Larry W. Thomas, CPT (ret), USA





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 an airplane mechanic.  Larry returned to the Army as a Transportation \ Logistics officer where he retired as a Captain after 23 years of total service.  Larry received his MBA in Management Information Systems from Southern Polytechnic State University while working for the US Army Reserves as a Project Manager and earned a Certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute in 2013.

Larry began his Genealogy Research almost 30 years ago beginning with his own Thomas Family who have been Georgia residents since the 1750s, then branching out to the rest of his and his late wife’s families and began researching for clients in 2008.  He has aided several clients prove their lineage for admission into various societies.  He has also assisted in submitting a few new DAR Patriots.  He recently became semi-retired to pursue genealogy teaching and to conduct research for clients and his own family, operating  He is currently working on several projects including researching and writing on Cobb County’s own Akers Mill as the brothers who ran the mill share a common ancestor with Larry’s Mother.

A graduate of ProGen 38 Larry has assisted the TV Show Finding Your Roots, among the episodes are Terry Crews and Julia Roberts. He is a member of numerous Genealogical and Historical Societies, serves on the Board of the Georgia Genealogical Society, is the current president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is past president of the Cobb County Genealogy Society.  He is becoming a popular genealogy presenter, bringing some fun to learning how to research.