War grave, York Cemetery

The Genealogy office is currently closed to visitors. However, the volunteers are taking online enquiries and will be pleased to help you with your family research. Online appointments can be made should you wish to visit a grave.

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, or email

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.

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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