War grave, York Cemetery
The Cemetery Registers have been continuously maintained and provide a complete record of over 123,000 disposals which have been made in the graves in the cemetery grounds. For more information see the companion website info, maintained by a knowledgeable group of specialist volunteers.

Help with your research

The Friends of York Cemetery offer an in-person service at the cemetery office each Friday (9.30am – 3.30pm) throughout the year for people researching family or local history at the cemetery or seeking a guide to a grave. No appointment is necessary.

Research fees and further information (PDF)

Contact the genealogy team

You can contact us via email: or phone: 01904 610631 (Fridays only)

Or write to:
The Genealogical Team
Friends of York Cemetery
The Gatehouse
Cemetery Road
York YO10 5AJ

This Garden of Death - the History of York Cemetery 1837-2007

This Garden of Death – the History of York Cemetery 1837-2007, by Hugh Murray

A new edition to mark the 170th anniversary of the opening of the Cemetery and the 20th anniversary of the conveyance of the freehold to the York Cemetery Trust.

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