Upcoming Events




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:  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,  October 14, 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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Important Notice for November 11, 2015 "Veterants Day"!

Since the Library will not be open that day, the following location will be the meeting place for November 11, 2015.


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

Roadrunner Food Bank Meeting Room, 5840 Office Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109,   505-768-5141

The NEW meeting place will be for this November 11, 2015 ONLY!!!


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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AGS Research Days

The Last Tuesdays of the Month Starting in . . .

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.

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


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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".

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

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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