Genealogy Center

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

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About the Genealogy Center

Genealogy CenterGenealogy Center

501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lisa Kindrick, Genealogy Librarian
Joshua Fox, 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.


Beginning Genealogy Workshops

Beginning Genealogy Workshops

Join Albuquerque Genealogical Society member and genealogist extraordinaire Victoria Sullivan for a series of four Saturday workshops to get you started with your genealogy research.  All workshops are free and no registration is required.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.—noon

June 3—Getting Started

Learn the basics of gathering information about your family, staying organized, staying focused, and enjoying the journey.

June 10—Using Census Records

Mine census records for gold nuggets about your family’s past.

June 17—Internet Research

Discover the best websites and online resources to support your family history research.

June 24—Choosing Genealogy Software

A comparison of the features of free and commercially available software packages for organizing, storing, and sharing your research.

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 ABQ-BERNCO Library and the Genealogy Center to support family history research.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Genealogy Center Events

Research Day Photo

Check below for upcoming free genealogy workshops

Research Day!

Join us for the Research Day on the last Tuesday of the month, May 30.  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 and other information that will help with the research.

Military Research Day

Would you like to learn more about your family's military history?  Our next Military Research Day will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Genealogy Center on the Main Library 2nd floor 10:30 am - noon.  Explore military records for your ancestors with experienced genealogy volunteers.

Genealogy Society Meetings

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

"I Did My DNA -- Now What?"  John Farris, AGS member and DNA expert, will discuss how to interpret your DNA results.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:30 am - noon, Albuquerque Main Library Auditorium

AGS Website  See the AGS website for more information about their upcoming programs.


See the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for information on the upcoming program on April 29.  NMGS Website


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