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
Genealogy Research Days 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. - 3:00 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:
Military Research Day adults
On the first Tuesday of the 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. - noon.
DNA Research Group adults
On the first Thursday of every month, join DNA expert John Farris at the Genealogy Center for assistance with identifying which tests will be beneficial for you to take and how to understand and interpret the results. 10:30 am - noon.
Writer's Special Interest Group adults
Join this group the third Wednesday of the month at the Genealogy Center for support and encouragement in writing your family's history. 10:30 am to noon.
Join genealogist extraordinaire Victoria Sullivan for a series of four free workshops designed to help you get started with your family history research. They all meet on Saturdays 10:30 am - noon at the Genealogy Center. No registration is required.
March 21 -- Getting started and tour of the Genealogy Center
March 28 - Getting the most out of census records
April 4 - Online genealogy resources
April 18 - Genealogy software to assist with your research
Would your group enjoy a tour of the Genealogy Center or a presentation at your next meeting on the many free genealogical resources available to you with your Library card? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 768-5131.
Join us the third Saturday (10:30 am - 1:30 pm) and the last Tuesday (10:30 am to 3:30 pm) of the month for one-on-one assistance with your family history research. Whether you're just starting out or have been working on your genealogy for years we have experienced volunteers with expertise in all areas to help you.
Those times 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.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Genealogy Center, 10:30 am - noon. Enjoy a presentation on some aspect of military history and then experienced researchers will assist with military research questions.
Meets the first Thursday of the month at the Genealogy Center, 10:30 am - noon. Join DNA experts to gain a better understanding of how to get the most from your DNA testing results.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Genealogy Center 10:30 am - noon. Get help and support with writing your family history or memoir.
Meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Genealogy Center 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Get research help and share in the discussion with researchers experienced in finding records for Irish and Scottish ancestors.
See the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website AGS Website for information on upcoming events and presentations on the second Wednesday of most months at the Main Library 10:30 am to noon.
See the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for information about their upcoming programs NMGS Website