Explore York Images

We have thousands of photographs of York people, places and events, which can be invaluable if you’re researching your family history or local area. Around 7,000 are currently available to view through our searchable database Explore York Images.

Details of how to order copies are available on the website. And if you know anything interesting about an image, please get in touch.

Find My Past

A number of our archive collections are available through Find My Past. These include:

  • Apprenticeship indentures and registers of apprentices
  • Calendars of Prisoners
  • Electoral registers and Poll Books
  • Trade directories
  • York Freeman claims

You can get free access to Find My Past at any Explore Library, on our Public Network PCs and over the Wifi.