Upcoming Events



Program for Wednesday,  February 14, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  505-768-5141

Title:  Know Your Historical Geography

Speakers:  Peter Ives, former UNM Map Librarian, and Bill Tefft of the Public Lands Interpretive Association

Description of Program:

In our genealogical research, we always need to know where our ancestors lived.  Early land descriptions describe locations by rivers and creeks not easily found on maps that emphasize cities and roads.  We need topographical maps, watershed maps, county maps, plat maps, population maps and more. Peter Ives and Bill Tefft will speak to us today about the kinds of maps available and where to find them.

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Program for Wednesday,  March 14, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  505-768-5141

Title:  Are You My Mother?  Finding Our Maternal Ancestors

Speaker:  Henrietta Christmas, Genealogist and NMGS President

Description of Program:

Almost all genealogists have assorted Marys, Marias, Elizabeths, and Annas dangling on their family trees with no maiden names attached.  How can we find their families of origin?  Where do we get clues?  How do we prove our hypotheses?  Henrietta Christmas of NMGS will share with us what she has learned in this important area of family research.

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Program for Wednesday,  April 11, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  505-768-5141

Title:  Leaving a Photo Legacy

Speaker:  Teri Winfield, Certified Professional Photo Organizer

Description of Program:

Many of us family historians have been blessed to receive old family photos.  However, it is sometimes a mixed blessing as we ponder what to do with them.  Should we store them or display them?  What can be done for the damaged ones?  How do we even begin to organize them?  And as we scan them for posterity, how can we label them so they can be found?  Teri Winfield, a certified professional photo organizer, will answer these questions and more.

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Program for Wednesday,  May 09, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  505-768-5141

Title:  Do You Have Royal Blood?

Speaker:  Michael Dietz, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Have you ever wanted to be a princess or prince?  Maybe not, but you may be descended from one.  Today Michael Dietz, AGS member, will describe how he has traced several lineages of his wife, Charlene, back to the nobility and royalty of France, England, Scotland, Saxon kingdoms, Ireland, and Wales.  There is information on the Internet and even right here at our Genealogy Center that can help you find out if you have royal blood.

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Program for Wednesday,  June 13, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102   505-768-5141

Title:  Back Beyond the "Good" Census Records

Speaker:  Victoria Sullivan, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Does your research get thin when you have tracked your ancestors beyond the 1850s to where census records include only the name of head of household?  What kinds of records can reveal the family information you want?  Victoria Sullivan will explore the other records that may exist from those days:  tax lists, wills, deeds, church records, lineage society records, and more.   You may find that your search is not over.

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Program for Wednesday,  July 11, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102   505-768-5141

Title:  Sails, Trails, and Rails: How Our Ancestors Traveled

Speakers:  Karen Jones, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

As we research the lives of our ancestors and learn of their travels into the unknown, we wonder about the ships they sailed in, how they carried their provisions and belongings, life on the trails and canals, the development of roads and railroads.  Karen Jones will share in words and pictures the modes of transportation used in different eras of American migrations.

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Program for Wednesday,  August 8, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Community Room, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102   505-768-5141

Title:  Summer Stories

Speaker:  Everyone!

Description of Program:

This month we have our annual storytelling meeting.  Since many of us are in families who are not enthusiastic about family history research, we need to take time to listen, encourage, help, rejoice, or sympathize with each other.  For this meeting, we circle up in small groups that allow everyone to tell about their recent genealogical adventures.  Don't miss it!

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Program for Wednesday,  September 12, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Community Room, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102   505-768-5141

Title:  Brick Wall Strategies

Speaker:  Marianne Eaton and Panel of Members

Description of Program:

Genealogical brick walls are inevitable — those dead ends where we're sure there are clues to go further but can't think of how to find them.  What can we do?  We need to review old techniques and add new ones to our bag of research tricks.  Marianne Eaton and other AGS members will share their brick wall breakthroughs.  Their experiences may be just the help you need.

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There will be NO REGULAR MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2017 at the Main Library Community Room, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


This special "PAID" Two Day Joint AGS/NMGS Seminar on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2018 will be held at the Marriott Pyramid.



Details of this event will be announced as soon as they are available.

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Program for Wednesday,  November 14, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Community Room, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  505-768-5141

Title:  Veterans' Honor Program

Leader:  Michael Dietz, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

TBA

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Program for Wednesday,  December 12, 2018 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

Main Library Community Room, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102   505-768-5141

Title:  "Show and Tell" at the Holiday Party

Description of Program:

Our annual holiday party is a great time of fellowship as members bring heirlooms or items of genealogical interest and tell of their history or special meaning.  We encourage attendees to come in costumes of their native lands or in the clothing of an ancestor.  Members are also invited to bring a holiday dish to share during the party time.  We love to end the year on a high note!

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AGS Research Days

AGS Research Days at the Main Library
Genealogy Center
2nd Floor, Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM (Corner of 5th & Copper)
Genealogy Center Phone: 505-768-5131

with a   NEW EXPANDED SCHEDULE   in 2018!
(the 3rd Saturday and last Tuesday of each month)

Saturdays Tuesdays
January 20 January 30
February 17 February 27
March 17 March 27
April 21 April 24
May 19 May 29
June 16 June 26
July 21 July 31
August 18 August 28
September 15 September 25
October 20 October 30
November 17 November 27

(No Research Days in December 2018!)


On Research Days there are volunteers available to assist researchers
in the following areas of investigation:

Revolutionary War Ancestors
Mayflower Descendants
Huguenot Society
Scandinavian Research
Hispanic Research
Using Land Records
Using Military Records
Using the Internet for Research
Using DNA in Genealogy Research

Come and Go on your schedule. . .
Come early for coffee and sharing at Al's Big Dipper . . .
It's Your Research Day!          Do it your way!
Meet us at the Library!


AGS Genealogy Research Days Coordinators:
Lynda Katonak,  505-903-9372,  LLKatonak@swcp.com
Marianne Eaton,  505-833-3991,  eaton.thmas@comcast.net
Lark Robart,  505-259-7784, lrobart@comcast.net

Library Phone:  505-768-5131 (Genealogy Desk)


"Parking"

Copper Parking Garage - The garage is located at the SE corner across from Library.  You can have your ticket validated in the Library for two hours of FREE parking.  Each additional half hour parking costs $1.00 to a maximum of $4.00 for all-day parking.

Open Parking Lot - The lot is located at the SW corner across from the Library at $3.75 for all-day parking, exact change is needed.

Limited Street Parking - metered spaces if available.

A Special Thanks to All of Our Volunteers
for sharing their expertise by helping patrons.

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Genealogy Research "Gems" from recent AGS sponsored programs


List of Genealogy related "URL's" from the October 10, 2012 Program, Courtesy of M. Dietz


Using Old Newspapers to Bring Families to Life  in .PDF format(123.8KB), September 9, 2015, presented by Karen Jones and Michael Blackledge.


Four .PDF Hand-outs from David A. Fryxell's Program on May 14, 2016:
Best European Sites  (71.8KB)     The Power of Names  (65.3KB)    Published Genealogies  (54.0KB)
Search Strategies  (43.6KB)


A helpful Guide, two Forms, and a Sample Will from the February 8, 2017 presentation on doing your
"Genealogical Estate Planning" by Karen Jones, Family Historian.
A Genealogical Estate Planning Guide   in .PDF format(59.7KB)
Lists & Indexes Worksheets for Genealogical Estate Planning  in .DOC format(43KB)
This file can be edited.
Generic Genealogical WILL  in .DOC format(18.4KB)This file can be edited.


A discussion on "Land and Property Descriptions and Their Uses" lead by Dr. William M Litchman, UNM Professor and Certified Genealogist on March 8, 2017
Land and Property Descriptions and Their Uses  in .PDF format(121 KB)


7 Things to Know about Publishing Your Family History  in .PDF format(125.2KB), July 14, 2017, presented by Michael Blackledge.


Celtic DNA - History of Celtic Genetic Migration  in .PDF format(1.03MB), September 23, 2017, presented by John Adam Farris.


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AGS Board Meetings

The AGS Board will meet in the First Floor Conference Room #2 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:15 pm following the General Meeting.

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