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DNA: Methodology & Analysis

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our newest online course.

OUR NEWEST ADVANCED DNA COURSE

DNA: Methodology & Analysis
This course covers advanced techniques associated with DNA methodology, analysis and strategies. Students should have a firm grasp of the understanding of autosomal, Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA.

More information from the course description:
While advances in DNA testing are exciting and useful, there are real limitations. DNA does not hold all of the answers for everyone. Nevertheless, it plays an important role for many who are searching for family, or those simply hoping to learn more about themselves and their genetics. In some cases, DNA testing has helped people discover unknown medical risks, which is invaluable in situations where little or no family health history is available.
When incorporating DNA into a genealogical search, the chances of success depend on a variety of factors. At a basic level, people biologically related to you will have to take a DNA test and share the results on the same service or platform you choose to test. After that you will need to use the tools available for DNA analysis allowing you to understand the results to their fullest.

Each DNA testing company provides its own set of tools you can use for making sense of your DNA matches, and these tools change over time. Some are extensive, some may seem overly simplistic, and some seem like they are the same from one company to the next but have small differences that can make a difference to a search. This course will help you determine what tools are best for you and when to use them.

BASIC DNA COURSES

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy covers the basics of DNA and genetic inheritance and is a comprehensive introduction to the three main test types: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA). Explore how they relate to genealogy.

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone examines what Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is, how it is passed down, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. Discover how atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing. Discover how to read and interrupt your testing results.

ADVANCED DNA COURSES

DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
This research course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis will be on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.

DNA PACKAGES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies DNA Research packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. The first DNA Package includes the four DNA courses listed above. The second DNA package includes the above courses, plus the four DNA courses listed below.

DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies (4 course package)
DNA and Relevant Topics (8 course package)

MORE DNA COURSES

Forensic Genealogy is a fast-growing field dealing with the genealogical research that might have legal implications. This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. Students will learn some of the basic skills necessary to get started and investigate specific career subsets in forensic work.

Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards examines various situations all researchers may encounter, exploring ethical considerations faced when sharing genealogy research. Whether you are a hobby genealogist, society member, serious researcher, or a professional genealogist, ethics affect your work and require the adherence to the standards of a Code of Ethics to make diverse ethical decisions.

Organizing a ONE NAME STUDY examines the art of researching a specific SURNAME. Course material will elaborate on the many different elements you should consider as you begin. Organizing your research, searching for primary sources around the world, analysing the data you acquire, publicising, publishing and preserving your work are topics to be thoroughly discussed along with tips and techniques in the field of One Name Studies.

Organizing a ONE PLACE STUDY studies the people in a community within the context of the place they live. A One Place Study brings family and local history together, reconstructing the community to gain insights into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. Discover the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com

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Discount Codes Extended

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies wants to thank everyone who visited our virtual booth in the Expo Hall at RootsTech 2021.

In case you missed the March 1st deadline to use our discount codes, we have extended the deadline until Friday, March 5th. RootsTech 2021 conference discounts are available to everyone who is at home, whether you attended RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes will now expire on March 5, 2021; however, you can choose the scheduled course dates that are most convenient for you when you register. Choose ONE offer per Discount Code. Reserve your discount today!

FREE Courses
As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
DescriptionFreeCourses
Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.

Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists
Connecting Family Online & Virtually

We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.
FreeCourseHowToRegister
Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) from the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.

Discounted Course
Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will assist you in your family history research? Browse the list of over 200 courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Taken advantage of our featured RootsTech discount and register for an individual course. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

Choose ANY ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.

Package Discount
If you are planning to take several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package rather than several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, or Professional Development packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

Choose ANY ONE package of courses at 10% off: Use CODE: 2021c10 at checkout.

DNA Package Discount
DNA_Discounts
Interested in researching using DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding DNA research and matches.

Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)
Courses are scheduled to begin monthly. Register today!

Choose the 4-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 4dna20RT at checkout.

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Check the Course Calendar to see when these courses are scheduled to begin.

Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.

Certificate Discount
EastEuro Certificate

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ featured Certificate Program for RootsTech 2021 is the Eastern European Records Certificate, with compulsory courses written by Lisa Alzo. This 40-course program will cover the aspects necessary to succeed in Eastern European research. We are pleased to offer a discount for this certificate for RootsTech 2021!

Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout.

Entries for the Draw are now CLOSED.

Don’t forget to CLAIM your FREE COURSE!
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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

Discount Codes for RootsTech 2021

DISCOUNT CODES for COURSES

NOTE: This Blog Post has been updated: Click HERE.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has provided online courses for both family historians and professional genealogists for over 20 years. We want to celebrate RootsTech 2021 by making our conference discounts available to everyone who is at home, whether you are attending RootsTech 2021 or not. Therefore, ANYONE can register for these courses using the following discount codes. All Discount Codes have been EXTENDED until Friday, March 5th! However, you can choose the course date that is most convenient for you when you register. Reserve your discount today!

FREE Courses

As a conference special, we are offering YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the following four courses for FREE!
Conference_Promos

Research Using Internet Tools courses provide resources and strategies to enhance your virtual research skills. These three Basic courses are foundational for anyone researching their family history online. We recommend you make these a part of your Research Tool Box.
Google for the Wise Genealogist
Social Media Tools for Genealogists 
Connecting Family Online & Virtually 

We are also offering an Intermediate course for those who may have already taken our Internet Tools courses.

Life of Our Ancestors explores how to find and incorporate information about your ancestor’s life to write and publish your family history story – the very beginning steps to the final product.

Choose ONE course (Value $89 USD) of the four courses listed above for FREE! Use CODE: 2021free at checkout.
DNA_Discounts

Discounted Course

Have you seen ONE of our online courses that will assist you in your family history research? Browse the list of over 200 courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Taken advantage of our featured RootsTech discount and register for an individual course. We are sure that everyone will find at least one that is applicable to their current research projects.

Choose ONE course from over 200 courses at 50% off: Use CODE: 2021c50 at checkout.

Package Discount

If you are planning on taking several courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (https://www.genealogicalstudies.com), this section may be of interest to you. We have combined many courses into convenient themed packages. You can save by registering for a specific package rather than several individual courses. Choose your topic from groupings for Countries, Certificates, Records, Methodology, Skill Building, Librarianship, or Professional Development packages. We are confident there will be a package just right for you. If not, customize your own package relevant to your current research requirements.

Choose any ONE package of courses at 10% off: Use CODE: 2021c10 at checkout.
Complete List of Packages

DNA Package Discount

Course_Discounts
Interested in researching using #DNA results? The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two packages specifically for understanding #DNA research and matches.

Our first package DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies includes 4 DNA courses:
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)
Courses are scheduled to begin monthly. Register today!
Choose the 4-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 4dna20RT at checkout.

Our second package DNA and Relevant Topics includes the above 4 courses, plus 4 more for a total of 8 DNA courses:
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Check the Course Calendar to see when these courses are scheduled to begin.
Choose the 8-Course package of DNA courses at 20% off: Use CODE: 8dna20RT at checkout.
DNA_Discounts

Certificate Discount

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies’ featured certificate program for RootsTech 2021 is the Eastern European Records Certificate, with compulsory courses written by Lisa Alzo. This 40-course program will cover the aspects necessary to succeed in Eastern European research. We are pleased to offer a discount for this certificate at RootsTech 2021!

EastEuro_CF_Discount
Register for the Eastern European Records Certificate at 20% off: Use CODE: RT20EE at the checkout.

Mark your Calendar!

Bonus: There were DRAWS FOR $9,000 WORTH OF PRIZES on March 1st. Deadline to submit to the draw was Sunday, February 28 @ midnight. (NOTE: Entries for the Draw is now CLOSED)
5 lucky winners will win approximately $1000 USD worth of courses.
1 very lucky winner will win approximately $4000 USD worth of courses.
General_Information
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For more information about this event and more, check back to our blog (http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com) and watch for social media posts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/geneastudies/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GeneaStudies). @GeneaStudies

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

DNA Research Courses

DNA is currently a very popular topic. With the Holiday season comes sales and  discounts offered for many of the DNA testing kits. They make great gifts any time of the year! Many of our readers have already submitted their DNA tests to a variety of testing companies and have experienced the excitement of discovering their genetic roots.

Once you have received your DNA results, and shared your ethnicity percentages, now what? How do you make sense of your DNA results and analyze what that means for you and your genealogy research? There are many resources available. First, make sure to read ALL of the information provided by your DNA testing organization.

The BCG Genealogy Standards Second Edition is one resource that is strongly recommended to explore. Use their genealogy standards and guidelines when dealing with the DNA results that you have revealed and how to manage them. You can purchase a copy through our Genealogy Store.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two specific DNA packages, as well as additional courses relating to DNA and genetics available to be taken individually. If you are interested in increasing your understanding of DNA, or want to learn ways to analyze your data, or learn how to implement strategies to organize your matches, please check out the following course descriptions more closely. Note: Registration fees and start dates are available under the Register tab for each course.

DNA – Understanding DNA Testing and Research Strategies
DNA: 4 Course Package
DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)
DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)
DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)
DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage (ADVANCED)

DNA and Relevant Topics
DNA: 8 Course Package (The above 4 courses plus 4 more courses)
Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)
Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)

Additional Courses with DNA elements
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records (INTERMEDIATE)
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies (INTERMEDIATE)
Genetics & Medical Family History (ADVANCED)

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies also offers free monthly Virtual Meetings for our students and those who are interested in discussing DNA research. Check the calendar below for dates and times. You do not have to be registered for a course in order to attend our monthly virtual meetings.

Finally, the best advice is to learn all that you can about DNA testing and analysis. Read DNA materials, watch DNA webinars, attend DNA workshops, and take DNA classes. No matter the level of your understanding, there will always be more to learn… and more to discover! Review our DNA courses listed in this blog post and see if there is an appropriate course to assist you in your DNA research projects. Then register for the course or package of courses of your choice by using the links provided below. Happy DNA searching!

Virtual Meetings Calendar
Course Calendar
Complete List of Courses
Complete List of Packages
List of Certificate Programs

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Visit our website for a complete list of online courses offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Check our Course Calendar here.
Follow us on Social Media: BlogFacebookTwitter, Pinterest.
*Note: Please be aware our social media accounts are monitored regularly, but NOT 24/7. If you have any questions, please contact the office directly.

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
www.GenealogicalStudies.com
blog.GenealogicalStudies.com
admin@GenealogicalStudies.com

 

DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees and Unknown Parentage

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our newest online course.

DNA: Special Circumstances – Adoptees & Unknown Parentage
This research course explores how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover genealogical roots, connect with biological family, and better understand medical history. The emphasis will be on adoptees and those helping adoptees with their DNA and genealogy.

BASIC DNA COURSES

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy covers the basics of DNA and genetic inheritance and is a comprehensive introduction to the three main test types: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA). Explore how they relate to genealogy.

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone examines what Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is, how it is passed down, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. Discover how atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines focuses on two types of DNA testing for genealogy: Y-Chromosome DNA (yDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing. Discover how to read and interrupt your testing results.

DNA PACKAGES

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies DNA Research packages include courses relevant to understanding DNA and how it can be used in genealogical research. The first DNA Package includes the four DNA courses listed above. The second DNA package includes the above courses, plus the four DNA courses listed below.

DNA: Understanding Testing and Research Strategies (4 course package)
DNA and Relevant Topics (8 course package)

MORE DNA COURSES

Forensic Genealogy is a fast-growing field dealing with the genealogical research that might have legal implications. This course is designed to help forensic researchers identify and contact living people. Students will learn some of the basic skills necessary to get started and investigate specific career subsets in forensic work.

Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards examines various situations all researchers may encounter, exploring ethical considerations faced when sharing genealogy research. Whether you are a hobby genealogist, society member, serious researcher, or a professional genealogist, ethics affect your work and require the adherence to the standards of a Code of Ethics to make diverse ethical decisions.

Organizing a ONE NAME STUDY examines the art of researching a specific SURNAME. Course material will elaborate on the many different elements you should consider as you begin. Organizing your research, searching for primary sources around the world, analysing the data you acquire, publicising, publishing and preserving your work are topics to be thoroughly discussed along with tips and techniques in the field of One Name Studies.

Organizing a ONE PLACE STUDY studies the people in a community within the context of the place they live. A One Place Study brings family and local history together, reconstructing the community to gain insights into the lives of the people who have walked the streets, ploughed the fields, worked and worshipped in a place. Discover the sources of information available to researchers, how to access them and the fascinating details which can be uncovered.

Check our Course Calendar for when these courses are scheduled to begin and register today!
Full List of Packages
Complete List of Courses

Contact information:
1 (800) 580-0165
Email: admin@GenealogicalStudies.com
Website: www.GenealogicalStudies.com
Blog: blog.GenealogicalStudies.com 

LEADERS IN ONLINE GENEALOGY EDUCATION

 

Happy DNA Day!

April 25th has been named as DNA DAY under such names as: National DNA Day, International DNA Day, or World DNA Day. It commemorates the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure in 1953 and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. DNA is currently a very popular topic. Many have taken DNA tests from various companies. Now what? How do we make sense of our results and analyze what that means for ourselves and our genealogy research? There are many resources available. First, make sure to read ALL information provided by your DNA-testing organization.

The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual is one resource that is strongly recommended to explore genealogy standards and guidelines when dealing with the DNA results we reveal.

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers two specific DNA packages, which include several courses relating to DNA and genetics available to be taken individually. If you are interested in increasing your understanding of DNA, or want to learn ways to analyze your data, or how to implement strategies to organize your matches, please check out the following course descriptions more closely. Registration fees and dates are available under the Register tab for each course.


DNA – Understanding DNA Testing and Research Strategies
– 3 Course Package

DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (BASIC)

DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing for Everyone (BASIC)

DNA: Tracing Maternal & Paternal Lines (BASIC)

DNA and Relevant Topics – 6 Course Package (The above 3 courses plus 3 more courses)

Organizing a One-Name Study (INTERMEDIATE)

Organizing a One-Place Study (INTERMEDIATE)

Genealogy Ethical Guidelines & Standards (ADVANCED)


Additional Courses with DNA elements

Forensic Genealogy (INTERMEDIATE)

Genetics & Medical Family History (ADVANCED)


Complete List of Courses here

List of Certificate Programs here

DNA Virtual Meeting

This is a reminder we have the DNA virtual meetings scheduled for Thursday. We hope you can join us!

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You can enhance your learning experience by joining a virtual meeting regarding your studies and asking questions. Even if you don’t have questions you are welcome to just listen, lurk and learn! We don’t mind in the least.

Remember, these Virtual Meetings are NOT mandatory. They are a fun and interactive way to ask questions about the courses and/or research at a relevant session.

NOTE: Times given are Eastern Standard Time. To check the current time and date, Log In to your Student Briefcase and click on “Time at Home Office” near the top right of the page.

Thursday, January 16th – DNA courses with Shannon Combs Bennett   
Time zones:
Thursday, January 16th – 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific; Friday, January 17th – 1:00 AM in London, England; Noon in Sydney, Australia MEETING LOCATION: https://genealogicalstudies.adobeconnect.com/DNA/

New Course: DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to announce our latest DNA course, DNA: Autosomal DNA – Testing For Everyone

 

Dna by dream designs Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

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Genetic genealogy is quickly becoming a handy tool in the savvy genealogist’s tool box. As a savvy genealogist you need to be aware of many things before you can wield it properly. There are ethical concerns at the foremost besides the scientific understanding. What test should you use when and why is the largest consideration. Not everything can be treated as a nail so understanding the field of genetic genealogy is the key to successfully choosing which tool is best.

There are three tests you can take for genetic genealogy. The most common is autosomal, that now includes X-Chromosome analysis. Next comes the test for paternal lineage (yDNA) and the test for maternal lineage (mtDNA). It is important to make sure you know which test you want to take and what that test can tell you before you proceed in testing.

Autosomal or Admixture DNA (atDNA) is the most frequently taken genetic genealogy test on the market. With one test you can learn about your paternal and maternal families as well as your combined ethnic origins. While amazing, there are a few caveats to this.

Mainly, it only tells you about the DNA that was passed down to you, which, with the way inheritance works in genetics, is less and less material each generation. This also applies to your ethnic background. You may know, on paper, your 2nd great-grandmother was German. Genetically however, you may be hard pressed to any trace of her large enough to show up through testing.

Through this course we are going to examine what atDNA is, how it is passed down to you, and what a genetic genealogy test will tell you. You will discover that atDNA is a wonderful tool for unlocking your hidden past when combined with traditional paper genealogy.

To learn more about this course authored by Shannon Combs Bennett or register, see our website.

 

 

 

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