Thursday, 19 September 2013

More royal household staff records on FindmyPast

From FindmyPast ( and all worldwide sites): releases over 300,000 new Royal Household Staff records

New records provide a fascinating glimpse into life working for some of history’s most famous monarchs

Leading family history website has, in partnership with the Royal Archives, added more than 300,000 new records to their Royal Household Staff collection, bringing the total to over 386,000 records. The collection now covers almost four centuries of life in the service of the British Royal Family, stretching from 1526 to 1924.

The records include detailed information about the nature of each staff member’s employment, their salary and their reason for leaving service. Some also contain signatures of staff members, allowing their own handwriting to be seen for, on many occasions, the very first time.

Paul Nixon, Licensing Manager for, said: "While finding a link to royalty is seen by many as one of the most interesting things for a family historian, now we can tell the fascinating stories of those who lived and worked alongside them."

The records are available on all findmypast sites and can be searched at

(With thanks to Myko Clelland)


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