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These databases are of special interest to genealogists. Normally available with a subscription, they may be used for free with your library card. Select eResources and Databases for additional databases that may be helpful in your research.
Ancestry Library Edition Available from Home!
You currently have an opportunity to use Ancestry Library Edition for free from your home or office! Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until December 31st 2020 and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.. Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Access to over 7,000 databases & 200 billion images. Access is available only from the Genealogy Center or your branch library via Public PC or WiFi.
Online Resources available from anywhere with your Library Card
Formerly known as Footnote. Searchable digitized images of millions of historical primary documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents, many from the National Archives.
NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition is an online database that provides searchable access to New Mexico newspapers. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. The collection contains over 128 different newspapers from across New Mexico. The archives cover New Mexico history from 1847-2019 and allow you to further understand an ancestor's place within their local community to research your genealogy. Start your New Mexico ancestry search now and discover more about your ancestor's stories!
MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. This resources provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
The MyHeritage database includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of more than 1 million records each day.
• More than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions
• The full USA federal census (1790-1940) with images
• Census of England and Wales (1841-1901) with images
• 2 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni
• 816 million US public records
• Hundreds of millions of European records
• More than 100 million gravestone photos
• More than 80 million historical photographs
• Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
• Citizenship & naturalization records
• Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks
• Government, land and court records
• Wills and probate records
• Exclusive databases
• Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, BillionGraves, Canadian Headstones and many others
• New collections containing millions of records added monthly
The Digital Sanborn Maps collection is a browsable set of more than 660,000 digitized images of the 1867–1970 Sanborn maps for approximately 12,000 cities and towns in the United States.
The maps contain information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
Nearly 3,000 unique searchable online collections, offering information on more than 300 million people for the New England states, including Massachusetts Vital Records and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Records. Available only from the Main Library (downtown).
Outside Online Resources
Other Free Online Resources
No library card needed
After creating a free account, you will have free access to the largest non-profit database of genealogical records from all over the world. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. As an Affiliate Library, we are able to provide access at all of our branch libraries from our public computers to millions of restricted digital images that will not be accessible to you from home.
NewsBank is an online, searchable database providing access to New Mexico newspapers. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
FamilySearch Affiliate Library
We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library
The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. FamilySearch.org 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.