Genealogy Center

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

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About the Genealogy Center

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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
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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

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.

Join us for family history research help on the last Tuesday of the month 10:30 am - 1 pm. 

You can attend these Special Interest Group meetings either in person at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom with a link from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website:

DNA Research Group  first Friday of every month 10:30 am - noon.

Military Research Group first Tuesday of the month 10:30 am - noon.

Creative Writing of Family Stories Group first Tuesday of the month 1:30 pm - 3 pm.

Celtic Group last Tuesday of the month 1:30 pm - 3 pm.

See the Albuquerque Genealogical Society website for details about online meetings.   The ABCs of DNA Group meets online only. 

Women's History Month Programs

Women in New Mexico and Your History

Kick off Women's History Month in March with a look at some of the fascinating women who helped shape New Mexico's history.  Esteemed genealogist Henrietta Martinez Christmas will discuss Dona Ana Gomez Robledo and other vital New Mexico women, and give you some crucial research tips for discovering and fleshing out the strong and amazing women in your own family history, no matter where they may have lived.  While you're at the Main Library you can also enjoy  banners throughout the Library celebrating New Mexican women.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 am - noon

Main Library Genealogy Center

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About the speaker

Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a 15th generation New Mexican, is a well-known genealogical and historical researcher, and a leading member of the New Mexico Genealogical Society.  An award-winning author, she has written books and over 125 articles, mostly on New Mexico's Colonial families. In 2021 she was awarded the prestigious Real Orden de Isabel la Católica by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.  Among her many contributions to preservation and historical research in New Mexico, she volunteers as a member of the Charles Dibrell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to help women who wish to honor their ancestors who aided the American Revolution -- six of her own ancestors were patriot soldiers who rendered aid as Presidio soldiers by donating toward the Revolutionary cause in Santa Fe in 1781.

This event is sponsored by the Library and the Charles Dibrell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Free and open to the public.  No registration is required.


Don't miss the Subject Guide on Nina Otero-Warren on the Special Collections webpage!


Research Day Photo

Genealogy and History Books for Sale!

The Albuquerque Genealogical Society's Last Chance Book Sale

Great books at great prices!  This will be the last in-person sale, so get these amazing, gently used books while you can.  We can accept checks (to AGS) or cash only.  Visit for a list of the books for sale.

Research Day

Join us for an in-person Research Day the last Tuesday of March  -- March 26, 2024!  Plan to come to the Genealogy Center any time between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm to get free individual assistance from experienced researchers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society and Library staff.  Experts on genetic genealogy and DNA, military research, New Mexico families, African American families, German families, Celtic and Scandinavian families, the Daughters of the American Revolution application process, Mayflower families, and more will be available to help you.  Whether you've been researching for a long time or you're just starting out, this is a great day to find out more about your family.

Genealogy Society Programs

Genealogy Society Programs

See the NMGS website for information about their upcoming programs.    NMGS Website   

These groups led by members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society now have an option to attend in person at the Genealogy Center or online using Zoom:

Military Research Group, First Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am - noon.

Creative Writing of Family Stories Group, First Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 3 pm

DNA Research Group, First Friday of the month, 10:30 am - noon -- IN MARCH WILL BE MEETING ON 2ND FRIDAY.

Celtic Group, Last Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 3 pm.

The ABC's of DNA Group is meeting online only. 

See the   AGS Website  for more information, including dates, times, and links to attend the online meetings.  All are free and open to the public.

AGS members are also providing online help with your genealogical research and DNA questions. See the  AGS Website   to register for online help.