York Archives and Local History

Situated on Museum Street in the centre of York, the archives section is on the first floor of the library building. 

York – A City Making History

A web-site, including a fascinating blog, covering the work to catalogue the York Civic Archive. 

The City of York & District Family History Society

A site devoted to family history research in York. Has a range of indexes that can be purchased relating to family history. 

York Cemetery Genealogy

York Cemetery’s web-site for genealogists. Searches cannot be made on-line, but can be requested online for a small charge. 

Yorkshire Family History Fair

Annual fair relating to family history. 

Yorkshire Parish Registers

Various registers and books for sale.

York Oral History Society

An organisation founded in 1982 aiming to preserve the memories of York’s people

Gravestone Photos

A web-site where photos of gravestones can be requested, very useful resource. 


York City Council

The official city council web-site, with links to the library and record office. 

York Museums Trust

The institution which runs York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. 

York Georgian Society

Founded in 1939 to promote the preservation of Georgian buildings in York.

York Civic Trust

Set up to protect and enhance York’s architectural and cultural heritage. 

Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society [YAYAS]

YORK Archaeological Trust


Yorkshire Pass

A pass you can buy to allow entry into a large number of museums and attractions. 

York Walls Audio Tour

A self-guided audio tour along York’s 2 miles of walls. 

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a medieval house, now turned into a museum. 


The web-site of Jorvik, the museum where you can go back to Viking times. 

York Minster

The historic York Minster. 

York Minster Library Catalogue

The catalogue of books and manuscripts in the York Minster Library. 

Clifford’s Tower

Formerly the keep of York Castle, now an English Heritage site.

Richard III Museum

Museum situated in Monk Bar, the medieval gatehouse. 

York Dungeons

The tourist attraction at Clifford Street, a scary walk through history of York!

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is situated on the site of the former York Castle. 

National Railway Museum

Internationally important and award-winning railway museum with over 1,000,000 items in their collection