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Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 19 years of experience as a genealogist. She is the host of BlackProGen LIVE, a web show focused on people of color genealogy and family history.

Recent Work

Traveling to Benin

Hello mother land!
Check out this clip from my recent journey to West Africa with Kieron Graham who discovered his deep ancestral roots.

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A Visit with Uncle Al

A visit to New York
I had a ball getting to know Al Roker, host and weatherman on the morning mainstay, the Today Show. In this clip, I reveal his DNA results which guided his journey back to Africa.

What's Happening

BlackProGen is a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families. We share research strategies, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and whatever comes to mind while working for clients and in our own research endeavors.

2018 was filled with webinars, 5 trips to New York, a trip to California, Illinois, Kentucky, and more. Where will I be headed next? Wouldn’t you like to know? 🙂

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MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 48 classes over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. Organized in tracks, our goal is to provide education, through research with the right resources.

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october 2018

Telling my ancestral story

I recently had the opportunity to meet/speak with some amazing young people from Ole Miss about a special issue of their school paper, The Daily Mississippian. The result was a story about my family’s ties to the “father” of their school.