The UK's Digital Imaging and Scanning Specialists

Family History Research

The Image Cloud is a UK based company specialising in digitisation and digital imaging. We offer cost effective services to businesses, organisations, individuals, artists, libraries and archives. We also offer advice on photographic scanning and family history through our blog. Our services include slide and film scanning, negative scanning, photo scanning, glass plate digitisation, historic document and heritage digitisation, artwork canvas and watercolour scanning, microfiche and microfilm scanning, high volume bulk document scanning and shredding services, family history and professional genealogical advice, physical and digital archive consultation, archive collection and library digitisation.


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.

We can help you uncover all these stories and much more. 


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


About Us

The Image Cloud 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 puts us in a unique position to help uncover your family history.

We have 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.

We can also undertake 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. 


How It Works

We offer a free of charge preliminary search to determine the scope of your research and determine what resources and records are available.

Following the initial search, We will contact you by writing to confirm the focus and scope of your research and agree payment charges. We communicate on a regular basis with our customers to ensure that you are kept up to date with the progress of your research.

Once the research has been concluded, a final report is prepared, along with copies of original documents where possible, and sent to our clients detailing our analysis and findings. 

Occasionally records are lost over time or destroyed. However, if we are unable to solve your research problems, we will detail the sources that have been consulted and suggest alternative avenues of research



Let's Chat

Please use the form below to contact us with details of your research enquiry and to request a quotation, or email

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