...the study of family ancestries and histories.

Genealogy began its rise in popularity in the 1970’s and has grown steadily in the decades since. With the introduction of widely available consumer DNA testing, genealogy has become more compelling than ever. While genealogy is a steady growth industry, its thorough and complicated research requirements can be daunting for hobbyists of any qualification. The Alamogordo Public Library is a tremendous resource for serious and curious genealogists, alike. 

  • Over 1000 genealogy reference materials available for use in the library.
  • Over 200 genealogy materials available for check-out with your library card.
  • One dedicated computer work station on first come first served basis, see the reference librarian for access. 

HeritageQuest Online ®

"is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.” The APL subscribes to the database service so it is free for library patrons to use. HeritageQuest Online ® is available for APL patrons from home (with an internet connection) or in the library. (Library card number required.) How to get a library card. 

Additional helpful genealogy links.

HeritageQuest database

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