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Discover Queen Victoria & Royal Household employees

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The complete collection of Queen Victoria’s Journals is now available online at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org.

The digitisation of 141 volumes of Queen Victoria’s private diaries has been carried out as a partnership between the Royal Archives, Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University and the online publisher, ProQuest.

Over the Diamond Jubilee period, the Twitter account @QueenVictoriaRI will tweet selected excerpts from Queen Victoria’s Journals, illustrated by links to photographs, paintings and original documents. This account will run until 7 June.

In addition to the digitisation of Queen Victoria’s Journals, the Royal Archives is also undertaking an online partnership project with findmypast.co.uk so that the public may trace their ancestors who have worked for the Royal Household. Free access to the records, which range from the 17th century to 1920, will also be available at The National Archives (TNA).

A selection of Queen Victoria’s school copy books are also available for viewing in TNA’s museum until 18 August. This is to complement TNA’s Jubilee online exhibition.

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Scrapbook, a website focused on Queen Victoria’s life and reign, including her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, was launched by Buckingham Palace in April 2012. It contains documents from the Royal Archives, paintings and photographs from the Royal Collection, as well as audio and film clips.

Find out how our ancestors celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee with our article in the June issue of Family Tree.[gallery link="file" columns="2"]

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