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Not sure if a record in archives is for a family member #general

mike yesnes
 

Dear JDG,

Received >from the Vinnitsa Archives a copy >from a Metric Book for city
of Vinnitsa with my 2x greatgrandfather's name of Hayin Ahron Shlemovich
Yasnis.The last name in Russian letters was RcHNC{R & N backwards] =
Yasnis. When contacting the Kiev Archives,they found something with the
surname spelling of RXHEC{ Yahknes/Yahknis/Yahnis/Yahnes} and they want
to charge a minimal amount......I don't have a problem paying for
accurate records,but not when they appear to be inaccurate.I do not
know of this person with this surname { Moshko Yosevich Yahnes/Yahnis as
being a family member.....Is this Polish/Ukrainian/Russian/German and etc
spelling of how it sounds phonetically?.....Yahnes vs. Yasnes or RXHNC vs.
RCHNc?....how do you deal with the archives when they give you this and
you are not 100% for certain that this person is in your family's history?
Appreciate your feedback.Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mike Yesnes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Not sure if a record in archives is for a family member #general

mike yesnes
 

Dear JDG,

Received >from the Vinnitsa Archives a copy >from a Metric Book for city
of Vinnitsa with my 2x greatgrandfather's name of Hayin Ahron Shlemovich
Yasnis.The last name in Russian letters was RcHNC{R & N backwards] =
Yasnis. When contacting the Kiev Archives,they found something with the
surname spelling of RXHEC{ Yahknes/Yahknis/Yahnis/Yahnes} and they want
to charge a minimal amount......I don't have a problem paying for
accurate records,but not when they appear to be inaccurate.I do not
know of this person with this surname { Moshko Yosevich Yahnes/Yahnis as
being a family member.....Is this Polish/Ukrainian/Russian/German and etc
spelling of how it sounds phonetically?.....Yahnes vs. Yasnes or RXHNC vs.
RCHNc?....how do you deal with the archives when they give you this and
you are not 100% for certain that this person is in your family's history?
Appreciate your feedback.Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mike Yesnes


Re: uncle buried in Plashett cemetary #unitedkingdom

abbah Plotkin <lydgateaction@...>
 

The burial records for Plashett are mostly online. I want to visit a grave
there at some point so find the location of yours and let me know. It is a
closed cemetery with visiting by arrangement.

On 13 November 2017 11:47:23 pm "Michael Goldsmith michaelg32@comcast.net"
<jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

About ten years ago I visited London to research my family's genealogy. I
managed to obtain the birth certificates of my father and his two brothers
from Kew. I also obtained a death certificate of one of his brothers (Hyman
Yochvedovitch who died at age one year) >from Kew. Further searching led me
to find that he was buried in Plashett Cemetery (he died October 27, 1899)
but under the name Hyman Yochordovich....


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: uncle buried in Plashett cemetary #unitedkingdom

abbah Plotkin <lydgateaction@...>
 

The burial records for Plashett are mostly online. I want to visit a grave
there at some point so find the location of yours and let me know. It is a
closed cemetery with visiting by arrangement.

On 13 November 2017 11:47:23 pm "Michael Goldsmith michaelg32@comcast.net"
<jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

About ten years ago I visited London to research my family's genealogy. I
managed to obtain the birth certificates of my father and his two brothers
from Kew. I also obtained a death certificate of one of his brothers (Hyman
Yochvedovitch who died at age one year) >from Kew. Further searching led me
to find that he was buried in Plashett Cemetery (he died October 27, 1899)
but under the name Hyman Yochordovich....


Life in the Havana, Cuba, Jewish community from 1928 to 1942 to be described in Nov. 19, 2017, talk for Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois #latinamerica

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Meeting time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; presentation time: 2 p.m.

Place: Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.=20

2 p.m. program: "My Mother=92s Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words"

Speaker: Martin Fischer

My Mother=92s Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words=94 is the topic of a talk plan=
ned by genealogist Martin Fischer for the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, meeting of=
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Fischer=92s presentation, bas=
ed on his mother=92s 25-page memoir about life in the Havana Jewish communi=
ty >from 1928 to 1942, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee R=
oad, Northbrook, Ill.=20

The JGSI genealogy research library and help desk will open at 12:30 p.m. F=
or more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-2635116 or phone 312-666-01=
00.

Fischer will present excerpts >from the memoir written by his mother, Chana =
Anita Levik Fischer (1921-2007), who, in the wake of the turmoil of the Rus=
sian Revolution, was conceived in Russia, born in Poland, grew up and was e=
ducated in Cuba; and got married, raised a family and had a career in the U=
nited States.
=20
After briefly summarizing Chana=92s earliest years, Fischer will focus on t=
he period >from 1928 to 1942, when she and her parents, Abraham and Dweire L=
evik, struggled to adjust and make a living in Havana, Cuba. Despite a prom=
ising business venture begun by Abraham shortly after their arrival in Hava=
na, the family was soon to become victims of the worldwide Great Depression=
and eventually came to depend on friends for support and the local Jewish =
community for employment.=20

Although language differences, status as a foreigner and a life in and out =
of poverty created obstacles, Chana Levik managed to gain a valuable educat=
ion in Cuba. She attended a free public technical high school, which prepar=
ed her well for a career later in life as a laboratory technician at Jewish=
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.=20

Martin Fischer, vice president of publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Soc=
iety of Illinois, is also a member of the Association of Professional Genea=
logists, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and S=
t. Louis Genealogical Society. He has been doing genealogy research since t=
he 1970s and has an extensive family history website at martinfischer.webs.=
com.=20

He recently won a first place award for excellence in writing >from the Inte=
rnational Society of Family History Writers and Editors for =93How the Gogo=
linsky Family of Warsaw Became the Barney Family of St. Louis," an article =
published in Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Spring=
2016.=20

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Call for Papers (Abstract Proposal System) #latinamerica

Dan Oren <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call-for-Papers (Abstract Proposal System) will be open for submittals
from 15 Nov 2017 through 31 Dec 2017. We will issue a formal
announcement when the actual opening occurs, but here is a brief
description of the types of presentations that we will be looking for:
1) Presentations: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to about 45
minutes of lecture with about 15 minutes of question & answers, with
PowerPoint, film or other illustrative component.
2) Short Presentations: A 30-minute timeslot dedicated to a
20-minute presentation on a novel genealogy research project that you
are working on that could benefit others: a slide show of your visit
to a shtetl; or the explanation of how you accomplished a genealogy
special find (like how you found your grandparents' marriage record
when everyone said it couldn't be done).
Note: It may be preferable for a BOF (Birds of a Feather Group) to
forgo having a BOF meeting this summer and instead use this 30-minute
format for a meeting of Landsleit to share a previous or prepare for
an upcoming shtetl trip.
3) Computer Workshop: A 2-hour program dedicated to a guided
tour of and training on how to use a website, function or software
application on a computer.
4) Panel Discussion: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to combining
several people or topics in an interactive format between panelists,
such as a discussion among experts in a related field.
This conference will take place in Warsaw; however, the presentations
most sought after might be focused on Resources, Empires, Jewish
Culture/History and Keepers of Jewish Communal Memory or Historic
Sites in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Program Committee will accept approximately 120 one-hour
lectures/panels and approximately 50 short presentations. The Abstract
Proposal System will be linked to the Conference home page
when the time comes. Stay tuned!

Dan Oren
Listserv Communications liaison for the IAJGS August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw
Conference Program Committee


Latin America #LatinAmerica Life in the Havana, Cuba, Jewish community from 1928 to 1942 to be described in Nov. 19, 2017, talk for Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois #latinamerica

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Meeting time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; presentation time: 2 p.m.

Place: Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.=20

2 p.m. program: "My Mother=92s Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words"

Speaker: Martin Fischer

My Mother=92s Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words=94 is the topic of a talk plan=
ned by genealogist Martin Fischer for the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, meeting of=
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Fischer=92s presentation, bas=
ed on his mother=92s 25-page memoir about life in the Havana Jewish communi=
ty >from 1928 to 1942, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee R=
oad, Northbrook, Ill.=20

The JGSI genealogy research library and help desk will open at 12:30 p.m. F=
or more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-2635116 or phone 312-666-01=
00.

Fischer will present excerpts >from the memoir written by his mother, Chana =
Anita Levik Fischer (1921-2007), who, in the wake of the turmoil of the Rus=
sian Revolution, was conceived in Russia, born in Poland, grew up and was e=
ducated in Cuba; and got married, raised a family and had a career in the U=
nited States.
=20
After briefly summarizing Chana=92s earliest years, Fischer will focus on t=
he period >from 1928 to 1942, when she and her parents, Abraham and Dweire L=
evik, struggled to adjust and make a living in Havana, Cuba. Despite a prom=
ising business venture begun by Abraham shortly after their arrival in Hava=
na, the family was soon to become victims of the worldwide Great Depression=
and eventually came to depend on friends for support and the local Jewish =
community for employment.=20

Although language differences, status as a foreigner and a life in and out =
of poverty created obstacles, Chana Levik managed to gain a valuable educat=
ion in Cuba. She attended a free public technical high school, which prepar=
ed her well for a career later in life as a laboratory technician at Jewish=
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.=20

Martin Fischer, vice president of publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Soc=
iety of Illinois, is also a member of the Association of Professional Genea=
logists, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and S=
t. Louis Genealogical Society. He has been doing genealogy research since t=
he 1970s and has an extensive family history website at martinfischer.webs.=
com.=20

He recently won a first place award for excellence in writing >from the Inte=
rnational Society of Family History Writers and Editors for =93How the Gogo=
linsky Family of Warsaw Became the Barney Family of St. Louis," an article =
published in Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Spring=
2016.=20

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Latin America #LatinAmerica Call for Papers (Abstract Proposal System) #latinamerica

Dan Oren <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call-for-Papers (Abstract Proposal System) will be open for submittals
from 15 Nov 2017 through 31 Dec 2017. We will issue a formal
announcement when the actual opening occurs, but here is a brief
description of the types of presentations that we will be looking for:
1) Presentations: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to about 45
minutes of lecture with about 15 minutes of question & answers, with
PowerPoint, film or other illustrative component.
2) Short Presentations: A 30-minute timeslot dedicated to a
20-minute presentation on a novel genealogy research project that you
are working on that could benefit others: a slide show of your visit
to a shtetl; or the explanation of how you accomplished a genealogy
special find (like how you found your grandparents' marriage record
when everyone said it couldn't be done).
Note: It may be preferable for a BOF (Birds of a Feather Group) to
forgo having a BOF meeting this summer and instead use this 30-minute
format for a meeting of Landsleit to share a previous or prepare for
an upcoming shtetl trip.
3) Computer Workshop: A 2-hour program dedicated to a guided
tour of and training on how to use a website, function or software
application on a computer.
4) Panel Discussion: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to combining
several people or topics in an interactive format between panelists,
such as a discussion among experts in a related field.
This conference will take place in Warsaw; however, the presentations
most sought after might be focused on Resources, Empires, Jewish
Culture/History and Keepers of Jewish Communal Memory or Historic
Sites in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Program Committee will accept approximately 120 one-hour
lectures/panels and approximately 50 short presentations. The Abstract
Proposal System will be linked to the Conference home page
when the time comes. Stay tuned!

Dan Oren
Listserv Communications liaison for the IAJGS August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw
Conference Program Committee


uncle buried in Plashett cemetary #unitedkingdom

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

About ten years ago I visited London to research my family's genealogy. I
managed to obtain the birth certificates of my father and his two brothers
from Kew. I also obtained a death certificate of one of his brothers (Hyman
Yochvedovitch who died at age one year) >from Kew. Further searching led me
to find that he was buried in Plashett Cemetery (he died October 27, 1899)
but under the name Hyman Yochordovich. I was told that the archive of that
burial was kept by Mr. Charles Tucker. I tried to contact him by phone
during my visit but failed. After my return to the United States, I had to
put aside this research for many years. I would now like to renew my
attempt to find out what information might be available in that archive.
Does anyone know if Mr. Tucker is still handling the archive and where I
might send him an email (or other means of contact).
On another note, I have uploaded my father's 1901 birth certificate (Bermon
Yokvedvitz) to the JGSGB and would like to upload the documents relating to
his brothers. Where can I do this now?

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH
USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom uncle buried in Plashett cemetary #unitedkingdom

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

About ten years ago I visited London to research my family's genealogy. I
managed to obtain the birth certificates of my father and his two brothers
from Kew. I also obtained a death certificate of one of his brothers (Hyman
Yochvedovitch who died at age one year) >from Kew. Further searching led me
to find that he was buried in Plashett Cemetery (he died October 27, 1899)
but under the name Hyman Yochordovich. I was told that the archive of that
burial was kept by Mr. Charles Tucker. I tried to contact him by phone
during my visit but failed. After my return to the United States, I had to
put aside this research for many years. I would now like to renew my
attempt to find out what information might be available in that archive.
Does anyone know if Mr. Tucker is still handling the archive and where I
might send him an email (or other means of contact).
On another note, I have uploaded my father's 1901 birth certificate (Bermon
Yokvedvitz) to the JGSGB and would like to upload the documents relating to
his brothers. Where can I do this now?

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH
USA


Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #general

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland, the Polish government entity that owns the
cemetery and much of the communal Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

One of project's goals is to document the inscriptions on the headstones,
which will give us valuable genealogical information.

To learn more, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

David Brostoff
davbro@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #general

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland, the Polish government entity that owns the
cemetery and much of the communal Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

One of project's goals is to document the inscriptions on the headstones,
which will give us valuable genealogical information.

To learn more, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

David Brostoff
davbro@earthlink.net


looking for NY death record #general

Feige Stern
 

Hello my fellow researchers,

I've been searching for a death record for Rebecca (Rivka) Altein, born
around 1860 in Poland and died in the 1940s somewhere in NY, perhaps
Manhattan or Brooklyn.
I've tried ancestry and have looked through the online yearly indexes
online to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas for where else I might look? Her sons are
buried at Mt. Judah Cem. in Queens and Mt. Zion in Queens.

Are there any more places to search?

Thanks for your thoughts,

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for NY death record #general

Feige Stern
 

Hello my fellow researchers,

I've been searching for a death record for Rebecca (Rivka) Altein, born
around 1860 in Poland and died in the 1940s somewhere in NY, perhaps
Manhattan or Brooklyn.
I've tried ancestry and have looked through the online yearly indexes
online to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas for where else I might look? Her sons are
buried at Mt. Judah Cem. in Queens and Mt. Zion in Queens.

Are there any more places to search?

Thanks for your thoughts,

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


Offering (Again) Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be doing another round of lookups later this week and
wanted to offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I might also be doing
the NY Public Library lookups.

I will be available to get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal
Archives. Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a
sort of set routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes
and legs for people who can not get to the Archives themselves.
Generally what I do is transcribe certificates (or buy copies) where
you have already found the numbers >from the online indexes or sometimes
check for missing records with the tools at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the
indexes went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the
Archives. As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages
through 1937, City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires
going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through 1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the
same building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates
(if you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the
copy order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to
clean up errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to
find the correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can
either scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to
breakdown a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires
an investment of time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in
this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving
NYC area look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering (Again) Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be doing another round of lookups later this week and
wanted to offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I might also be doing
the NY Public Library lookups.

I will be available to get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal
Archives. Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a
sort of set routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes
and legs for people who can not get to the Archives themselves.
Generally what I do is transcribe certificates (or buy copies) where
you have already found the numbers >from the online indexes or sometimes
check for missing records with the tools at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the
indexes went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the
Archives. As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages
through 1937, City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires
going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through 1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the
same building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates
(if you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the
copy order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to
clean up errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to
find the correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can
either scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to
breakdown a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires
an investment of time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in
this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving
NYC area look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


PEPPER-BYLWAS-WEISS-ANCHOR Family #general

Marvin Turkanis <mturkanis@...>
 

I am looking for a contact for Max PEPPER, who managed a Family Tree
on My Heritage that includes Shumel Samuel BYLWAS WEISS and his wife,
Sarah L. (ANCHOR) WEISS *or* someone who has a record of his
genealogical research *or* knows the family. He last updated his tree
over 6 years ago.

Other family names in his tree are:
WALLACE
CHAPIN
HOOPER
WINKLER
PETERSON
EVANS
HORNSTEIN
SALKIN

Marvin M. Turkanis
Cincinnati, Ohio USA

mturkanis@gmail.com

Researching:
TURKANIS, TURKIEWICS, TURKEIWICS, TURKIEWICZ, TURKEWISCH >from Zvhil
(Novohrad Volynskyy), MA, ME & CA
KURCHITZER, KURCZYSER, KURSHITSER >from Zvhil (Novohrad Volynskyy), MA & IL
GUREWISZ , GURVITZ >from Zvhil (Novohrad Volynskyy)
SHAPS >from Zitomar, Volin, Russia; Winnipeg, Canada; MA
SHUPPS >from MI and CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PEPPER-BYLWAS-WEISS-ANCHOR Family #general

Marvin Turkanis <mturkanis@...>
 

I am looking for a contact for Max PEPPER, who managed a Family Tree
on My Heritage that includes Shumel Samuel BYLWAS WEISS and his wife,
Sarah L. (ANCHOR) WEISS *or* someone who has a record of his
genealogical research *or* knows the family. He last updated his tree
over 6 years ago.

Other family names in his tree are:
WALLACE
CHAPIN
HOOPER
WINKLER
PETERSON
EVANS
HORNSTEIN
SALKIN

Marvin M. Turkanis
Cincinnati, Ohio USA

mturkanis@gmail.com

Researching:
TURKANIS, TURKIEWICS, TURKEIWICS, TURKIEWICZ, TURKEWISCH >from Zvhil
(Novohrad Volynskyy), MA, ME & CA
KURCHITZER, KURCZYSER, KURSHITSER >from Zvhil (Novohrad Volynskyy), MA & IL
GUREWISZ , GURVITZ >from Zvhil (Novohrad Volynskyy)
SHAPS >from Zitomar, Volin, Russia; Winnipeg, Canada; MA
SHUPPS >from MI and CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Re: BFI's JEWISH BRITAIN ON FILM #southafrica

David Cherson
 

1. BFI's JEWISH BRITAIN ON FILM
Hi, there is a one rather large problem in this in that one can not
watch these films outside of the UK due to licensing restrictions.

David Cherson


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: BFI's JEWISH BRITAIN ON FILM #ukraine

David Cherson
 

1. BFI's JEWISH BRITAIN ON FILM
Hi, there is a one rather large problem in this in that one can not
watch these films outside of the UK due to licensing restrictions.

David Cherson

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