|Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center
- Main Library Genealogy Center
- 501 Copper Ave NW
- Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hours: 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.
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. For researching genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Bernalillo County Clerk marriages (restricted for 50 years), death certificates, wills, deeds, mortgages, DD Form 214 soldier discharges.
- Bernalillo County Probate Court recent wills.
- Bernalillo County Recorder deeds and land records.
- Bernalillo County Coroner selected death records.
- Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico, Albuquerque, civil, and criminal court records.
- UNM Center for Southwest Research, Albuquerque, Includes manuscripts of Southwestern U.S. families, organizations, and businesses, 40,000 books and periodicals, and 120,000 images since the 1850s.
- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and genealogies. The library contains 12,500 book titles about the history and culture of the Hispano world from the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, Latin America to Spain, and Portugal.
- Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) of New Mexico, Albuquerque, maintains the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD) for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico.
- New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
- Repositories in surrounding counties: Cibola, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, Roman Catholic church records, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers. NM's best genealogy repository because of its original territorial, state, and county records.
- New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.
- New Mexico Dept. of Health Vital Records, Santa Fe, adoption, births (restricted for 100 years), and deaths (restricted for 50 years).
- Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, colonial and territorial manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the State Records Center and Archives.
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe Archives, Santa Fe NM, created in 1850, it once also included Arizona, and Colorado.  The Archives houses records from 1678-1950 for dozens of parishes in three states.
- NMSU Rio Grande Historical Collections, Las Cruces, early colonial Spanish records since 1598 for families along the Camino Real (Spanish mission road) from southern Colorado to Mexico City.
- Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, offers links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico.
- Repositories in surrounding states (or nations): AZ, CO, OK, TX, UT, and Mexico.
- Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, ethnic groups.
- National Archives at Denver Includes old New Mexico court records and naturalizations, federal and Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, World War I draft registrations.
- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land. Copies of colonial New Mexico records of were often sent to Mexico and Spain.