Hours and location
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lindsey Miller-Escarfuller, Area Manager
|Monday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
The Genealogy Center includes a non-circulating collection of over 20,000 titles and 31,000 volumes organized by country, state, and county; a computer lab dedicated to genealogy research with databases of special interest to genealogists; a microfilm collection and machines for viewing microfilm and microfiche; on-site databases developed by the New Mexico and Albuquerque Genealogical Societies; and staff and volunteers ready to help you with your research.
Group Presentations and Tours
Would your group like a tour of the Genealogy Center or an overview at your next meeting of the available resources? Contact us and we can schedule a tour at the Genealogy Center or come to you with a half hour presentation about the many resources available at the Genealogy Center to support family history research.
A special thanks to those of you who have been placing your Amazon.com orders using the buttons on the New Mexico Genealogical Society and Albuquerque Genealogical Society web-sites. Thanks to you we have been able to order over $720 of new books for the Genealogy Center this year through Amazon.com. We really appreciate your support! Access your Amazon account using the Amazon Books button on the NMGS web-site or the AGS web-site and the Genealogy Center will receive a gift certificate based on a percentage of your purchases. www.nmgs.org or http://abqgen.swnet.com/spl-lib.html What a practical way to support genealogy research in New Mexico without any additonal cost to you.
Watch for these upcoming free Genealogy programs:
Genealogist Nancy Greenberg will provide an orientation for people planning to do research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. She'll work with you on preparation and give an overview of the LDS FamilySearch website. Main Library Genealogy Center, 2nd floor, Tuesday, August 26, 11 am to noon.
Join members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society for a panel discussion led by genealogist and AGS member Mike Blackledge on Creating a Legacy: Writing and Publishing Family History. A group of panelists will share their diverse techniques and experience on creating a written legacy. See the AGS website for details: www.abqgen.org Main Library Community Room (lower level), Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:30 am to noon.
Genealogist and New Mexico researcher Henrietta M. Christmas will give a talk on "Four Centuries of New Mexico History". Bond House, Espanola, New Mexico, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2 pm.
The New Mexico Genealogical Society presents Deni J. Seymour, Ph.D., on Archival Evidence of the Salinas Pueblo Jumanos. Deni J. Seymour, Ph.D., studied anthropology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Seymour's talk will present research related to the first contact with indigenous peoples in the Salinas Pueblo area in the 17th century. See the NMGS website for details: nmgs.org Main Library Auditorioum (lower level), Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
These programs are all free, open to the public, and no registration is required.
Genealogy Research Day
Don't forget the Genealogy Research Day on August 26, the last Tuesday. Come anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm and get individual help from expert volunteers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society. They're happy to help beginners or experts and can provide assistance on special interest areas and locations, DAR applications and research, Internet research assistance, and more. So bring your charts and questions on August 26!
These Research Groups also meet at the Genealogy Center on the Research Day:
Scandinavian Group 10:15 to 12:00.
Huguenot Research Group - The New Netherland - New Sweden Research Group. Look for the Huguenot table.
Early New Mexico Ancestors. Research help available.
Irish Research Group 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm .
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Research assistance available.
Mayflower Society. Research assistance available.
Military Research Group. Research assistance available.
The Legacy Users Group meets the third Thursday of every month at the Genealogy Center 1 pm - 3 pm. Learn more about using this software program for organizing your genealogy research.
Military Research Day
Meet with fellow researchers on the first Tuesday of every month for Military Research Day. These meetings begin with a discussion about a particular aspect of military research and question and answer period, and then you'll have time to share information and do research along with experienced researchers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society. Find out more about the military record resources available from the Genealogy Center. Come and go or come and stay all day. A great way to share information and get assistance as you delve into the world of military records. Genealogy Center, Main Library - 2nd floor, Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
A Few Good Books to Get You Started
Look What's New!
Normally available only with a subscription, you can now use your library card to access New Mexico newspapers through NewspaperARCHIVE for free. Search many historic and contemporary New Mexico newspapers for family history, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, small-town events, world news, and more. These newspapers are completely full-text searchable and fully digitized.
Available in the Library
Thanks to the generous support of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society, we can now offer access to the American Ancestors web-site from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Access hundreds of databases for the New England states, including Massachusetts Vital Records and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, from any computer at the Main Library.
Link from Anywhere!
Have your library card number and PIN handy to link to these sites from home.
If you need to create a PIN for your library card, click on My Account.
Connecting with Local Genealogical Societies
Fabulous, Free, and Convenient
Just click and get started! No library card needed.