Now that lockdown is easing, the cemetery will be open from 4 July on Monday – Friday 10.00 – 15.00, using the pedestrian gate only.

On weekends from 10.00 – 18.00 the main gates will be open (which means people can park)

Toilet facilities will not be available.

The genealogy office remains closed for the time being, however you can arrange an appointment to visit a grave by emailing info@yorkcemeterygenealogy.org.uk. You can also use this email for your genealogy enquiries. We hope to be able to provide our usual service again soon.

The Genealogy Section of York Cemetery is managed by a small, friendly, helpful and enthusiastic team of Volunteers from the Friends of York Cemetery.

The York Cemetery Trust’s computerised Database gives the Volunteer Genealogists access to the Cemetery Burial Registers dating back to 21 January 1837.

The Genealogy Office is open on Fridays when members of the Team will be pleased to take personal enquiries and undertake grave visits.

We encourage you to contact us by letter, email or telephone to enable us to carry out research and any moderate grave clearance prior to your visit.

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Our team: David, Janet, Jane, Dennis and Tracie

Link to York Cemetery Website

Link to Friends of York Cemetery

Hugh Murray’s Garden of Death Book

Logo of the Friends of York Cemetery