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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas, United States Genealogy|Arkansas]] ''
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| title=Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945
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| location= Arkansas
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| LOC_01 = Arkansas
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| record_type = Draft Registration Cards
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| record_group_nr = 147
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| record_group_title = [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/147.html Records of the Selective System, 1926-1971]
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| start_year = 1940
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| end_year = 1945
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| arrangement = Alphabetical by the registrant's name
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| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2169533 2169533] [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/476 476]
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| FS_URL_01 =[[United States World War II Draft Records]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945]]
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| FS_URL_03 =[[Arkansas Military Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Arkansas Genealogy]] 
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| FS_URL_05 =[[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/archival-programs/other-records/selective-service.html  Selective Service Records]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/archival-programs/military-personnel-archival/ NARA at St. Louis Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF)]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA at St. Louis  National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]
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| RW_URL_04 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/index.html NARA World War II List of Dead and Missing]
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| RW_URL_05 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2173095 Arkansas Classification Records]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1940 to 1945.<br>
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This collection consists of index and images of draft registration cards (SSS-1 forms) covering a special classification of individuals born between 1897 and 1928.The collection was located at the NARA SW region in Fort Worth Texas. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975. Currently, the index records for this collection are incomplete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.  
  
This collection consists of mages of draft registration cards (SSS-1 forms) covering a special classification of individuals born between 1897 and 1928. The collection was located at the NARA SW region in Fort Worth, Texas. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975  
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For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975:<br>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center]
  
For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975:<br>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Personnel Records Center]<br>
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===To Browse this Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945
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For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25010-45664-1?cc=1875142&wc=MMG9-HK4:n1701374844#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1875142%2Fwaypoints Browse]
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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<gallery>
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Image:Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards DGS 5147827 77.jpg|First Registration Draft Card for Arkansas
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</gallery>
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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'''Registrant’s Information''' may include:
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* Full Name
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* Address at time of registration
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* Age at registration
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* Date and place of birth
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* Country of Citizenship
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*  Signature (on back of card)
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*Physical Description
  
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'''Draft Card ''' may also contain:
|text=<!--bibdescbegin-->United States Selective Service, Washington, D.C., World War II Selective Service Draft Cards. National Archives and Records Administration SW regional office, Ft. Worth, Texas.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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* Spouse’s Name (if married at time of registration)
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* Name of Father and/or Mother
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* Address of parents and/or spouse
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*Employer’s name and place of employment
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*Name of person who will always know registrant’s address (often parent, spouse or other relative)
  
[[Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
<gallery>
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
Image:Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards DGS 5147827 77.jpg|First Registration Draft Card for Arkansas
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*The name of registrant.
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*The age of registrant.
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*The names of the parents of registrant.
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*The name of the registrant's spouse.
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*The place of registration.
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor. 
  
*Full name of draftee
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1875142 Collection Page]:'''<br>
*Residence at time of registration
 
*Age at registration
 
*Date and place of birth
 
*Citizenship of country
 
*Name of wife, father or mother
 
*Residence of that person
 
*Employer's name
 
*Employer's place of business
 
*Signature of Registrant
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1875142/waypoints Browse Page]''' then select the "Surname Range" category.
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Search_Tips_and_Tricks FamilySearch Tips and Tricks]].
  
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
*The place where the event occurred
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*The name and surname of the person
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
*The approximate date of the event
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
*The name of the parents or spouse
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Arkansas Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1875142 Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
'''Information on these records:'''
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Arkansas, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]].
  
*Birthday and birthplace of your ancestor
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*Residence
 
*Employer
 
*Name of person who will always know your address - this is often a spouse or relative
 
*Description of your ancestor &amp; their signature (on the back of the card)
 
  
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Arkansas-First-Draft-Registration-Cards-1940-1945-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Related Websites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Arkansas-First-Draft-Registration-Cards-1940-1945-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
[http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
[[Arkansas Military Records]]
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Selective Service System. National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.}} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1875142
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|title=Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
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'''[[Arkansas_First_Draft_Registration_Cards_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Citing_this_Collection#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 21 May, 2012), Anderson, Muriel Lee - Andrews, Almirth Briant &gt; image 99 of 1101 images, Oscar Anderson, Registered 16 October, 1940; citing Arkansas, First Registration Draft Cards, Arkansas, United States, Draft Registration.
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arkansas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Draft Registration Cards
Record Group RG 147: Records of the Selective System, 1926-1971
Collection years 1940-1945
Arrangement Alphabetical by the registrant's name
National Archives Identifier 2169533 476
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of index and images of draft registration cards (SSS-1 forms) covering a special classification of individuals born between 1897 and 1928.The collection was located at the NARA SW region in Fort Worth Texas. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975. Currently, the index records for this collection are incomplete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975:
National Personnel Records Center

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Registrant’s Information may include:

  • Full Name
  • Address at time of registration
  • Age at registration
  • Date and place of birth
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Signature (on back of card)
  • Physical Description

Draft Card may also contain:

  • Spouse’s Name (if married at time of registration)
  • Name of Father and/or Mother
  • Address of parents and/or spouse
  • Employer’s name and place of employment
  • Name of person who will always know registrant’s address (often parent, spouse or other relative)


How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of registrant.
  • The age of registrant.
  • The names of the parents of registrant.
  • The name of the registrant's spouse.
  • The place of registration.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select the "Surname Range" category.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [FamilySearch Tips and Tricks].

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Arkansas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Arkansas Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Selective Service System. National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Arkansas, First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945.

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