Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center

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Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



Main Library Genealogy Center
501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Telephone:[1] 505-768-5131

Hours:[1] Sun closed; Mon 10-6; Tue 10-7; Wed 10-7; Thu 10-6; Fri 10-6; Sat 10-6.

Directions: By bus, by car, map, and parking.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Genealogy Center directions, services, ongoing programs, databases, print and microfilm collections, obituaries, cemeteries, families, vital and military records, newspapers and research assistance.
  • Genealogy Center (pdf) getting the most from your visit, getting there, resources.
  • Online catalog by keywords.
  • Online genealogy databases Ancestry, Fold3, Newspaper Archive, World Vital Records, Heritage Quest Online, digital Sanborn maps, American Ancestors, FamilySearch, U.S. GenWeb, Mocavo, Cyndi's List, U.S. National Archives, and RootsWeb.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Genealogy Center is a non-circulating collection of over 20,000 titles arranged by country, state, and county; a computer lab with on-site databases developed by the New Mexico and Albuquerque Genealogical Societies; a microfilm collection; and staff to help your research.[2] For researching genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.[3]

Databases include Ancestry Library Edition, American Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Newspaper Archive, World Vital Records, Sanborn Digital Maps, Albuquerque obituaries and high school year books, and New Mexico deaths 1912-1950. They also have CD databases, early NM Catholic Church records, and Spanish, Mexican, and NM Territorial archival records, and NM tax assessments and deeds.[4]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Genealogy Center Overview in ABC Library (accessed 23 January 2015).
  2. Genealogy Collections in ABC Library (accessed 23 January 2015).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 79. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Genealogy Resources from Your ABC Library in ABC Library Genealogy Center (pdf) (accessed 4 February 2015).
  5. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).
  6. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 2015).
  7. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  8. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  9. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  10. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2014).