Genealogy Center

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

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About the Genealogy Center

Genealogy CenterGenealogy Center

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  This group will NOT be meeting in July.

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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Beginning Genealogy Workshops

Beginning Genealogy Workshops

Join genealogist extraordinaire Victoria Sullivan for a series of four free workshops designed to get you started on your family history research.  They all meet on Saturdays at the Genealogy Center 10:30 am to noon.  No pre-registration is required.

Getting Started with Your Research - October 5

Using Census Records - October 19

Best Online Sites for Genealogy Research - October 26

Choosing Genealogy Software to Track, Improve, and Share Your Family Tree - November 2





Upcoming Events

Upcoming Genealogy Center Events

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Research Days

We have two Research Days each month!  Join experienced genealogists from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society and often from the New Mexico 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 3:00 pm.

Those days 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.

Military Research Day

Join the Military Research Group for a short presentation about some aspect of military history and then get expert assistance in documenting your family's military experiences.  The Military Research Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Genealogy Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library downtown, 10:30 am to noon.

DNA Research Group

Thinking about having your DNA tested or not sure how to interpret your results?  Join this group led by DNA expert John Farris for a discussion and assistance.  Now meeting on the FIRST THURSDAY of the month.   Free and open to the public.  No registration required.  Next meeting will be Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Genealogy Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library downtown, 10:30 am to noon.  You can also get assistance with your DNA questions on the Research Days.

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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