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
USB Thumb Drive - $4.40 each
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
Military Research Day adults
On the first Tuesday of every 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. - 2:30 p.m.
Genealogy Research Day adults
On the last Tuesday 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. - 3:30 p.m.
These groups meet at the Genealogy Center on the Research Day:
Join President of the Wheels Board and avid railroad fan, Leba Freed, in an engaging exploration of the transformation that occurred when the railroad came to town. You'll learn about the personalities and politics that brought the railroad to Albuquerque, the massive changes that were wrought on what was then a small town, as well as efforts to preserve this remarkable history. Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am to noon, Genealogy Center, 2nd floor of Main Library, 501 Copper Ave NW
Visit the Genealogy Center in May and June to view a fascinating historic map of the East Mountain area.
Developed by the East Mountain Historical Society, this huge map highlights historic sites from stage coach roads to railroads, old mines, vanished towns, and even saloons. It includes towns from Carnuel to Moriarty and Golden to Chilili. Also included with the exhibit are photos of many of the people who have contributed oral histories about their experiences living and growing up in the area.
We now have two Research Days each month! Join experienced genealogists from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society at the Genealogy Center for one-on-one assistance on the third Saturday of every month anytime between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm and the last Tuesday of the month anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Please bring family charts and other information that will help with your research.
Interested in finding out more about your family's military heritage and military history? Join us on the first Tuesday of the month 10:30 am to noon at the Genealogy Center for an informative discussion of military history and then an opportunity to get help with your military research. This month the group will meet on Tuesday, June 5.
The Albuquerque Genealogical Society meets the second Wednesday of every month and includes free educational programs about many genealogical subjects. Join AGS member and genealogist Victoria Sullivan for a talk on "Back Beyond the 'Good' Census Records". She'll explore the many records available to track down family members before the 1850 census. Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 am - noon, Main Library Auditorium - lower level See the AGS Website for details. Programs are free and open to the public.
See the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for information about their many upcoming programs NMGS Website