Living Relatives - what do we do when they don't want you to research, let alone publish!?

This blog post is going to be very very short. But I want your opinions, your advice and your experiences.

I want to tell a story, a true story, about a man who lived his life between 1926 and 1983. But living family members don’t even want me researching, let alone telling anyone about what I find.

Has anyone else been confronted with family members scared of what their research might uncover? How have you dealt with it?

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