Genealogy Center

Genealogy Center information and resources. The Genealogy Center is located at the Main Library.

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Access your Amazon giftaccount using this link to and select the New Mexico Genealogical Society or the Albuquerque Genealogical Society as the organization you'd like to support.  They'll receive gift certificates for 0.5% of your eligible purchases and then donate their gift certificates to the Genealogy Center to purchase books to support genealogy research in New Mexico without any additional cost to you!

Genealogy Brochure

About the Genealogy Center

Genealogy CenterGenealogy Center

501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lisa Kindrick, Genealogy Librarian
Lindsey Miller-Escarfuller, Area Manager


The Genealogy Center is on the second floor of the Main Library in downtown Albuquerque on Copper Avenue NW, between 5th and 6th streets.


SUN    MON    TUE    WED    THU   FRI    SAT
Closed    10–6    10–7    10–7    10–6    10–6     10–6


By Bus

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.

By Car

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.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  12 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access) for Genealogy and Foundation Center research

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

USB Thumb Drive  USB Thumb Drive - $5.50 each

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room   Study Rooms Available on a first come basis with a Library Card in good standing

change machine  Change machine available

microfilm  7 Microfilm/fiche readers

See additional information about our ongoing and special events by viewing the full event calendar for the Main Library.

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 (except December), 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:

  • Early New Mexico Ancestors
  • Scandinavian Research Group, 10:15 a.m. - noon
  • German Group
  • Huguenot Research Group -- New Netherland - New Sweden.  Look for the Huguenot table.
  • Irish Research Group, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Mayflower Society help
  • Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) help

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.


Group Presentations & Tours

Genealogy Presentations & 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 for free from the ABC Library and the Genealogy Center to support family history research.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Genealogy Center Events

Research Day Photo

Research Day!

Join us for the Research Day on the last Tuesday of the month, February 23.  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.

Military Research Day

Would you like to learn more about your family's military history?  Join us the first Tuesday of March, March 1, at the Genealogy Center on the Main Library 2nd floor 10:30 am - noon.  We'll start with a talk about an interesting aspect of military history and then work on research with the assistance of experienced volunteers.

AGS Meetings

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

AGS Website  -- Albuquerque Genealogical Society members Luanne Chowning and Vicki Hontas will speak on Periodicals, PERSI, and the Allen County Public Library in Indiana.  Many of us are unaware of the many periodicals and resources published by local and regional genealogical and historical societies.  Most of these records are not found online, but are the specialty of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Luanne and Vicki will guide us through the process of discovering these research gems.

Wednesday, February 10 (10:30 am to noon) in the Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque

Join Henrietta Christmas and Angela Lewis of the New Mexico Genealogical Society at the Genealogy Center at the Main Library downtown on Saturday, February 20, 10:30-noon, for a workshop on research materials and sources you can use to complete your Primeras Familias or DAR applications, books, or articles.  See the NMGS website for more details.  NMGS Website

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