You have an opportunity to use Ancestry Library Edition for free from your home or office through the end of December! Access to Ancestry Library Edition was temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will end on December 31, 2021. You will continue to be able to use Ancestry Library Edition at all branches of the Public Library after that date.
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
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.
Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of November -- November 30! Plan to come to the Genealogy Center any time between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm to get 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 volunteers are also ready to assist you at other times. Email the Genealogy Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for current volunteer hours.
The next monthly meetings of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society, the DNA Group, the ABCs of DNA, the African American Special Interest Group, and the Celtic Group will be online using Zoom. AGS members are also providing genealogical research and DNA help online. See the AGS Website for information about their upcoming events.
The New Mexico Genealogical Society sponsors many educational programs throughout the year. See the NMGS Website for details.
Access your Amazon account 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!