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Questions related to the archiving and preservation of images. From photographic to electronic.

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I do have a reasonable knowledge of genealogy, being a member of the Society of Genealogist and of the Guild of One Name Studies. However, my real expertise lies in the area of archival preservation and the salvage of damaged photographs. I have made an in depth study of the subject. and my knowledge may be of particular value to those concerned with their personal archives. My knowledge extends from the photograph to film, video and computer imaging.


Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.


Author of "The Accidental Archivist" A guide to the selection & preservation of photographic & electronic images for personal archives. ISBN 978-0-9535019-8-4


Degree in Photo Science. Many years experience in the photographic, film and TV industries.

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Recent Answers from Peter C. Amsden

2015-04-20 genealogy:

I am not really an expert on his life and times, but of course he did have many connections with the Americas, so always some possibility.  His family were Puritans, so although I cannot find any records

2013-12-14 interacial children:

Hi Clayton,  Sorry that discussing things with young people embarrassed you.  I am by no means an expert of genetics, but if you are asking whether interracial  relationships  will reduce the gene pool

2013-05-05 Follow up on previous & answer dated 4/4/13:

Hello Melody,    Glad that the meeting worked out for you.  Knowing America I suspect that cold calling might be more accepted. We in the Uk might be a little less happy about it.    However, to your query

2013-04-04 What do I say?:

Hi Melody,    I can understand your trepidation. And you are right to hod off until looking at this situation more carefully. bear in mind that your Aunt is 83, you probably have no idea what her situation

2013-02-06 Old photographs:

Hello Carol,    I wish that i could help more, but since I live in Scotland and you live in Charleston SC, then I am assuming that you will know what is available there better than I do.     I would search


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