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Wilson-Cobb Library
History and Genealogy

Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy Research Library

The Wilson-Cobb History and genealogy Research Library is a special collection, standalone library that was established in April 1999 to serve Roswell, New Mexico and the surrounding communities.

The library offers access to more than 7,000 books, 12,000 periodicals, and the free use of the library''s subscriptions to, and on our computers with high speed Internet access. Experienced volunteers are available to help locate materials, or to get started using the computer subscriptions.

Memberships, grants, charitable donations from individuals and fundraisers support the library.

We welcome donations of books, office supplies and other items that can be used in the library's operations.

Location and Contact Information

Wilson-Cobb Library
301 S Richardson Ave (corner of Alameda St)
Roswell, NM

The Wilson-Cobb Library reopens July 2, 2021

Library hours: MWF, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mailing address:
PO Box 1216
Roswell, NM 88202-1216

E-mail:   Phone: 575-622-3322

Board of Directors



Wilson-Cobb Library's
Annual Workshop

Our venue for the annual workshop is not available this year due to the pandemic. We polled our membership to explore whether we should offer a virtual workshop. Members voted not to offer a webinar.


The Library reopens July2, 2021!
Thank you for your continuing support.

Florine Newberg Hopkins Matthews, 1927-2020
. Flo was one of the founders of the Wilson-Cobb Research Library and an active contributor to the genealogy community for many years. We will miss her.


Books and Things

You can shop for books from Bob Gordon even though we are not meeting for a workshop. He has a great selection of genealogy books at Books and Things. Take a look at his website ahd shop:

Newsletter 2021 Topics

Members receive a quarterly newsletter.

January 2021

Tips for the Genealogy Bounty Hunter
Filling in the Blanks with Religious Records

April 2021

Across the Pond – Our English Ancestors
Changing Times and Researching the Ladies

July 2021

Researching Your German Ancestors
Passenger Lists and Departure Lists