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Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of May2019 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of May
2019. See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

--Miriam Weiner Archival Database. New 2123 records >from 710 families/
groups with 308 images were added to the database. You can see now more
records of Jews >from towns of Yedinets, Orgeev, Soroki, a number of
agricultural colonies and more
Click to get directly to the Miriam Weiner's collection:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colid=62&listtype=C
The highlights of the this load are 380 Births records >from Soroki and
Soroki district plus records of parents and towns where parents were
registered and also a full set of records >from town of Balta, Podolia for
Jews out-of-town registered in Bessarabian towns, but lived in Balta
region (51 families with 174 records).

We also updated the Introductory pages to the collection, and now you
can see all different sets available at this collection.

--Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June of 2019. A number
of Revision List sets are going to be completed for town of Kishinev,
Ataki, Faleshty, Ismail, Bendery, Romanenko. There are already 2327
records already completed. See the progress:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019May.pdf

I am looking forward to see many of you at the conference and talk with
everybody.

If you have questions, issues, please email me directly.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of May2019 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of May
2019. See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:

--Miriam Weiner Archival Database. New 2123 records >from 710 families/
groups with 308 images were added to the database. You can see now more
records of Jews >from towns of Yedinets, Orgeev, Soroki, a number of
agricultural colonies and more
Click to get directly to the Miriam Weiner's collection:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colid=62&listtype=C
The highlights of the this load are 380 Births records >from Soroki and
Soroki district plus records of parents and towns where parents were
registered and also a full set of records >from town of Balta, Podolia for
Jews out-of-town registered in Bessarabian towns, but lived in Balta
region (51 families with 174 records).

We also updated the Introductory pages to the collection, and now you
can see all different sets available at this collection.

--Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June of 2019. A number
of Revision List sets are going to be completed for town of Kishinev,
Ataki, Faleshty, Ismail, Bendery, Romanenko. There are already 2327
records already completed. See the progress:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019May.pdf

I am looking forward to see many of you at the conference and talk with
everybody.

If you have questions, issues, please email me directly.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #courland #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #southafrica

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #france

bounce-3693325-772957@...
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


French SIG #France JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #france

bounce-3693325-772957@...
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Re: cadastral map for Prague ghetto? #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

This is the Prague ghetto cadastral map

https://tinyurl.com/yxs6zhoc

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: cadastral map for Prague ghetto? #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

This is the Prague ghetto cadastral map

https://tinyurl.com/yxs6zhoc

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #austria-czech

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #austria-czech

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


(Czech Republic) Two New Books on Jewish Cemeteries in the Czech Republic #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe recently posted about two new books on Jewish
cemeteries in the Czech Republic. Both books are illustrated with
photographs and both are written only in Czech and currently only available
in the Czech Republic.

One book is Jewish Cemeteries and Burials by Jaroslav Achab Haidler and the
other Gardens of Life: Moravian Jewish Cemeteries in Photographs by Helena
Bretfeldova.
Mr. Haidler is behind Project Keshet, a database about Czech Jewish
cemeteries that is online at
http://www.chewra.com/keshetnewen/kweb/kategorie.aspx

Information about the two books may be found in the Jewish Heritage-Europe
article found at:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/05/28/czech-republic-two-recent-books
-on-jewish/

I have no affiliation with either book and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader. I have no further information than what is in the
Jewish Heritage Europe article mentioned above.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


cadastral map for Prague ghetto? #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Hi folks:

I'm doing some analysis of Prague Jewish births and deaths 1784 and
1800. I'm trying to get a better sense of the population dynamics.
But I'm also noticing dynamics around specific buildings. For
instance, a lot of people seem to die in house 248.

So I'm looking for a map of the Prague ghetto that has the house
numbers >from the late 1700s. Does anyone know if there is one? I'm
imagining a cadastral map, but when I looked at the database of
cadastral maps, I failed to find one for the ghetto.

Thanks!

Craig

--
Craig Partridge


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech (Czech Republic) Two New Books on Jewish Cemeteries in the Czech Republic #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe recently posted about two new books on Jewish
cemeteries in the Czech Republic. Both books are illustrated with
photographs and both are written only in Czech and currently only available
in the Czech Republic.

One book is Jewish Cemeteries and Burials by Jaroslav Achab Haidler and the
other Gardens of Life: Moravian Jewish Cemeteries in Photographs by Helena
Bretfeldova.
Mr. Haidler is behind Project Keshet, a database about Czech Jewish
cemeteries that is online at
http://www.chewra.com/keshetnewen/kweb/kategorie.aspx

Information about the two books may be found in the Jewish Heritage-Europe
article found at:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/05/28/czech-republic-two-recent-books
-on-jewish/

I have no affiliation with either book and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader. I have no further information than what is in the
Jewish Heritage Europe article mentioned above.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech cadastral map for Prague ghetto? #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Hi folks:

I'm doing some analysis of Prague Jewish births and deaths 1784 and
1800. I'm trying to get a better sense of the population dynamics.
But I'm also noticing dynamics around specific buildings. For
instance, a lot of people seem to die in house 248.

So I'm looking for a map of the Prague ghetto that has the house
numbers >from the late 1700s. Does anyone know if there is one? I'm
imagining a cadastral map, but when I looked at the database of
cadastral maps, I failed to find one for the ghetto.

Thanks!

Craig

--
Craig Partridge


Re: Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 5/31/2019 7:29 AM, Joel Weiner joel.alan.weiner@gmail.com wrote:
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
DGS 106421224 is a digital image set that has not yet been made public
(see note at bottom of page:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2789223 )

In general, for films that have not yet been digitized, you can put in a
digitization request under "Help > Contact Us" on the FamilySearch
website. However, your request is just an indication of interest in a
specific roll and is used to bump the priority of that roll up in the
queue -- I'm still waiting for 1 of 3 requests that I put in about 18
months ago.

Non-digitized films >from the Granite Mountain vault may be viewed in
person at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. You need to
submit a request to retrieve the film several days before visiting the
library. Details can be found here:
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 5/31/2019 7:29 AM, Joel Weiner joel.alan.weiner@gmail.com wrote:
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
DGS 106421224 is a digital image set that has not yet been made public
(see note at bottom of page:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2789223 )

In general, for films that have not yet been digitized, you can put in a
digitization request under "Help > Contact Us" on the FamilySearch
website. However, your request is just an indication of interest in a
specific roll and is used to bump the priority of that roll up in the
queue -- I'm still waiting for 1 of 3 requests that I put in about 18
months ago.

Non-digitized films >from the Granite Mountain vault may be viewed in
person at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. You need to
submit a request to retrieve the film several days before visiting the
library. Details can be found here:
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


Re: Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

Yitzhak Sapir
 

Many of the records at FHL are also available on the Polish archives
(and in other cases, the Polish archives might contain scans not on
FHL or vice-versa).
You can go to the main Polish archives website -
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/
And type, for example, mojzeszowego Warszawie
This search brings up a list of units - each being a book of records.
Normally, it accepts English as well, but here you have to type
Warszaw, not Warsaw for the search to find the books.
On the left you have filters such as "vital records and civil
registers only" and "units with scans only"
If you click any of the item, you can find a link to the collection:
72/200/0 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania mojzeszowego w Warszawie
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/72/200/0/-#tabZespol
You now have tabs on top allowing to explore all the units of these
collection. You'll need to have a basic understanding of
Russian/Polish script to be able to identify records. Many of the
books contain hand-written indexes at the end (or, if a single book
contains separate sections for birth/marraige/death, it might have the
hand-written index after the relevant section)

Another useful website is:
http://www.lostshoebox.com/poland/online-records/

Units at FHL are already digitized if they have an associated DGS
number. I don't know if there is any way to still view the original
microfilms as FHL has decided to scan all their collections and
provide online access to them. Perhaps the units are not online due to
contractual restrictions. I see some units online in Warsaw, though.

Yitzhak Sapir

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:30 PM Joel Weiner joel.alan.weiner@gmail.com
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

Background: I have spent many years researching my ENDEWELT folks in
Warsaw. I have data on several hundred individuals >from the early
1800s to the Holocaust.

However, data on my direct ancestral line ends with my
great-grandfather (Mojsche Endervelt b.1878) who died in New York
City. His Death Certificate has his father's name as "Jacob." In all
my research, I have not found any Jacob/Yacov/etc. of the right age.

Mojsche and his wife Golda Fishman/Fiszman were married in Warsaw
1897/98. I have not found any records on familysearch or jewishgen for
that family.

Questions:
1. Have all of the 19th century Jewish records in the Warsaw Archives
been copied by the LDS?
2. If not, are they accessible to a researcher I would hire there?
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
3. Any other suggestions for this brick wall?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

Yitzhak Sapir
 

Many of the records at FHL are also available on the Polish archives
(and in other cases, the Polish archives might contain scans not on
FHL or vice-versa).
You can go to the main Polish archives website -
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/
And type, for example, mojzeszowego Warszawie
This search brings up a list of units - each being a book of records.
Normally, it accepts English as well, but here you have to type
Warszaw, not Warsaw for the search to find the books.
On the left you have filters such as "vital records and civil
registers only" and "units with scans only"
If you click any of the item, you can find a link to the collection:
72/200/0 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania mojzeszowego w Warszawie
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/72/200/0/-#tabZespol
You now have tabs on top allowing to explore all the units of these
collection. You'll need to have a basic understanding of
Russian/Polish script to be able to identify records. Many of the
books contain hand-written indexes at the end (or, if a single book
contains separate sections for birth/marraige/death, it might have the
hand-written index after the relevant section)

Another useful website is:
http://www.lostshoebox.com/poland/online-records/

Units at FHL are already digitized if they have an associated DGS
number. I don't know if there is any way to still view the original
microfilms as FHL has decided to scan all their collections and
provide online access to them. Perhaps the units are not online due to
contractual restrictions. I see some units online in Warsaw, though.

Yitzhak Sapir

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:30 PM Joel Weiner joel.alan.weiner@gmail.com
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

Background: I have spent many years researching my ENDEWELT folks in
Warsaw. I have data on several hundred individuals >from the early
1800s to the Holocaust.

However, data on my direct ancestral line ends with my
great-grandfather (Mojsche Endervelt b.1878) who died in New York
City. His Death Certificate has his father's name as "Jacob." In all
my research, I have not found any Jacob/Yacov/etc. of the right age.

Mojsche and his wife Golda Fishman/Fiszman were married in Warsaw
1897/98. I have not found any records on familysearch or jewishgen for
that family.

Questions:
1. Have all of the 19th century Jewish records in the Warsaw Archives
been copied by the LDS?
2. If not, are they accessible to a researcher I would hire there?
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
3. Any other suggestions for this brick wall?

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