Ken Thomas to speak at genealogical society lunch

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
Noted genealogist Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. will be the speaker for the annual Christmas dinner sponsored by the Coweta County Genealogical Society.
The dinner will be held Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Building at the rear of Unity Baptist Church on Smokey Road. Tickets to the luncheon are $20 each, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 5.
To get tickets for the meal, call 678-521-2974. Thomas is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m., and people may attend Thomas’ talk without attending the luncheon.
A native of Columbus, Thomas 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 a historian in the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, working with the National Register of Historic Places program. That state job had no connection to his genealogy work or his free-lance work with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Through his work on the genealogy of Jimmy Carter, his genealogy expertise came to the attention of the Journal-Constitution staff.

The Decatur resident is a frequent lecturer on genealogy and history.

“We will serve a delicious dinner of ham and turkey with all the ‘fixings,’” said CCGS member Dianne Webb.


More Local

Community Thanksgiving dinners served today

Free community Thanksgiving dinners will be served at three locations today. There may also be clothing and canned goods available for those ... Read More


Senator to expand legal marijuana debate

A joint state House-Senate committee has spent the past several months studying the possibility of making cannabis oil with a low THC conten ... Read More


Santa Claus coming to downtown

November and December are busy times at the North Pole, but Santa Claus is once again taking a break from his duties there to visit downtown ... Read More


Newnan Council

Camping World’s rezoning request denied

Newnan City Council denied Siren Partners, LLC’s rezoning request for approximately 22 acres on Newnan Crossing Boulevard East to acco ... Read More


Gasoline prices lowest in four years

Gasoline prices have dropped for 62 days straight, and though they aren’t expected to go much lower, they’re not expected to ris ... Read More

NFL pro Ogletree provides meals to families

Newnan native and professional football player Alec Ogletree visited Newnan on Tuesday to give back to his hometown in time for the holiday ... Read More