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Ancestry is often the company genealogists love to hate.

Along with every other subscriber, The Legal Genealogist would note that — sigh — it’s expensive.

It’s often unresponsive to concerns.

It makes changes to things that don’t need to be changed and doesn’t fix things that do need to be changed.

And did I mention expensive?

Yeah, all that.

And then…

And then…

It takes the lead on a project like this one. Releasing the film A Dream Delivered:
The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson
in advance of Juneteenth,1 in partnership with Paramount:

Watch it.

Just watch it.2


Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “For Juneteenth, the letters,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 17 June 2022).


  1. See generally Wikipedia (, “Juneteenth,” rev. 17 June 2022.
  2. Click on the film name if the link from the image doesn’t show or doesn’t work.
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