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 recently published some amazing books you won't want to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

About the Genealogy Center

Genealogy CenterGenealogy Center

501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-5131
librarygenealogy@cabq.gov
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.

Parking

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

Creative Writing of Family Stories SIG
Moderated by Linda Koch
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 1:30am - 3 pm

This new Special Interest Group (SIG) meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Genealogy Center on the second floor of the Main Library or you can choose to attend online.  If you're interested in preserving stories either heard from family members or discovered during research then this group is for you. 

The meetings will be a time to share our writing and inspire one another to create engaging stories our descendants will be eager to read. 

Everyone is welcome!  Free and no registration is required.  If you'd like to attend online via Zoom please register through the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website.  AGS Special Interest Group Meetings

 

 

Research Day Photo

Research Day

Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of November -- November 29, 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.  THERE WILL NOT BE A RESEARCH DAY IN DECEMBER.

Genealogy and History Book Sale

The Albuquerque Genealogical Society hosted a fabulous sale of genealogy and history books at the Genealogy Center on October 25, but there are still many great books remaining.  Check the AGS website for a list of books from the sale and available on eBay.

Genealogy Society Programs

Genealogy Society Programs

The New Mexico Genealogical Society sponsors many educational programs throughout the year. See the NMGS website for additional information.    NMGS Website   

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 ABCs of DNA Group will be online using Zoom.  You can attend the DNA Research Group, Celtic Group, and Creative Writing of Family Stories 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.  The Military Research Group will meet again in February.

AGS members are also providing online help with your genealogical research and DNA questions. See the  AGS Website   to register for online help.

Amazon purchases

Support Your Genealogy Center!

Access your Amazon giftaccount using smile.amazon.com 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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