Genealogy Center

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

New Books by NM Genealogists

New Books Written by New Mexico Genealogists

New Mexico genealogists have been hard at work in 2020 and 2021 producing some amazing books you won't want to miss.








Masks are required in all City and County buildings.
Please bring in your book donations! The Friends have caught up and look forward to donations of quality items to sell.


Ancestry Library Edition

Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition ended on December 31, 2021.  ProQuest and its partner Ancestry had temporarily graciously expanded access to library cardholders working remotelyYou may continue to use Ancestry Library Edition at all branches of the Public Library.

About the Genealogy Center

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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.


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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.

Our twice monthly Research Days and meetings of the DNA Research Group, Military Research Group, Writer's Group, Military Research Group, and Celtic Group have been suspended.  They will resume at a later date. 

Research Day Photo

Genealogy Programs & Research Help

Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of January -- January 25, 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 military research, New Mexico families, the DAR application process, Mayflower families, African American families, and more will be available to help you.

Genealogy Librarian Lisa Kindrick will give a workshop at 11 am on using the German Immigrants in American Church Records books to find your German immigrant ancestors.

Genealogy volunteers are also ready to assist you at other times.  Email the Genealogy Center at for current volunteer hours.

Genealogy Society Programs

Genealogy Society Programs 

The next monthly meetings of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society, the ABCs of DNA, the African American Special Interest Group, and the Military Research Group will be online using Zoom.  You can attend the DNA Research Group and Celtic Group meetings either in person at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom.  See the   AGS Website  for dates, times, and a link to attend the 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.  See the  NMGS Website    for details.

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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