Genealogy Center

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

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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.

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:

  • Celtic Research Group, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Scandinavian Research Group, help 10:15 a.m. - noon
  • Huguenot Research Group, help -- New Netherland - New Sweden.  Look for the Huguenot table.
  • Mayflower Society help
  • Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) help

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.

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Tours & Programs

Beginning Genealogy Workshops

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


Group Presentations and Tours

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 or call (505) 768-5131.






Upcoming Events

Upcoming Genealogy Center Events

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Research Days

Genealogy Research Days

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.

Special Interest Groups

Military Research Group

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.

DNA Research Group

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.

Writer's Special Interest Group

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.

Celtic Group

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.

Genealogy Society Programs

Genealogy Society Programs

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

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