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Find people in York

Are you looking for a telephone number in York? Enter their name in the search box above to get started.

York is a historic, walled city with a population of 200,000. So, if you're trying to track someone down, you're going to struggle to find them if you rely on old fashioned methods. White Pages can help you find the person you’re looking for at the click of a button.

The rest of this guide will provide you with information about York's full electoral records and archives, to further assist you with your search.


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York Electoral Register Archives

There are two copies of the electoral register – White Pages provides you with access to the edited version of the electoral register. However, the full electoral register can only be viewed under supervision at designated official venues or at the British Library.

You can view York's full electoral register at:

York Explore Library Learning Centre
Library Square
Museum Street
Tel: 01904 552800

The library is open Mondays to Wednesdays, 9.30am – 5pm, and Saturdays, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Changes in City Boundaries

In 1996 the City of York became a unitary authority area, which included rural areas beyond the old city boundaries. Therefore, if you're looking for information on someone who lived outside of the old city boundaries before 1996, the above Archives and Local History Centre may not hold the records you need.

There are 46 main areas in York, including:

  • Acaster Malbis
  • Acomb
  • Askham Bryan
  • Askham Richard
  • Bishopthorpe
  • Bootham
  • Clifton
  • Copmanthorpe
  • Crockey Hill
  • Deighton
  • Dringhouses
  • Dunnington
  • Earswick
  • Elvington
  • Fishergate
  • Fulford
  • Groves
  • Haxby
  • Heslington
  • Hessay
  • Heworth
  • Holgate
  • Holtby
  • Huntington
  • Kexby
  • Knapton
  • Layerthorpe
  • Middlethorpe
  • Murton
  • Naburn
  • Nether Poppleton
  • New Earswick
  • Osbaldwick
  • Rawcliffe
  • Rufforth
  • Skelton
  • South Bank
  • Stockton on the Forest
  • Strensall
  • Tang Hall
  • Towthorpe
  • Upper Poppleton
  • Wheldrake
  • Wigginton
  • Woodthorpe
  • York City Centre

Entering one of these wards may help to narrow your search.

You can find more information on York's local history at the York Explore Library Learning Centre on Library Square, which is listed above.