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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Alpena County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Alpena County'''  
 
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Guide to '''Alpena County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth, marriage, and death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
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| county = Alpena County  
 
| county = Alpena County  
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| seat = Alpena  
 
| seat = Alpena  
 
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| building address =  Alpena County Courthouse]<br>720 W Chisholm St.<br>Alpena, MI 49707<br>Phone: (517) 356-0115<br> [http://www.alpenacounty.org/'''Alpena County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Alpena County Courthouse<br>720 W Chisholm St.<br>Alpena, MI 49707<br>Phone: (517) 356-0115<br> [http://www.alpenacounty.org/'''Alpena County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Alpena County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1858
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>County Clerk has birth records from 1869, marriage, <br>death, divorce and court records from 1871 <br>Probate Judge has probate records<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alpena County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>[http://www.alpenacounty.org/alpena%20clerk.html County Clerk] has birth records from 1869; marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1871. <br>[http://www.alpenacounty.org/probate%20court.html Probate Judge] has probate records. <br>[http://www.alpenacounty.org/register%20of%20deeds.html Register of Deeds] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alpena County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1840--'''Alpena County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territory. It was formerly Anamickee County, until the name was changed to Alpena 8 March 1843.&nbsp; Alpena county was attached to Mackinac and Cheboygan Counties prior to organization 7 February 1857.<br>'''County seat:''' Alpena <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Alpena County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territory. It was formerly Anamickee County, until the name was changed to Alpena 8 March 1843.&nbsp; Alpena county was attached to Mackinac and Cheboygan Counties prior to organization 7 February 1857.<br>'''County seat:''' Alpena <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Alcona County, Michigan|Alcona]] | [[Montmorency County, Michigan|Montmorency]] | [[Oscoda County, Michigan|Oscoda]] | [[Presque Isle County, Michigan|Presque Isle]]  
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[[Alcona County, Michigan Genealogy|Alcona]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]] {{•}} [[Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy|Oscoda]] {{•}} [[Presque Isle County, Michigan Genealogy|Presque Isle]]  
 
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<center>{{ MIAlpena County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
Alpena County is part of the Roman Catholic [http://www.dioceseofgaylord.org/ Diocese of Gaylord].  
 
Alpena County is part of the Roman Catholic [http://www.dioceseofgaylord.org/ Diocese of Gaylord].  
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*[http://www.alpenalibrary.org/sites/default/files/docs/genealogy/church/St%20Anne%20Church%20Records.pdf St. Anne Church records, Alpena, MI]
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mialpena.jpg|600px|Mialpena.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alpena}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Alpena}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.  
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*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.  
*'''Alpena County Births, 1869-1911''', and Delayed Birth (reported between 1870-1974) from the county clerk's records are available on microfilm at Alpena Public Library.&nbsp; Records from the 1860's to the early 1900's have been indexed and can be searched on-line using the Alpena County Library's [http://www.alpenalibrary.org/special/genealogy/genvital.html Vital Records Index], which is published in individual .PDF files by year.&nbsp; Years must be searched individually (or as grouped).<br>
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*'''1869-1911, 1870-1947''' - Alpena County Births, 1869-1911, and Delayed Birth (reported between 1870-1974) from the county clerk's records are available on microfilm at Alpena Public Library.&nbsp; Records from the 1860's to the early 1900's have been indexed and can be searched on-line using the Alpena County Library's [http://www.alpenalibrary.org/?q=node/35 Vital Records Index], which is published in individual .PDF files by year.&nbsp; Years must be searched individually (or as grouped).<br>
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes and images at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch.org].&nbsp; Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
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*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes and images at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch.org].&nbsp; Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch.org]. &nbsp; Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.
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*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897]--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch.org]. &nbsp; Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.  
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*'''1897-1920''' - [http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/death-records-1897-1920 Michigan Death Certificates, 1897-1920] -- Index and images at [http://seekingmichigan.org/ SeekingMichigan.org]. (free)
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*'''1921-1947''' - Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1947 -- Index and images at [http://seekingmichigan.org/ SeekingMichigan.org]. (free)
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*'''1948-1952''' - Michigan Death Certificates, 1948-1952 -- Index and images at [http://seekingmichigan.org/ SeekingMichigan.org]. (free)
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*'''1871-1886''' - Alpena Newspaper Necrology Listings, 1871-1996 -- Death entries in Alpena Michigan Newspapers can be searched at the Alpena Public Library [http://www.alpenalibrary.org/?q=node/35 Vital Records Index].<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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=== Family History Center  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
  
 
[[Alpena Michigan Family History Center|Alpena Family History Center]]<br>411 Long Rapids Plaza Road<br>Alpena, Michigan 49707<br>  
 
[[Alpena Michigan Family History Center|Alpena Family History Center]]<br>411 Long Rapids Plaza Road<br>Alpena, Michigan 49707<br>  
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For more information about the resources available at Family History Centers, see [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS&nbsp;Family History&nbsp;Centers]].  
 
For more information about the resources available at Family History Centers, see [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS&nbsp;Family History&nbsp;Centers]].  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Alpena|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Alpena|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
*[http://alpena.migenweb.net/ The Alpena County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://alpena.migenweb.net/ The Alpena County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://michigan-genealogy.com/Alpena-County-Genealogy.htm Alpena County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 03:23, 29 January 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Alpena County

Guide to Alpena County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth, marriage, and death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Alpena County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Alpena
Courthouse
Address Alpena County Courthouse
720 W Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (517) 356-0115
Alpena County Website

Contents

County Information

Alpena County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1871 1871 1820 1858 1858

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth records from 1869; marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1871.
Probate Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1840--Alpena County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County and unorganized territory. It was formerly Anamickee County, until the name was changed to Alpena 8 March 1843.  Alpena county was attached to Mackinac and Cheboygan Counties prior to organization 7 February 1857.
County seat: Alpena [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Alpena
  • Village: none
  • Townships: Alpena . Green . Long Rapids . Maple Ridge . Ossineke . Sanborn . Wellington . Wilson
  • Communities: Bolton . Cathro . Herron . Hubbard Lake . Lachine . Leer . Ossineke . Spratt

Neighboring Counties

Alcona  • Montmorency  • Oscoda  • Presque Isle

Alpena CountyPresque Isle CountyCharlevoix CountyAntrim CountyOtsego CountyMontmorency CountyRoscommon CountyOgemaw CountyIosco CountyAlcona CountyMissaukee CountyKalkaska CountyCrawford CountyOscoda CountyEmmet CountyCheboygan CountyMIAlpena.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Alpena County is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.


Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

Mialpena.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Alpena County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Alpena County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Alpena and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

Births
  • 1867-1902 - Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at  FamilySearch.org. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • 1869-1911, 1870-1947 - Alpena County Births, 1869-1911, and Delayed Birth (reported between 1870-1974) from the county clerk's records are available on microfilm at Alpena Public Library.  Records from the 1860's to the early 1900's have been indexed and can be searched on-line using the Alpena County Library's Vital Records Index, which is published in individual .PDF files by year.  Years must be searched individually (or as grouped).
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers 

Alpena Family History Center
411 Long Rapids Plaza Road
Alpena, Michigan 49707

989-358-9809

For more information about the resources available at Family History Centers, see Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.


Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alpena County, Michigan page 343, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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