 878,979 indexed records with 13,207 record images (was 878,979 records with 13,261 images), last updated 19-Oct-2020
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (; 150,061 indexed records with 73,073 record images (was 150,061 records with 90,020 images), last updated 18-Jan-2022

Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900    (; 2,058,679 indexed records with 107,458 record images (was 2,058,679 records with 107,709 images), last updated 01-Nov-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 297,319 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 307,288 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (; 127,105 indexed records with 6,329 record images (was 127,105 records with 6,354 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,307 records), no images (was 875,610,310 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, provides this list to me from a program he wrote that compares the current FamilySearch record collections list to the previous week's list.

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

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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Friday, January 28, 2022

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 28 January 2022

Welcome to Genealogy News and Education Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    

1)  News Articles:

2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes

4)  Genealogy Education - Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 1 February, 5 p.m.:  Education in Australia, by Cathie Sherwood

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 2 February, 11 a.m.:  CensusGenie: Down to the Wire 1950 Census Prep, by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   New Records on MyHeritage, by Mike Mansfield.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  An Introduction to Tracing your Greek Ancestry, by Gregory Kontos

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts/Radio Shows:

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):

*  Genealogy Quick Start:  TV LIVE with Dr. Shelley Murphy

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  How to Find Old Rural Addresses on a Map

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 25 January 2022?


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Findmypast Friday: Search Millions of New Berkshire Records and British Newspapers

  I received this from Findmypast today:


 Search Millions of New Berkshire Records and British Newspapers This Findmypast Friday

Over 2.1 million new records from Berkshire have been added to Findmypast in their latest Findmypast Friday update.

Berkshire Baptisms

Nearly 1 million transcripts make up this record collection, spanning nearly 400 years of history. Rich biographical details can provide parents’ names, and even occasionally notes about the father’s occupation or the mother’s marital status. Examples of foundlings, orphans and children born outside of marriage can also be found.

The earliest records in this collection date from 1538.

Berkshire Burials

Dating from 1536 to 1991, the Berkshire Burials can reveal an ancestor’s burial place and burial place, and sometimes even notes on the circumstances of their death. Additional details may also include a relative’s name and their relationship to the deceased and residences, making it even easier to spot your ancestor.

Moving into the 19th and early 20th centuries, you may see further clues by cross-referencing with Findmypast’s newspaper collection.

These record transcripts, now at 1.5 million records, have been published in partnership with Berkshire Family History Society and the Family History Federation.

Berkshire Marriages and Banns

These records cover the years 1538-1931. You might spot your ancestor’s age, marital status and occupation, and often witnesses to a marriage, making it easier to confirm if you have the right ancestor. You may also learn if your ancestor married by banns or licence, and also details of the bride and groom’s fathers.

There are now nearly 1 million records in this collection.


Findmypast has added new pages to 24 titles this week, dating back to 1836, and going as far forward as 1999. Many cover the late 20th century.

Updated titles:

Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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