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
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.
Family History is not just about pedigree charts and historical documents! It’s also about photos, stories, and memorabilia. And what about all those research materials, maps, books, and computer files? Getting organized makes it easier to find what you need, and easier to share what you have with others.
Attend either in person at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom. See the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website to register for a link to attend online. Free and open to the public.
Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of February -- February 28, 2023! 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.
The New Mexico Genealogical Society sponsors many educational programs throughout the year. See the NMGS website for additional information. NMGS Website
Many Special Interest Groups led by members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society are now providing the option to attend either in person at the Library or online using Zoom. See the AGS Website for more information, including dates, times, and links to attend the online meetings. These groups now have an option to attend in person at the Genealogy Center:
Military Research Group, First Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am - noon
Creative Writing of Family Stories Group, First Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 3 pm.
DNA Research Group, First Friday of the month, 10:30 am - noon
Celtic Group, Last Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 3 pm.
The ABCs of DNA Group meets only online using Zoom, second Saturday of the month.
All are free and open to the public.
AGS members are also providing online help with your genealogical research and DNA questions. See the AGS Website to register for online help.