Welcome to the Wilson Cobb Library! Making it easier for you to search out your ancestry and genealogical history!

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 THIS LINK.

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

Neighboring Towns

Artesia, New Mexico Terpening and Son Mortuary

Carlsbad, New Mexico Denton Wood Funeral Home