Genealogy Center

Genealogy Center information and resources. The Genealogy Center is located at the Main Library.

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About the Genealogy Center

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501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lisa Kindrick, Genealogy Librarian
Kelli Murphy, Area Manager


The Genealogy Center is on the second floor of the Main Library in downtown Albuquerque on Copper Avenue NW, between 5th and 6th streets.


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By Bus

Several bus routes including Central Avenue Route #66,  Rapid Ride #766 (Red Line) and Rapid Ride #777 (Green Line) serve the Main Library. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions from I-40:
Take I-40 to the 6th Street exit. Drive southtbound on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th Street and 6th Street, on Copper Avenue.

Surface Street Directions from Montano:
Take Montano to 2nd Street. Go south on 2nd Street. 2nd Street will turn into 3rd street after the I-40 overpass. Follow 3rd Street to Lomas, and turn right (west) onto Lomas. Take Lomas to 6th Street and turn left (south). Stay on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th and 6th Streets, on Copper Avenue.


In addition to metered street parking, up to two hours of free parking is available at the Very Special Arts parking garage on the southeast corner of 5th and Copper. Bring your parking stub from this garage to the Circulation desk for validation.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  12 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access) for Genealogy and Foundation Center research

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room   Study Rooms Available on a first come basis with a Library Card in good standing

change machine  Change machine available

microfilm  7 Microfilm/fiche readers

See additional information about our ongoing and special events by viewing the full event calendar for the Main Library.

Join us for family history research help on the last Tuesday of the month 10:30 am - 1 pm. 

You can attend the DNA Research Group meetings on the first Friday of every month 10:30 am - 1 pm either at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom. 

Meetings of the ABCs of DNA, Military Research Group, African American Research Group, and the Celtic Group have been moved online.  See the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website for details about online meetings.   

Free Classes

Genealogy Online: Research Using Library Databases
Nancy Griffiths
Cherry Hills Library
6901 Barstow NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration required

Have you ever wanted to know more about your family history?  Or do you just need a little help researching what you’ve already started?  Learn the basics of genealogy research and how to utilize the free online library genealogy databases to help with your sleuthing.  Additional resources to be found at the Genealogy Center at the Main Library will also be covered.


Research Day Photo

Research Day

Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of August -- August 30, 2022!  Plan to come to the Genealogy Center any time between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm to get free individual assistance from experienced researchers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society and Library staff.  Experts on genetic genealogy and DNA, military research, New Mexico families, African American families, German families, Celtic and Scandinavian families, the Daughters of the American Revolution application process, Mayflower families, and more will be available to help you.  Whether you've been researching for a long time or you're just starting out this is a great day to find out more about your family.

Genealogy Society Programs

Genealogy Society Programs 

The ABCs of DNA Group is sponsoring a free online presentation by well-known New Mexico genealogist and researcher Henrietta Martinez Christmas on the New Mexico DNA Project.  See the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website for details and a link to join the meeting, which will be on Saturday,  August 20, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm using Zoom.  NM DNA Project Talk

The Albuquerque Genealogical Society is celebrating their 50th Anniversary!  See their website to purchase a copy of a book about the history of the organization.

The next monthly meetings of the ABCs of DNA and the Military Research Group will be online using Zoom.  You can attend the DNA Research Group and Celtic Group either in person at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom. 

See the   AGS Website  for more information, including dates, times, and links to attend the online meetings.

AGS members are also providing online help with your genealogical research and DNA questions. See the  AGS Website  for information about their upcoming events and how to register for online help.

The New Mexico Genealogical Society sponsors many educational programs throughout the year.  The September 17 program will feature Lee Martinez speaking on "Enabling the Genealogy Citizen Scientist: an Introduction to the Genetic Genealogist’s Toolbox" at 10 am. See the NMGS website for additional information and links to watch previous programs which are available on their youtube channel.
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Amazon purchases

Support Your Genealogy Center!

Access your Amazon giftaccount using and select the New Mexico Genealogical Society or the Albuquerque Genealogical Society as the organization you'd like to support.  They'll receive gift certificates for 0.5% of your eligible purchases and then donate their gift certificates to the Genealogy Center to purchase books to support genealogy research in New Mexico without any additional cost to you!

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