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Guide to '''Ohio County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_County,_West_Virginia|Ohio County]]''
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:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
  
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| seat = [[Wheeling, West Virginia|Wheeling]]
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| building address = Ohio County Courthouse<br>1500 Chapline Street, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_County,_West_Virginia|Ohio County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
Ohio County Courthouse<br>1500 Chapline Street, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656
 
  
 
County Clerk has birth and death 1853<br>Marriage from 1793<br>Probate from 1777<br>Land from 1778<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1884<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death 1853<br>Marriage from 1793<br>Probate from 1777<br>Land from 1778<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1884<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.  
 
Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.  
  
See an interactive map of Ohio County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*'''[Craft]''' Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Craft]''' Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.
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*'''[Dulin]''' Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):25-33.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
 
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Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>  
  
:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]. Company G (Shriver Greys).<ref>Lowell Reidenbaugh, ''27th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645803|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90}}.</ref>
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'''Union'''  
  
See [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, E, and K.
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery A Light Artillery.
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<br> '''Confederate'''
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:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry]] Company G (Shriver Greys).<ref>Lowell Reidenbaugh, ''27th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645803|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90}}.</ref>
  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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*'''[1802] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1802] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]
 
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1790-1970 - free.
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708695 West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928]
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417341 West Virginia Births, 1853-1930]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx West Virginia Births], digital images available  
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*{{RecordSearch|1708695|West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928}}
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708700 West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932]
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*{{RecordSearch|1417341|West Virginia Births, 1853-1930}}
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417434 West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1970]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx West Virginia Births], digital images available
*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx West Virginia Deaths], digital images available
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1408729 West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970]
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===== Marriage  =====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708701 West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932]
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*{{RecordSearch|1408729|West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1708701|West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932}}
 
*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx West Virgina Marriages], digital images available<br>
 
*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx West Virgina Marriages], digital images available<br>
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===== Death  =====
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*{{RecordSearch|1708700|West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1417434|West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1970}}
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx West Virginia Deaths], digital images available
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/ohio-county/ Ohio County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ohio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ohio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/wags-ohio/index.htm WVGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/wags-ohio/index.htm WVGenWeb]  
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Guide to Ohio County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Ohio County

This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).
link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
Online Records


Ohio County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ohio County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 7, 1776
County Seat Wheeling
Courthouse
Address Ohio County Courthouse
1500 Chapline Street,
Wheeling, WV 26003-3553
Phone: (304) 234-3656

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death 1853
Marriage from 1793
Probate from 1777
Land from 1778
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1884[1]

History

Parent County

1776--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from West Augusta District.
County seat: Wheeling [2]

Boundary Changes

Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvohio.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Ohio County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Short Creek (1802)[3]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.

Ohio County fell within the bounds of the Red Stone Association.

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Wheeling Monthly Meeting (1789-1823) aka Head of Wheeling[4]

Court

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Craft] Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • [Dulin] Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1968):25-33.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio County supplied soldiers for the:

- 13th Virginia Regiment (3rd, 5th, 6th, and 9th Companies)[5]

Additional resources:

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
War of 1812

Ohio County men served in the 4th Regiment.[6]

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry
- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, and K.
- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery A Light Artillery.


Confederate

- 27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry Company G (Shriver Greys).[7]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. FHL. [Includes a section on Wheeling silversmiths.]

Probate

Ohio County, West Virginia Will Books 1777 1947

Taxation

How can West Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Ohio County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1790] Indexed images of the 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1802] Images of the 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]
Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1790-1970 - free.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, West Virginia. Page 745 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 438. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  5. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  6. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 163. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  7. Lowell Reidenbaugh, 27th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90.


 

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