Upcoming Events




Program for Wednesday,  March 11, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Using Evernote to Improve Your Research

Speaker:  Kerry Scott, Genealogist and Blogger

Description of Program:

Have you heard about Evernote?  It's a way to collect and file information digitally from many sources - the Internet, phone photos, scans, copies, and more.  Genealogist Kerry Scott of "cluewagon.com" will show us how this free tool can help us in our genealogical research.  We'll learn tips and techniques for streamlining our work, both on-site and back in our home offices.

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Program for Saturday, April 25, 2015 (10:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M.)  at the

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

(NO REGULAR MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014)


NOTE: This is a special program!


Special All-Day paid Program on Saturday, April 25, 2015 (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Main Library Auditorium


Speakers:  Dick Eastman, Internationally-known Genealogical Speaker

Description of Program:

Dick Eastman will speak about using new technology in genealogical research and record-keeping.

His topics are:

Going Nearly Paperless

How to Get Started

A Comparison of Genealogical Search Engines - Mocavo vs Google

Finding Genealogy eBooks for Free and for Pay

+ one other topic.


Below is a link you may click on to get information about this day long event.

Use your "BACK" feature in your browser to return here after reading or printing the .PDF file.

Flyer/Registration Form for the "All-Day Genealogical Seminar with Dick Eastman" April 25, 2015
(If you plan to attend, you'll need to print this file)


Important:  Pre-Registration is required!

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Program for Wednesday,   May 13, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:   DNA for Dummies

Speaker:  John Farris, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Developments in genetic genealogy are coming so fast that it is hard to keep up with them.  Most of us are now familiar with the science of DNA, but want to know more about what testing might do for our research.  What new things can DNA testing show us this year?  What can we do with the new information?  Can you rely on the ethnic % distribution analysis?  John Farris keeps up with DNA developments and has used the services of several different testing companies.  He will share his knowledge and experience.

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Program for Wednesday,  June 10, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Evaluating and Documenting Sources

Speaker:  Victoria Sullivan, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Each year brings more and more genealogical records into the reach of family history researchers.  What can we believe?  How can we verify undocumented sources?  What are the important elements of documentation?  Victoria Sullivan, former research librarian, will help us with answers to these questions.

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Program for Wednesday,  July 08, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Summer Stories

Speakers:  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.  It's so much fun to hear delightful tales of the experiences of AGS members.  For this meeting, we circle up in small groups that allow everyone to tell about their recent genealogical adventures.  This is also the time for collecting ideas for future AGS programs, so bring your ideas.

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Program for Wednesday,  August 12, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)

 

Title:  Field Trip to Zimmerman Library at UNM

Tour Guide:  Dr. Mark Emmons

Description of Program:

Most of us do not think of using the UNM library for genealogical research, figuring it probably has few materials of use to us.  We may be surprised at what is there.  This field trip will provide hands-on learning about what might be of use to family historians, using the library collections, and accessing their unique database subscriptions.  We will meet at the front door of Zimmerman Library at 10:30 a.m.   Do NOT go to the Main Library.  Because of limited campus parking, we suggest that you go by city bus.

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Program for Wednesday,  September 9, 2015 (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

Speaker  Pat Eker, 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 rails.  Our own Pat Eker will share in words and pictures the modes of transportation used in different eras of American migrations.

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Program for Wednesday,  October 14, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Using Old Newspapers to Bring Families to Life

Speaker:  Mike Blackledge, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program: 

Are you having trouble envisioning your ancestors as more than names, dates, and places?  Try reading the newspapers of the time.  Even if your ancestors were not newsworthy, you can find information about what they could buy in the local stores, what events they could attend, the local perspective on national news, and much more.  Mike Blackledge and others will tell what they've learned from newspapers and how they have used that information.

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Program for Wednesday,  November 11, 2015 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Genealogical Utilities: Help for Managing Data

Speaker:  Michael Dietz, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

One of the most important tools we have as genealogists is the database program we use to record and process the data we collect such as Legacy, Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, Reunion, and several dozen more.  Today's presentation is about five utilities (for PC and Mac) which will assist the genealogist in gathering and cataloging all that data.  Using these utilities the genealogist is able to determine what and where to look for missing data, prepare a project plan for research at a distant location, avoid duplication of research projects, prepare notes about conjectures or explanations, and prepare proof documents based upon the Genealogical Proof Standard.

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Program for Wednesday,  December 9, 2015 (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 with the group during the party time.  We love to end the year on a high note!

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Beginner Genealogy Classes


Saturday Mornings from 10:30 AM to Noon
Main Library, Albuquerque, NM - 2nd Floor
501 Copper NW (Corner of 5th & Copper NW)
768-5131


June 6, 2015 - Where and how to begin, fill out Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets, and why you use them.

June 27, 2015 - Censuses, how to find and use them.

July 18, 2015 - How to search online and how to evaluate what you find there.

August 1, 2015 - Software can help your search and keep track of what you find.

All classes are FREE and open to the public!

Facilitator: Victoria Sullivan - 2nd floor, Genealogy Computer Lab


Note:  The Genealogy Center is located on the 2nd level of the Main Library.
Parking in the Very Special Arts Parking Garage at the corner of 5th and Copper is free for a two hour period when the parking stub is validated at the Library.

Contact Information:  Victoria Sullivan   by e-mail.

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AGS Research Days

The Last Tuesdays of the Month Starting in . . .


March 31, 2015

April 28, 2015

May 26, 2015

June 30, 2015

July 28, 2015

August 25, 2015

September 29, 2015

October 27, 2015

November 24, 2015

(no Research Day in December 2015)
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Special Collections Genealogy Center

2nd Floor Genealogy Center, Main Library 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM

(Corner of 5th & Copper; Library Phone: 768-5131, Genealogy Desk)


10:30 AM - 3:30 PM  (You are invited to come-and-go or come-and- stay)




Research/Interest Groups Represented:

Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) Help Table

Huguenot Interest Group

Irish Research Group, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

New Netherland/New Sweden Interest Group

Scandinavian Research Group



Come and Go . . .          No set schedule . . .

Come early for coffee . . .         Stay late . . .

It's Your Research Day!          Do it your way!

We hope you can make it . . .         Meet us at the Library . . .


AGS Genealogy Research Days Coordinators:
Pat Eker,  345-9161,  d-eker@swcp.com
Lynda Katonak,  898-5592,  LLKatonak@comcast.net
Ellabell Eker,  899-8404,  ellabell01@yahoo.com

Library Phone:  768-5131 (Genealogy Desk)

A Special Thanks to All of Our "Occasional Volunteers" 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


Creating a Legacy: Writing and Publishing Family History  in .PDF format(1.7MB), September 10, 2014, presented by Rex Hopson, Dale Lawson, and Mike Blackledge.


Using Evernote to Improve Your Research  in .PDF format(74.5KB), March 11, 2015, presented by Kerry Scott.

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Annual Research Trips

October 19, 2015 to October 29, 2015  -  AGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah
Family History Library of the LDS Church     

This library is considered to be the best genealogical library in the world.  There one has free access to the microfilm library, as well as Internet databases, books, maps and family history documents that have been collected from all over the world.  There are experienced staff members available to assist researchers, as well as many classes that are open to everyone.

Here are the latest details about this research trip:

Rooms are available at the

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
800-366-3684 or 801-521-0130

Price of Rooms:   Single/Double rate is $87 + 12.6% tax per night; Triple or Quad is $94 + 12.6% tax per night.  $10 per day rollaway fee.  Hotel parking is available at $5 per day.

Reservations:   Each person is responsible for making their own reservation.  You should identify yourself as being with "The Albuquerque Genealogical Society".

A Group Code has not yet been assigned.

Reservation Deadline:   September 1, 2015.


Additional detail for this research trip are contained in this
"Salt Lake Research Flyer"

(If you plan to attend, you may want to print this file)


If there are members going to Salt Lake City for the first time, there will be an "Orientation to Salt Lake City Research" class before the trip.  Arrangements for that are pending and will be announced.
Advance registration is not necessary.

Contact person for trip:  Sharon Hagenbuck . Please contact her and let her know you plan to attend, for questions or additional information.


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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 P.M. following the General Meeting.

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