Upcoming Events




Program for Wednesday,  April 13, 2016 (10:30A.M. to Noon)  at the

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


Title:  The Ancestry and Legacy of the Pennsylvania "Dutch"

Speaker:  Karen Jones, Family Historian and AGS Member

Description of Program:

All genealogists have heard of the Pennsylvania "Dutch" whether or not their ancestors include them.  Their story is an interesting one that includes several small immigrant groups—the New York Dutch, French Huguenots, and German Palatines.  Some of these people are part of the ancestry of Karen Jones, who will use them and their stories to illustrate the mixed-up ancestry and the continuing legacy of this important segment of American history.

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Program for Saturday,  May 14, 2016 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

(NO REGULAR MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016)


NOTE: This is a special program!


Special All-Day paid Program on Saturday,  May 14, 2016 (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Main Library Auditorium


Speaker:  David Fryxell, Author, Founder of Family Tree Magazine

Description of Program:

David Fryxell is a well-known writer, editor, and speaker in the genealogy world.  He founded Family Tree Magazine, for which he frequently writes.  He has much background in many fields including genealogy, history, writing, publishing, and editing.


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 David A. Fryxell" May 14, 2016
(If you plan to attend, you'll need to print this file)


Important:  Pre-Registration is required!

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Program for Wednesday,  June 8, 2016 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  What to Do With All Your Stuff?

Speaker:  Michael Dietz, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program:

Count yourself blessed if you have photos and memorabilia of those interesting ancestors.  As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  However, if you have a thousand pictures plus much memorabilia, you will need a plan for storing, organizing, identifying, scanning, naming, and using them.  Our own Michael Dietz has put much time into his "stuff" and has some suggestions for us.

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Program for Wednesday,  July 13, 2016 (10:30 A.M. to Noon)  at the

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

Title:  Trails West:  Then and Now

Speakers:  Aaron Mahr, Supt of National Trails Intermountain Region

Description of Program:

The settlement of the American West depended on a few well-worn trails.  Today we will learn of those trails, their years of use, and the people who traveled them.  Aaron Mahr of the National Trails Intermountain Region, will bring us into modern times and tell of how the trails are now preserved and used.

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

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

Title:  Summer Stories and Book Sale

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.  This is also the time for our annual Book Sale.  Don't miss it!

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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:  Overcoming Brick Walls

Speaker:  Nancy Greenberg, Genealogist and AGS Member

Description of Program: 

What can we do about those brick walls that persist in our research, leaving us with some very short "roots"?  We need to add some new ideas to our bag of research tricks.  Nancy Greenberg will remind us of old tricks and some new techniques for getting through, over, or around those walls.

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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:  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,  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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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


April 2, 2016 - Where and how to begin, fill out Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets, and why you use them.

April 16, 2016 - Censuses, how to find and use them.

April 30, 2016 - How to search online and how to evaluate what you find there.

May 7, 2016 - 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 . . .



"Research Days for 2016"

April 26, 2016

May 31, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August 30, 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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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.


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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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