The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

28 July 2012

Access for Free at any ABC Library

Access for FREE at any Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

Recently, I discovered that ABC Libraries are offering free access to the library version of You can use the computers at the library, or bring your own computer and access it through wifi.

Once you are on a computer at one of the libraries, go to the ABC Library website at . Click on the “Genealogy Research Center” link on the left side box under the heading “Research Assistance. On the next page, look at the top right hand corner box that says “Available in the Library”. Click on “Ancestry Library Edition” and begin searching and downloading the records offered by this site!

Remember, this service is only offered at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Libraries themselves. You must be inside one of their libraries and be able to access their wifi. Speak to your librarian if you have any questions regarding this service!

P.S.: If you discover that this service does not work at any of the ABC libraries, please let me know so that I can post the information on this blog. My email is If you are unable to access, you may wish to ask your librarian if they can help you access it at your library.

Robert Baca
President, NMGS

August 18, 2012 NMGS Program

Botts Hall
Albuquerque Special Collection Librar
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM
(On the corner of Central and Edith)

 Saturday, August 18, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon

The Albuquerque Special Collections Library


The New Mexico Genealogical Society


David Snow

Settling New Mexico’s Colonial Landscape

Juan de Oñate's colonists put in place a settlement strategy that reflected European preferences for consuming beef, mutton, and wheat bread.  Expansion of the "Hispano Homeland" of northern New Mexico resulted in the formation (and abandonment) of some 450 plazas and placitas within and adjacent to this region between 1700 and the latter half of the 19th century, as individuals and families pushed the frontier's envelope in search of grass for livestock and irrigable lands necessary for the production of wheat.

David is an historical archaeologist, former staff archaeologist at Museum of NM Lab of Anthropology and former history curator at Palace of the Governors.  He has written numerous articles and books pertaining to New Mexico sites & personalities including, New Mexico’s First Colonists & History and Archaeology of San Felipe Church.

For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at

This program is free and open to the public.