Obituaries is it is believed came about the advent and popularization of the printing press circa 16th century. The first obituaries were concise, simply containing the deceased name, birth date, death date, and cause of death, family that is surviving and those that died before them. In the 19th century London newspapers began publishing them, recognizing a person’s death as a solemn and important event that needed more than just a short announcement. As a result, obituaries grew in length and elaboration, containing short prayers, poems, and brief biographies. This practice still exists today, and with the listing of family and extended family can be a source to obtain additional information. Just be sure to check the family information.

USGenWeb Archives Obits Project Bernalillo County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Chaves County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Chaves County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Cibola County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Curry County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

De Baca County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Doña Ana County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Doña Ana County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Eddy County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Grant County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Grant County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Guadalupe County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Lincoln County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Lincoln County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Los Alamos County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Luna County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

McKinley County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Mora County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Quay County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Rio Arriba County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Roosevelt County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Roosevelt County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

San Juan County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

San Miguel County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Sandoval County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Santa Fe County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Socorro County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Taos County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Taos County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Torrance County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Union County, hosted at New Mexico USGenWeb Archives

Union County, hosted at New Mexico ALHN

Valencia County