In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.

Genealogy Center

FamilySearch Affiliate Library

We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. is the world's largest non-profit database of genealogical records.  As an Affiliate Library, we are able to provide access at all of our branches from our public computers to millions of restricted digital images that will not be accessible to you from home.  By contract with some of their information providers, FamilySearch does not have rights to share all images with Affiliate Libraries.  You will need to create your own free account in order to view records on FamilySearch.


Available Microfilm

Microform Collections

The Genealogy Center has state of the art equipment for viewing microfilm and microfiche.  Please bring a flash/USB drive with you to save your images.

Early Catholic Church Records

The Catholic Church in New Mexico kept meticulous records for baptisms, marriages and burials beginning in the late 1600s.  Many of these records still survive and are available at the Genealogy Center on microfilm.

Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial Archives

The Genealogy Center has these archival records available on microfilm.  The guides below will help you to determine which rolls of film will be pertinent to your research.  Spanish Archives series I are records related to Spanish land grants.  Series II are other types of records.

New Mexico County Records

New Mexico City Directories

Other Available Records

More Catholic Church Microfilm Now Available!

The Genealogy Center has all available microfilmed records for Catholic churches in over 130 New Mexico and southern Colorado communities.  See the file for Catholic Church microfilm at the Genealogy Center to the left for more detailed information and visit the New Mexico Genealogical Society website and look under the E-Research tab for a list of available records by County and community.

NMGS Website

Many New Mexico church records have now been digitized and can be viewed on after creating a free account.  We can provide assistance with using FamilySearch.

San Felipe de Neri, Albuquerque

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