The AfriGeneas Book of Success Stories

True Stories about Searching, Discovering, and Connecting with Our Roots

Part of the mission at AfriGeneas has always been to encourage and support all African ancestored individuals and families to begin and continue researching their roots until all resources have been exhausted and the results have been published. To that end we have provided the resources, the leadership, the promotion, advocacy and the community for our mutual development. More than ten years ago, we started as a bulletin board with only a handful of people. Over the years, the bulletin board evolved into a mailing list, then chat rooms, a website, message boards and databases. Along the way we’ve touched and been touched by thousands of searchers. Today, we are poised to take the next step in the journey.

AfriGeneas is proud to announce the first in a planned series of AfriGeneas books that will inspire, encourage and educate beginning and experienced genealogists, especially those searching for their African roots. 

We are looking for your true stories of genealogical success, however you define it, and at any stage of your research. 

Inspire! Encourage! Educate! Share! 

Submission Guidelines

Send email submissions to:

Send submissions by mail to:
AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
Post Office Box 1228
Selma, Alabama 36702
ATT: Success Stories Editor

Deadline: To be announced.

Payment: We regret we cannot offer monetary compensation at this time. Payment will be in the form of a free copy of the book, a byline and bio.

Rights: We ask for one-time rights and editing rights. You retain all copyrights so you are free to submit your story elsewhere. Upon acceptance of your submission, we will send you an agreement form. The form will include the final proof and must be signed and returned in order for your submission to be published. 

Disclaimer: We have the right to refuse any and all submissions that we believe do not fit the theme of the book.

About Us: B.J. Smothers, Editor, and Valencia King Nelson, the Webguru and Webmaster, respectively, at are the creative minds behind this book and the proposed series. Send all inquiries to:

Updated 21 Dec 2006
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AfriGeneas ~ African American and Ancestored Genealogy