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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Beaver County''''' {{Infobox U.S. County
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See [[FamilySearch Wiki|WikiProject Utah County Headings]]  
| county = Beaver County
 
| county_map = Ut-beaver.png
 
| state = Utah
 
| state_map = Utah.png
 
| founded year = 1856
 
| founded date = January 10
 
| seat wl = Beaver
 
| building image = Utahbeavercourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = County Administration Building<br>Post Office Box 392<br>105 East Center<br>Beaver UT 84713
 
| web = www.beaver.utah.gov/
 
| named for = the plentiful beaver
 
| named for image = Beaver.jpg
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association
 
}}
 
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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== Practice area for table at the top  ==
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{| border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Beaver County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1898-present
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1887-present
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1900-present
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1856, 1860...
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1867-present
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| style="height: 22px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1856-present
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| bgcolor="#ccff66" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...'''
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[[Beaver County, Utah#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Beaver County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Beaver County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] and other resources listed in '''Contents''' below
  
{{Wikipedia|Beaver County, Utah}}
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{{PAGENAME}} formed 10 Jan 1856. '''Parent counties:''' [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] and [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]]
  
==== Parent Counties  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffdb4d" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Major Digital Collections'''
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- Death records at FamilySearch [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 1904–1956];<br>- at State Archives site, [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm 1904-1958]
  
'''10 January 1856:''' Beaver County was created from [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] and [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] Counties.
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- [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Records Database]<br>- [http://digitalnewspapers.org/ Utah digital newspapers project]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]] | [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] | [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] | [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]] | [[Sevier County, Utah|Sevier]] | [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln County, Nevada]]
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
County Recorder's Office
 
 
 
:Deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
 
 
 
==== History  ====
 
 
 
'''Interesting facts'''
 
 
 
Philo Farnsworth (father of television) and Butch Cassidy (famous outlaw) were both born in Beaver, Utah.
 
 
 
'''Timeline History'''
 
 
 
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for {{wpd|{{PAGENAME}}}} and {{wpd|Beaver, Utah}}.
 
 
 
*1776. Explorers first visited the area in the {{wpd|Dominguez-Escalante Expedition}}.
 
*1856 January. Beaver County created by the {{wpd|Utah Territorial Legislature}} from a section of [[Iron County, Utah|Iron County]].
 
*1856. Mormon settlers (from Parawan?) founded the city of {{wpd|Beaver, Utah}}.
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
 
 
=== Biography  ===
 
 
 
=== Business Records and Commerce  ===
 
 
 
'''Mining Industry'''
 
 
 
The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now [[Utah Ghost Towns|ghost towns]].
 
 
 
*[http://www.trainweb.org/utahrails/mining/utmines.html#bea List of Mines in Beaver County]
 
 
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
 
 
*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults Beaver County Cemeteries] at the Utah State Historical Site
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/utah/beaver/cems.html Beaver County Cemeteries Locations] at Utah Genealogy Trails website.
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Cemeteries|subject|disp=records of cemeteries}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
**Temp link to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks FHL Topics]]
 
 
 
=== Census  ===
 
 
 
The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Beaver County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Utah Census|Utah Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.
 
 
 
See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
 
 
 
*1856
 
*1860
 
*1870
 
*1880
 
*1890
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1920
 
*1930
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Census|subject|disp=census records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Church|subject|disp=church records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
'''General'''
 
 
 
'''Episcopal'''
 
 
 
'''Lutheran'''
 
 
 
'''Mormon (LDS)''' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the [https://www.familysearch.org/ Family History Library Catalog] or by referring to:
 
 
 
Jaussi, Laureen Richardson, Laureen Richardson Jaussi, and Laureen Richardson Jaussi. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. Provo, Utah (31 East 2050 North, Provo 84604): Genealogy Tree, 1982. {{WorldCat|8443469}} {{FHL|979.2258 A3}} {{FHL|6031507}}. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.
 
 
 
'''Presbyterian'''
 
 
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Court|subject|disp=court records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Directories  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Directories|subject|disp=directories}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
 
 
 
=== Genealogy  ===
 
 
 
{{CommunityTree}}
 
 
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
 
 
=== Histories  ===
 
 
 
Click here for a brief [[{{PAGENAME}}#History|timeline history]] for {{PAGENAME}}.
 
 
 
*Bradley, Martha Sonntag. [http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=6169&REC=6 ''A History of Beaver County''] available at Marriott Library Digital Collections. Searchable.
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - History|subject|disp=Histories}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Land|subject|disp=Land and property records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Maps  ===
 
 
 
=== Migration  ===
 
 
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
 
 
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail to Southern California|Mormon Trail to Southern California]] 1847 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California<ref>"Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah (among others) to Omaha, Nebraska<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Emigration|subject|disp=migration or emigration}} to {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Military  ===
 
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Beaver and Salt Lake Counties. Key at end of list explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
 
**Temp link to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks GenWeb Links|UTGenWeb task]] for WikiProject Utah
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Military|subject|disp=military records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Naturalization|subject|disp=Naturalization records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
 
 
*One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's [http://digitalnewspapers.org/ Utah Digital Newspapers] project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." Two newspapers from Beaver County are included in this digital project, the ''Southern Utonian'' and ''Beaver City Press'', 1881–1929. [[Utah Newspapers|Read more...]] about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.
 
 
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
 
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
 
 
=== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ===
 
 
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Probate|subject|disp=Probate records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Public|subject|disp=Public records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
 
 
==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ====
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Archives|subject|disp=records about archives}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
==== Courthouses  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.beaver.utah.gov/ Beaver County, Utah Website]
 
 
 
County Administration Building<br>Post Office Box 392<br>105 East Center<br>Beaver UT 84713
 
 
 
Beaver County doesn't have a main switchboard, and each department has its own mailing address. To get individual phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses, go to that department's page or check the Officials page. <ref>Beaver County Website [http://www.beaver.utah.gov www.beaver.utah.gov]</ref>
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Beaver Utah Family History Center]]
 
*[[Milford Utah Family History Center]]
 
 
 
==== Societies  ====
 
 
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
 
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver-1904.htm 1904 deaths] This [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver.htm county GenWeb site] contains about 45 entries which are user submitted. (May not be complete). Click on an entry to see details transcribed from state death certificates. Free.
 
 
 
*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Vital|subject|disp=Vital records}} and {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Divorce|subject|disp=Divorce records}} in {{PAGENAME}}. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
Divorce records (books or films) {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Divorce|subject|disp = at the FamilyHistory Library}}
 
 
 
See also [[Utah Vital Records Online|Statewide collections online]].<br>
 
 
 
The following are some statewide/regional resources. I propose they are all put on the above (not yet created page) which we can refer to from every county. What do you think? [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 17:59, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
 
 
 
[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
 
 
 
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1004924 Family History Library Catalog].
 
 
 
Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.
 
 
 
[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904
 
 
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
{{Reflist}}{{Beaver County, Utah}}{{Utah|Utah}}
 
 
 
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[[User:Dsammy|Dsammy]] 18:53, 27 September 2011 (UTC)  
 
[[User:Dsammy|Dsammy]] 18:53, 27 September 2011 (UTC)  
  
The Navbox is already on this page. It is the same box as the Albany County, New York one but adapted to Utah counties.  
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The Infobox is already on this page. It is the same box as the Albany County, New York one but adapted to Utah counties.  
  
 
[[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 00:20, 13 October 2011 (UTC)  
 
[[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 00:20, 13 October 2011 (UTC)  
  
 
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The Infobox has a heading of "Courthouse" but the information is for the County Admin building. There is also information about the Courthouse later on in the text. Is this a problem?
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[[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 23:20, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
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== Info Box  ==
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Is there some reason the Info box on Record Dates is the first item on this page? Just wondering.
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== Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected  ==
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Revision as of 22:35, 5 June 2012

See WikiProject Utah County Headings

Practice area for table at the top

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1900-present 1856, 1860... 1867-present 1856-present
For earlier dates, try...

Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and other resources listed in Contents below

Beaver County, Utah formed 10 Jan 1856. Parent counties: Iron and Millard

Major Digital Collections

- Death records at FamilySearch 1904–1956;
- at State Archives site, 1904-1958

- Utah Burial Records Database
- Utah digital newspapers project

Please comment

  • What do we do with the Websites section now on the Beaver County page?
  • Moved Neighboring Counties under Quick Facts, rather than Places/Localities
  • Moved Places/Localities below Resources
  • Emigration, Immigration put under Migration
  • Vital records area -- request for comments
  • Church records area: we want a separate brainstorming meeting for this in October. Please sign with 4 tildes if interested. AdkinsWH 18:13, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Lots!!

  1. Places/Localities is a misleading name. It's Muncipalities/Communities template now. Moved to just below References and just above Utah topic template.
  2. Consolidate Emigration, Emmigration into Migration
  3. Neighboring Counties is absorbed already in M/C template.
  4. Church records should be rural for county page, and if local place is known, on that local page.
  5. Websites are being done away, changing to deeplinking to specific records and placing in appropriate sections. "Websites" are providing not being useful because researchers aren't going through the process to find specific records, they go straight at every chance.
  6. Vital records, There is a specific period of time the county kept records (1896-1905)
  7. Annihilate the "Books or Films...." Please be specific.

Dsammy 18:53, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The Infobox is already on this page. It is the same box as the Albany County, New York one but adapted to Utah counties.

James L. Tanner 00:20, 13 October 2011 (UTC)


The Infobox has a heading of "Courthouse" but the information is for the County Admin building. There is also information about the Courthouse later on in the text. Is this a problem?

James L. Tanner 23:20, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Info Box

Is there some reason the Info box on Record Dates is the first item on this page? Just wondering.

23:43, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the “Beaver County, Utah” article you helped create will be highlighted on the Main page of the Wiki. It will appear April 30, 2012 and remain for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by April 29, 2012. If you feel this article is not ready to be highlighted, please let us know. Thank you for your time and effort!

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