Monday, April 7, 2014

FOSL Sponsors Noted Genealogist Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. Presentation

Noted genealogist Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. yesterday presented to library patrons about the wealth of genealogical resources that reside in the Clare Isanhour Room at in the Smyrna Public Library, one of the finest collections of its type in Georgia. 

Mr. Thomas, a native of Columbus, Georgia, is a graduate of Emory University. He has had an interest in genealogy since the early 1960s when he was in high school. From 1973 until his retirement in 2006 he was Historian in the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in Atlanta, working with the National Register of Historic Places. Through his work on the genealogy of Governor and President Jimmy Carter, his genealogy expertise came to the attention of the Atlanta Journal Constitution staff and he was invited to write his well-known genealogical column for that publication.

We thank Mr. Thomas for a thorough and very interesting presentation.

The "First Sunday" lecture series is held in the Smyrna Public Library Meeting Room and is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.

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