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.

Due to coronavirus the genealogy office will be closed to visitors until further notice. We will still be responding to emails but we won’t be in the office or able to escort you to graves.  We are disappointed that we have had to take this step, but normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

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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