BlackProGen LIVE - Dawn of a NEW Decade - 2020

Dawn of a New Decade 


The Season 6 schedule is OUT.

We're gonna be talking everything from the census to The Color Purple to the news. 

And you're gonna learn some stuff.
And you're finally gonna start your family tree or you're finally gonna come back to it. 
And you'll be glad you did.

We are pleased to ANNOUNCE 3 New Members as Panelists! Join me in welcoming Ressie Luck-Brimmer, Carmen White, Andre Ferrell, and Michael Willis to the panel!

It all PoPs off on Tuesday, January 7th! 

Honored and Blessed to be your Co-Host going into a New Decade for our 6th Season in 2020! I can't wait to see you ALL and give you the "Lowdown" on BlackProGen LIVE's upcoming Season! 

I want to THANK each and every one of you for Celebrating our 100th Diamond Episode!  on November the 19th. I was so overjoyed and grateful. So Thank you from my Heart! 

#CREWChat on Twitter

In 2020 BlackProGen will be focused on a particular movie or TV show where the prompts will be focused on how you can identify or track down the family history and genealogy of the characters. 

 There are 17 scheduled!
Catch the first one on Tuesday, January 7th, which is all about the movie The Color Purple! Released in 1985, this cultural mainstay stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Rae Dawn Chong, and more. 

Then, on January 21st, we’ll be talking about about the hit movie Soul Food.  

CREWChat takes place at 8pm Central on Twitter @blackprogen! Come in your pajamas, wine or water and snacks! 


NEW Series: History: Unscripted


History: Unscripted features your favorite panelists, and a guest, discussing pop culture and current events from a genealogy and family history perspective. 

While this series will still appear on the same YouTube channel, it’s pre-recorded to offer the best experience for general viewers and the C.R.E.W. History: Unscripted episodes are in addition to regular BlackProGen LIVE episodes – there are 25 total episodes for season six!
Be sure to catch the first H:U, set to post on Tuesday, January 28th, with special guest,  Author Anette King

Need Help with your Research in 2020? Submit your your case to ASK Mariah 

Ask Mariah Submission Form 




See you in January of 2020!
Happy New Year!

Printable PDF's are below! 

Black History Month Series on BlackProGen LIVE

Are you ready for our Black History Month Series? 
2019 Black History Month Series airing on Tuesdays at 6pm PDT/8pm CDT/9pm EDT on YouTube:

There is a "Set Reminder" on each Episode to remind you the DAY of the Episode, because we know you will not want to MISS! 

#76 - February 5 - Reconstruction and the Aftermath Named Jim Crow

Reconstruction was a pivotal time in American history that often gets overlooked, especially in genealogy. During episode 76, we’ll discuss how the law and shifting community dynamics affected our ancestors on both sides of the aisle and the resulting restrictions enacted as a response.

#77 - February 12 - Connecting with the Slave Holder’s Descendant
Special Guests: Norm Davis, Thomalind Polite, Edward Ball

Slavery is a complicated topic to research solo, but can provide new experiences, finds, and more when done in concert and shared with another researcher. In this episode, we’ll delve into the unique world of relations and connections being forged between the descendants of the formerly enslaved and descendants from the former slave holding family.

#78 - February 19 - Tales from the Undertaker: African American Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
“Who’s got charge of the body?” is a time honored and loaded question uttered upon the death of a relative in the African American community. Episode 78 will discuss the history and legacy of African American cemeteries and funerals along with how to utilize their records as crucial genealogy resources.
#79 - March 5 - Ask Mariah: The DNA Edition
Taken a DNA test and confused by the results? Or, perhaps you want help trying to narrow down how a genetic cousin is related to you? Episode 79 is your chance to get assistance and is an entire episode of viewer submitted questions all about DNA!