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Scratching Your Roots Black Genealogy Society

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Scratching Your Roots Black Genealogy Society (SYRBGS), in partnership with the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, meets every other month to discuss and explore family history research with support and resources from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department.
Meetings are open to the public, and SYRBGS welcomes anyone interested in learning more about African American genealogy and discovering ancestors of African descent.
Upcoming Dates: July 20

May 18: 

“Restoration, Preservation and Presentation of Your Family Photos”

A presentation by guest speaker Tracy Knauss, “The Photo Doctor”
Tracy Knauss has worked as a professional photographer, illustrator and graphic artist for half a century. He also serves as a court-certified expert witness in criminal and civil court on digital imaging. He started the Photo Doctor in 1988, and with his son Travis, has restored more than 50,000 photos and created hundreds of multiple-image photo montages for clients. As a political artist Knauss created and published 2,500 political memes explaining complex topics in layman’s terms using images and prose.
As a door prize, one attendee will receive a 20×20 print of Mr. Knauss’s original work, “The Spirit of Civil Protest.”
The Spirit of Civil Protest by Tracy Knauss


May 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Downtown Library
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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Age Group
Adults, Older Adults
Event Location
Downtown Library
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