Upcoming Events




Program for Wednesday,  September 14, 2016 (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 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,  October 12, 2016 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title: Brick Wall Panel

Chaired by:  Marianne Eaton

Description of Program: 

Panel members will relate their experiences with running up against those brick walls that persist in our research, and give us some ideas, old tricks, and perhaps new techniques for getting through, over, or around those walls. Panelists will also answer questions from the floor.

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Program for Wednesday,  November 9, 2016 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Stories of Our Veterans

Speaker:  Michael Dietz, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Last year's Veterans' Day program provided many insights into the experiences of our veteran ancestors.  So we are going to repeat the format, inviting AGS members to bring artifacts and stories of your ancestors in uniform.

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Program for Wednesday,  December 14, 2016 (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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AGS Research Days

The Last Tuesdays of the Month Starting in . . .



"Research Days for 2016"

September 27, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 29, 2016

(no Research Day in December 2016)
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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

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Huguenot Interest Group

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

New Netherlands/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:
Lynda Katonak,  898-5592,  LLKatonak@comcast.net
Pat Eker,  345-9161,  d-eker@swcp.com

Library Phone:  768-5131 (Genealogy Desk)

A Special Thanks to All of Our "Occasional Volunteers" helping patrons.

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Annual Research Trip

October 19, 2016 to October 28, 2016  -  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 roll away 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".

The Group Code and Group Number for this trip are: Group Code ALBU04, Group Number 11357.

Reservations can be guaranteed with a credit card or 1st. night deposit.

Reservation Deadline:   September 15, 2016.


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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Early Notification for a Research Trip Scheduled in 2017!

April 4, 2017 through April 11, 2017       Allen County Genealogical Library
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Since many members of AGS indicated interest in a Research Trip to the Allen Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, a trip has been arranged!

This library is one of the best genealogical libraries in the world.  It is the institution that created the PERSI index, and it has most of the publications available to researchers.  Our group made trips in previous years and were thrilled with the scope of research available and the things that they were able to find on their ancestors.  Many of the library's holdings are unavailable anywhere else in the world.

Here are the latest details about this research trip:

Rooms are available at the

Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown At Grand Wayne Convention Center
1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
Phone 1-866-704-6163

Single or double rate is $l09.00 + 14% tax.  Reference the group code "AGS".  Ten rooms will be held until March 1, 2017.

Reservations:  Make reservations directly through this link at the Marriott Hotel 

The hotel is two blocks from the library.  There is a Dunkin Donuts within the library building and various eating places within easy walking distance.  Other than a gas station mart, there is no additional shopping within walking distance.  The hotel shuttle can be booked for trips based on availability.

Airline Reservations:
American, Delta and United fly into Fort Wayne and reservations can now be made for arriving April 4 and returning April 11, 2017 but seats are very limited at the lowest fare which was $392 round trip as of Sunday, May 15 on American.

Reservation deadline:  Book by March 1, 2017.  Check-in April-4, 2017  Check-out April 11, 2017.

Everyone is responsible for their own transportation to Fort Wayne.  There is no charge for the hotel shuttle to and from the airport, BUT.  it must be reserved 24-hours in advance and you must provide your name, flight number, time of arrival/departure and cell phone number.  Tipping is at your discretion.  If driving, there is also public parking across from the library or in the library underground at $8.00 maximum per day.

Check the Genealogy Center online at the Allen County Library Website and under the heading of "Research" click on "Genealogy"

Heritage Quest and PERSI are available online to search in advance through the Bernalillo County Library System with your library card.  See librarian for details.  There is also a PDF of an article on the Allen County Library available on request.

Program Contact:  Sharon Hagenbuck . Please contact her and let her know that you plan to attend and for any other information/questions.

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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.

Digital Research at Zimmerman  in .PDF format(42.6KB), August 12, 2015, presented by Mark Emmons.

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)        Puplished Genealogies  (54.0KB)
Search Strategies  (43.6KB)


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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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