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Researching Your World War I Ancestors
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“Researching Your WWI Ancestors” will cover how to find information about your WWI Ancestor using Ancestry.com, the Georgia Archives, the U. S. World War One Centennial Commission website and other sources both online and in published format. Examples will be shown in a case study format of what was found about certain individuals in the speaker’s family. Lecture will be about researching people who served; it will not be a history of the war or U. S. involvement.

Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 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, Atlanta, Ga., working with the National Register of Historic Places. Ken has written a genealogy column in the Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution since May 1977. Running continuously for 33 years, it is one of the longest-running genealogy columns in the United States. He is a frequent lecturer on genealogy and history.

Ken will have copies of his Fort Benning book (Arcadia Press, 2003) for sale at the meeting.

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Call 706-322-3175 for more information.

When:     Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:00pm
Where:    Columbus Public Library
                  3000 Macon Road
Topic:       Researching Your World War I Ancestors
Speaker:  Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

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