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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 https://abqgen.org/events/last-chance/ for a list of the books for sale.
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.
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.