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Nicka Smith    

genealogy. photography. and all the stuff in between.

Experienced genealogist, photographer, and documentarian

In 1985, Nicka Smith became intrigued with a family tree that was prepared by a cousin. In 1999, she discovered that her cousin's work had not been updated and decided to continue his efforts. The result was AtlasFamily.Org and its affiliate websites, which have served as an outlet for family members to discover their lineage and for the family's research team to share its findings with the family and the world.

Since 1999, Nicka has led efforts which have traced the lineage of nine generations and more than 2,200 people (living and dead) in more than 22 U.S. states and four countries worldwide. Nicka's efforts have also led the family back to its earliest traceable ancestor's country of origin, where family members met two chiefs of their ancestral tribe, the Bamileke of Cameroon.

Nicka lectures and mentors both young and old on genealogical search techniques and has become an expert resource for genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area and for sharing genealogy with youth. She is the chair of the Outreach and Education Committee for the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC), a board member of the California Genealogical Society (CGS), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is the project manager for the Alameda County, CA Youth Ancestral Project where more than 325 youth have been taught the value of family history.

Nicka is also an accomplished communications professional, photographer, videographer, and documentarian.

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