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Introducing our Family History Research Service

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Our professional genealogical research service is now available, previously under, we offer professional family history research and advice services. Check out our blog for case studies of recent research projects, document preservation tips and advice for tracking down your ancestors.

Where Do
Your Roots Lie?

Are you struggling to pinpoint that elusive ancestor? Maybe you want to learn whether there is a grain of truth in the stories that have been passed down through the generations of your family. Perhaps you wish to find out if your great grandfather served in the First World War or find your grandmother's marriage certificate. Or perhaps you simply want to find out more about where your roots lie. 

The Image Cloud's Family History Research Service can help you!

Discover Your Past

Recent research projects have included tracing the military records of four brothers during the First World War, discovering that the eldest was captured as a Prisoner of War at Ypres, and the youngest received the Military Medal, only to have have it confiscated due to being found to be underage. Following the lives of German merchants in Burma and uncovering the lives and trials of labourers in Victorian London. Other research commissions have included tracing Jewish holocaust survivors, researching Dutch plantation owners and discovering their connections to the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

How we can help?

The Image Cloud's Family History Research Service is run by a professional Archivist and Records Manager with over 20 years experience of family history research. Based in the London area, Natasha has worked at a number of Archives, local authority archives and specialist family history research repositories. A combination of a lifelong passion for genealogy along with professional training as an Archivist with many years of experience helping researchers to access archives, The Image Cloud is in a unique position to help uncover your family history. Our Family History Research service has subscriptions to all major online family history resources, including Ancestry, Find My Past, British Newspaper Archives, Forces War Records and others. Research can be undertaken in a number of record offices within the London and home counties regions, and possibly further afield if required. The Image Cloud can also offer transcription work and provide advice about how to care for your family history and ensure it remains accessible for your descendants, including advice on the best methods of preserving your digital records. 

Visit our Family History Research Service page for more information. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get up to date information straight to your inbox.


Alfie Shillingford