Who is Nicka Smith

is creating webinars, videos, and more on genealogy and family history
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In this tier, you get:

  • access to the Patron-exclusive section of my Patreon page which will be updated frequently with videos, posts, tips and tricks, things I find off the beaten path, polls, opportunities for feedback, and more.
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  • one-time thank you during an episode of BlackProGen LIVE
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In this tier, you get the perks from the previous membership level plus:

  • recordings and syllabi for the Figure It Out Fridays webinar series
  • early bird registration access to Figure It Out Fridays 
  • viewer access to Work It! Livestream
  • your name in the end credits of every episode of BlackProGen LIVE

About Figure It Out Fridays

Solidify what you learned during BlackProGen LIVE episodes with selected webinars to continue the conversation and learning! Viewing the webinars is free and space limited, but as a C.R.E.W. Love member, you'll also get special access to the presentation recordings, digital syllabi, and early bird access to secure your seat to watch webinars live.

About Work It! Livestream

Watch me work my magic on queries submitted by C.R.E.W. Faithful and Stans, online, in real time

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In this tier, you get the perks from the previous membership level plus:

  • viewer access to small group sessions 
  • Work It! Livestream submission (1 per year)
  • 30 minute individual coaching session (1 per year)*

About Small Group Sessions

Gather together with me and selected fellow patrons to work through genealogy queries and assignments as a group.

About Individual Coaching

I work with you one-on-one (by phone or video) and I guide you through solving your genealogy and family history conundrums.

*PLEASE NOTE: Your patron account must be active for six months to utilize benefits marked with an asterisk in this membership level.




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About Who is Nicka Smith

Hi! My name is Nicka Sewell-Smith. Teaching and mentoring people in genealogy and family history is literally my life's purpose. 

What makes me a great researcher? My degree in communications, work in medical staff credentialing, and plain old nosiness. My own mother has nicknamed me "the private eye." I pretty much won't stop at anything to track down my own ancestors to gain the true knowledge about their lives and to add to, or correct, the historical narrative. 

The world of genealogy and family history isn't very diverse when it comes to education and overall representation. That's why I started BlackProGen LIVE, a web series that directly addresses these issues. Patreon allows me the ability to take things a step further by giving me the flexibility and funds to curate content for viewers who want more than what can be provided in a twice monthly show.

I want to get as much content out into the world as possible to help everyone connect with their ancestors. I especially want those who descend from people of color to know it's possible for them to trace their ancestors and that their lives didn't begin and end with their enslavement.

Want my official bio? Take a look here.

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