Wednesday, June 29, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson

The panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I welcome genealogist Nicka Smith to talk about her experience with the Ancestry film:  A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson. 

An emotional film that gives hope to all who are researching their roots.

Watch as Nicka tells us about the Freedmen's Bureau, the letters written in hopes of connecting with family, and her journey to reach out to the descendants of Hawkins.

The 1867 Letter:

Source: Hawkins Wilson to Chief of the Freedmen’s Bureau at Richmond, 11 May 1867, enclosing Hawkins Wilson to Sister Jane [11 May 1867], National Archives, Virginia, Bowling Green, Caroline County, Letters Received M1913, roll 58

Let us know how you felt about the movie.

Have you used Freedmen's Bureau Records to find information about your family?

We'd love to hear from you!

 For more information about the movie, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Nicka please visit these links:

A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson

Nicka Smith

Freedmen's Bureau Records

Freedmen's Fridays-(Zoom information is pinned at the top)

Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker: A Genealogist in the Archives

Dan Earl: The Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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