501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lisa Kindrick, Genealogy Librarian
Joshua Fox, 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.
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.
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.
12 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access) for Genealogy and Foundation Center research
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Study Rooms Available on a first come basis with a Library Card in good standing
Change machine available
7 Microfilm/fiche readers
Military Research Day adults
On the first Tuesday of every month, join members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society to explore your family's military history. Find out more about the military resources available from the Genealogy Center and online. Begins with a discussion and question session and then an opportunity to do research. Come and go or come and stay all day. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Genealogy Research Day adults
On the last Tuesday and third Saturday of every month (except December) , join members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society and Library staff for individual assistance with your family history research. Whether you are just starting or have hit a roadblock with your research, you’ll get plenty of support to move your family history search forward. Please bring your family charts and any other relevant information that could help your search. 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m on the last Tuesday and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on the third Saturday.
These groups meet at the Genealogy Center on the last Tuesday Research Day:
Join author Judy Alderete Garcia to learn about her efforts to preserve the unique culture, history and traditions of the people of the Manzano Mountains in her books Memories of Torreón, New Mexico and Stories from the Manzano Mountains.
Judy grew up in Albuquerque’s South Valley and as a child spent many weekends visiting her grandparents in Torreón. She majored in Spanish and Women’s Studies at the University of New Mexico and has a minor in Chicano Studies. Her books include stories from residents of Torreón, Abó, Manzano, Tajique, and Punta de Agua.
Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Genealogy Center – Main Library – 501 Copper Ave NW
No registration required. Free and open to the public.
Thinking about having your DNA tested or not sure how to interpret your results? Join this new group led by DNA expert John Farris for a discussion and assistance on the last Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Main Library 2nd floor, downtown Albuquerque. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Mary Eberle, JD, a nationally recognized expert and speaker on DNA, will be the featured speaker at the joint seminar of the New Mexico Genealogical Society and the Albuquerque Genealogical Society and will be speaking on October 27 on Genetic Genealogy Basics, Digging Deeper into DNA, and Adoption and Unknown Heritage. Registration is required for this paid seminar. Genealogical Seminar
We now have two Research Days each month! Join experienced genealogists from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society at the Genealogy Center for one-on-one assistance on the
third Saturday of every month anytime between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm and
the last Tuesday of the month anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Those days don't work for you? Contact us and we can put you in touch with a volunteer who can meet with you at another time. Please bring family charts and other information that will help with your research.
Interested in finding out more about your family's military heritage and military history? Join us on the first Tuesday of the month 10:30 am to noon at the Genealogy Center for an informative discussion of military history and then an opportunity to get help with your military research. This month the group will meet on Tuesday, October 2.
There will be no regular meeting of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society in October.
Don't miss this special seminar in October featuring nationally recognized speakers, including DNA expert Mary Eberle. Registration is required for this paid seminar.
For registration and additional information click on this joint Genealogical Seminar link.
See the AGS Website for additional information on upcoming events.
See the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for information about their many upcoming programs NMGS Website