George Lee Thurston III (October 1, 1925 - March 20, 2001) was a reporter and writer. His work included broadcast television, newspaper, and radio reports as well as books. He wrote about researching ancestry and his family's ancestry  as well as on rivers n Florida. His book on ancestry research has been recommended. He was the first full-time broadcast journalist to cover the Florida Legislature. He was also involved in amateur radio. He had a fishing column.
Thurston was afflicted with tuberculosis when he was 14.
He wrote about the Wacissa River.
He had a wife Maryjane and four children.
He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee.
- George Thurston: a pioneer in Florida broadcast journalism (obituary) by Gerald Ensley ,January 14, 2001, Tallahassee Democrat
- Inc, Ancestry (February 13, 1998). "Ancestry magazine". Ancestry Inc – via Google Books.
- "Ancestry Newsletter". Ancestry Publ. September 13, 1987 – via Google Books.
- "The Florida Handbook". Peninsular Pub. Co. September 13, 1981 – via Google Books.
- https://books.google.com/books?id=HIkWAQAAIAAJ&q=George+L.+Thurston+III&dq=George+L.+Thurston+III&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsrJaJp8LiAhUMSq0KHRbFBVIQ6AEISTAH "Family Histories by Computer" by George L. Thurston III is a good general overview on writing, word processing and publishing for someone thinking of creating a book out of their family tree, and contains a good bibliography."
- "ARRL Letter". www.arrl.org.
- George Thurston: a pioneer in Florida broadcast journalism by Gerald Ensley, January 14, 2001, Tallahassee Democrat
- Thurston, George Lee; Roddenbery, Robert Samuel (September 13, 1979). "The Roddenberry/Roddenbery Family Book ...: Descendants and Ancestors of George Rottenberry/Roddenberry, Revolutionary War Veteran of South Carolina and Georgia". J. B. Roddenbery – via Google Books.
- "Adams Addenda". Ruth Robinson Seibel & Dorothy Amburgey Griffith. September 13, 1989 – via Google Books.
- "Norma Macmillan Cartoon Voice ..." – via www.washingtonpost.com.
- Tribune, George L. Thurston III, Special to The. "A BLACK IN THE SOUTH". chicagotribune.com.
- Florida, State Library and Archives of. "Sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter - Tallahassee, Florida". Florida Memory.
- "Florida mourns Askew's death". Tallahassee Democrat.