New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Former resident compiles and donates archival resources to public library


November 25, 2019

For anyone who has ever ventured into the world of genealogical research, you know dates are the key unlocking the past. Birth dates, census dates, enlistment dates, marriage dates, and of course— death dates. It can be overwhelming and exciting all at once, to find those dates and get one step closer to understanding the past. Now the task of sifting through local historical archives just got a bit easier thanks to one woman and her ambition to document the past residents of her hometown.

This fall, Phyllis Schafer, now of Olympia, Wash., sent a letter to the Eddy-New Rockford Library a...

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