The Genealogy Center is on the second floor of the Main Library in downtown Albuquerque on Copper Avenue NW, between 5th and 6th streets.
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.
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.
12 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access) for Genealogy and Foundation Center research
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
USB Thumb Drive - $5.50 each
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Study Rooms Available on a first come basis with a Library Card in good standing
Change machine available
7 Microfilm/fiche readers
Military Research Day adults
On the first Tuesday of every 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. - 2:30 p.m.
Genealogy Research Day adults
On the last Tuesday of every month, 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. - 3:30 p.m.
These groups meet at the Genealogy Center on the Research Day:
Legacy Group adults
Interested in learning to use the Legacy software to organize your family history research? Join the Legacy Group on the third Thursday of every month at the Genealogy Center, 1 - 3 p.m.
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.
Join experienced genealogist Victoria Sullivan for a series of classes to get you off and running with your genealogy research.
All classes are on Saturdays, 10:30 am to noon, at the Genealogy Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. No registration is required and it's unnecessary to attend them all.
June 6 – Getting Started: Learn the basics of how to gather information about your family, organize that information, stay focused, and enjoy the journey.
June 27 – Using Census Records: Census records provide a gold mine of information about your family’s past. Learn where to find them and how to mine them for those fascinating nuggets about your family.
July 18 – Internet Resources: Discover the best websites and online resources available to support your family history research.
August 1 – Choosing Genealogy Software: Get an overview of the features, pros, and cons of various free and commercially available software packages for organizing, storing, and sharing your family history research.
AGS Website -- Join the Albuquerque Genealogical Society for a talk by Victoria Sullivan on Evaluating and Documenting Sources. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Main Library Auditorium - lower level, 10:30 am - noon. See the AGS website for details.
Also, be sure to check the New Mexico Genealogical Society web-site for their upcoming programs. NMGS Website
Join us the last Tuesday of the month, May 26, for the Research Day. Stop by the Genealogy Center any time between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm and get individual assistance with your family history research. Please bring family charts or any other information you may have that will help with the research.