About Us


Founder & Principal Genealogist

Christopher Smothers


At the age of 12 years old Christopher sought to gain a sense of his identity in his ancestral roots. After taking the initiative upon himself to learn how to conduct ancestral research, he drew an even stronger desire to get exposure to different cultures and experiences minorities have faced in America. In 2014, Christopher began his journey helping people discover their roots and understand the story of their ancestors by starting a non-profit. After years of researching various nationalities, Christopher embarked upon a journey of service and dedication to the community seeking to unearth their roots. In January of 2018, Unearthing Your Roots, Inc. was founded in efforts to provide professional genealogical services to people in search of their biological families and ancestors abroad.

A native of Marietta, Georgia, Christopher Smothers is currently an undergraduate student who is working on receiving his A.A.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Chattahoochee Technical College while also planning to be in Boston University's Certificate Program in Genealogical Research. Upon graduating, he intends to transfer into Howard University and earn his B.S. in History and Journalism. 

His ancestral roots land in Southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, and Virginia. In his free time, he ties his Creole heritage into serving as a founding principal trumpet player in Youth Bands of Atlanta while also performing with several wind ensembles in and around the metro-Atlanta area.

Associations & Historical Societies

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
National Genealogical Society

Cobb County Genealogical Society 

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Georgia Genealogical Society

Georgia Historical Society

German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society

Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society

Our Purpose

We launched Unearthing Your Roots Inc. to start our journey of providing you with the story of your ancestors and connecting you with your relatives near and far through Archival Research, DNA Testing & Pedigree Analysis. We strive to give you the best experience possible and dedicate ourselves to Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Code of Ethics