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Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 20 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.

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Get past your brick walls! Hire me for a genealogy coaching session. I’ll work with you live where we can talk one-on-one, you have the option of meeting by phone or through video conferencing, and I guide you through solving your genealogy and family history conundrums.

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Have Facebook genealogy groups only filled the void for so long, and you want to connect with other likeminded people, where you’re constantly learning and growing in your research?

Frustrated with attending conferences because of their lack of sessions for people of color?

Are you just beginning your genealogy journey and you need support to get you to your goals?

You should become a patron.

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I’m teaching everything from conference presentations to webinars. Find out more about the topics  and where I’ll be next.


genealogy, with seasoning.

BlackProGen LIVE

Our twice monthly broadcasts feature a panel from BlackProGen and friends discussing a myriad of topics in the world of genealogy. Check out our calendar below for the next show. Shows generally take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays with exceptions. Schedule and topics subject to change. View our episode archive by clicking here. You’ll also find our speaking engagements on the calendar below.

In 2020, we added our hosted Twitter meetup, #CREWChat, and History: Unscripted, a new series focused on current events and pop culture from a family history point of view.

What's New


On-site Research Services

Serving Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, and West Tennessee

Live far away but need to do research in the mid-south? I provide on location research in the following states and counties:

  • Arkansas Counties: Arkansas, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, St. Francis, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett
  • Mississippi Counties: Alcorn, Benton, Desoto, Marshall, Prentiss, Tate, Tippah, Tishmingo, Tunica, Union
  • Tennessee Counties: Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Shelby, Tipton

Subject to hourly rate and mileage charges based on Standard Mileage Rates established by the IRS.

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