Program: “Personalizing your Genealogy Research”
Speaker Larry Thomas provides entertaining, informative tips and strategies for personalizing genealogy research. In his presentation, he offers a Self-Assessment Quiz which helps participants in determining actual interest and readiness to set goals, seek information, validate, create ancestral chart, and share family histories and stories. Come join the society for this enjoyable evening.
Beginning his genealogy research almost 30 years ago with his own Thomas Family who had been Georgia residents since the 1750s, Larry later branched out to the rest of his and his late wife’s families. He began researching for clients in 2008. He is currently working on several projects including researching and writing about Cobb County’s Akers Mill as the brothers who ran the mill shared a common ancestor with his mother. Larry is the President of the Genealogical Society of Cobb County and a member of the Gwinnett Genealogical Society, the Georgia Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.
After serving 8 years in the United States Army, Larry joined the reserves while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management and obtaining his FAA license as airplane mechanic. He returned to the Army as a Transportation\Logistics officer where he retired as a Captain after 23 years total service. Received his MBA in Management Information Systems from Southern Polytechnic State University while working for the US Army Reserves as a Project Manager, he earned his Certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute in 2013.
The November meeting is the annual dinner meeting for the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia. Officers and Directors for the year 2018 will be elected.