Albuquerque New Mexico Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 5709 Haines St NE Albuquerque NM 87110 United States
  • List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC center.
  • Entrance is on the East end of the Building - Ring doorbell for entry.
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  • Language:English


  • 1-505-266-4867


Open Hours:

  • Monday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday:12:00pm-3:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-12:00pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed November 18th thru November 26th for Thanksgiving

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Collection of New Mexico Historical Documents and books including extensive New Mexico Catholic Church records of Baptisms, Marriages, Prenuptial Investigations and deaths
  • 10 CD set of Books on Cd from Stemmons Publishing Company covering all states and England, Scotland, and Ireland
  • Over 1700 Genealogy Related books and reference materials
  • Large collection of 6000 Microfilm and microfiche. To search for available film/fiche go to FamilySearch catalog-search and choose Albuquerque New Mexico Family History Center in the drop down menu.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.There are a number of Premium Websites which are available at no charge on one of the computers which are available at the center.
    These Premium Sites include:
    The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archives
    Access Newspaper Archives which is the world’s largest online newspaper archive
    Alexander Street Press, Civil War covering Civil War Records
    Find My Past – which is like except it focuses on the United Kingdon
    Fold3 (Formery Footnote) – contains millions of Military Historical Documents and photos
  • Historic Map Works- Library edition
    Legacy Stories- pilot program to link LegacyStories members to link to familysearch
    MyHeritage- Library Edition
    Paper Trail- 19th Century American Migration documents
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
    World Vital Records- Access to birth, Marriage, and death records and much more.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm and Microfiche Readers, Capability to print from Microfilm or Microfiche, 5 Computers with access to Internet and premium web sites as described above.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

William Litchman- Certified Professional Genealogist, author, and teacher with specialization in New York, New England, New Jersey, Virginia, the Midwest especially Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas and Oklahoma, Newfoundland, and Ireland. Normally working Thursday 9AM - Noon

Ernie Tafoya- Speaks Spanish and is knowledgable in New Mexico/Mexico Genealogy and migration patterns. Normally working Friday Noon - 3 PM

Ruth Randall- Certified Genealogist and published author with specialization in African-American 19th and 20th century genealogy with particular interest in the reconstruction of the lives of former slaves. Normally working Monday 9 AM to Noon.

Gwen Brogdon- Specializes in Irish and Swedish records. Normally working Tuesday nights 6 to 9 PM


Scanning of Photographs and documents directly into FamilySearch or onto a user supplied Thumb Drive

Viewing and printing Microfilm/micofiche ordered through

Resources in the Local Area

Albuquerque New Mexico Genealogy Center at Main Library at 501 Copper Avenue NW.

New Mexico Archives and Libraries


   *FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Albuquerque Bernalillo County Genealogy Library web page 

The Albuquerque Genealogical Society web page The Albuquerque Genealogical Society

Walk Thru tour of the Albuquerque New Mexico Family History Center

Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Torrance County, New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico Online Genealogy Records

New Mexico Vital Records

New Mexico Census

New Mexico Directories

New Mexico Voting Registers

How to Find New Mexico Death Records

New Mexico Cemeteries

New Mexico Probate Records

New Mexico Court Records

New Mexico Land and Property

New Mexico Military Records

New Mexico in the Civil War

Indians of New Mexico

The Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (Hispanic Ancestry)

New Mexico Emigration and Immigration

Volunteer at the Center