The Genealogy Collection includes a non-circulating collection of over 36,000 volumes from throughout the United States and the world, including a large collection of family history books. When using the library's online catalog you may limit your search to materials available at the location "Genealogy" or "Main Genealogy". Print collections include:
• Family History Books
• Yearbooks from Albuquerque high schools
• Albuquerque City Directories
• Extraction books for New Mexico Catholic church records
• Vertical files for families, states, and counties
• Genealogical society and local history society periodicals. (Allen County Public Library in Indiana has created a subject index for articles from many of these journals called PERSI which can be searched for free)
In addition to Library purchases, many resources are added to the collection through generous donations from the New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque Genealogical Society, Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, other lineage societies, and their members.
New Mexico genealogists have recently published some amazing books you won't want to miss.
Staff and volunteers at the Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County create indexes for books that do not include them in order to make the book more useful. We've created many of these indexes for the New Mexico books in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing Company. The series includes photos of people, businesses, churches, and more. These detailed indexes will help you to identify books relevant to your research.
Indexes created for books not in the Images of America series.
As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society have compiled an amazing history of the Society and generously donated a copy to the Genealogy Center. Come in to browse this amazing title or purchase your own from the abqgen.org website.
You'll find historic maps and atlases at the Genealogy Center for the United States and Europe. Also available is a program called AniMap, which will let you identify county boundary changes for the United States over time.
There are also many other Maps & Geographic Information eResources available from the Library.