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Wilson-Cobb Library
History and Genealogy


Roswell Daily Record Obituaries Indexes-2008-2009, 2011-2020

Yearly indexes to obituaries published in the Roswell Daily Record are available online, the result of more than a decade of ongoing work. The combined yearly indexes, 9,047 through 2020, are available at

The newspaper obituaries have been pasted into scrapbooks, photocopied, bound and shelved in the Wilson-Cobb Library since 1999. Flo Matthews, one of the Wilson-Cobb founders, initiated archiving the Roswell Daily Record obituaries.

Future obituaries will be added to the indexes at the end of each year.

The Roswell Daily record bills obituaries as paid ads, and some are not published. If you cannot locate your ancestor in our obituaries index, you may want to check the funeral homes' websites as they have some obits that were not published in a newspaper.

Roswell Funeral Homes

Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory

Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory

La Grone Funeral Home and Crematory

Neighboring Towns

Artesia, New Mexico Terpening and Son Mortuary

Carlsbad, New Mexico Denton Wood Funeral Home