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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ellis County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ellis County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Ellis County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = December 20
 
| founded date = December 20
 
| seat wl = Waxahachie
 
| seat wl = Waxahachie
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| building image = TexasEllisCourthouse.jpg
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:TexasEllisCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|279px]]
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[http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/ Ellis County Courthouse]<br> 115 W Franklin<br> Waxahachie, TX 75165<br> Phone: 972.923.5070<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, land,<br> probate, Military and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/ Ellis County Courthouse]<br> 115 W Franklin<br> Waxahachie, TX 75165<br> Phone: 972.923.5070 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, land,<br> probate, Military and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 250<br>Waxahachie 75168<br>Phone: 972-825-5070
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'''District Clerk'''
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109 S. Jackson<br>Waxahachie 75165<br>Phone: 972-825-5091
  
 
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The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie, Texas and their website is http://www.co.ellis.tx.us/<br>
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The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie.<br>
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==== Ellis County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1845
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlement was in 1843.  
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'''1843--'''The first settlement was in 1843.  
 
 
&nbsp;
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1849--'''Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County. '''County seat:''' Waxahachie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1849--'''Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Waxahachie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836. <br>  
 
The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836. <br>  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Boz|place|disp=Boz}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Ennis|place|disp=Ennis}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Ferris|place|disp=Ferris}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Italy|place|disp=Italy}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Midlothian|place|disp=Midlothian}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Palmer|place|disp=Palmer}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Red Oak|place|disp=Red Oak}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Telico|place|disp=Telico}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Venus|place|disp=Venus}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Ellis, Waxahachie|place|disp=Waxahachie}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
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[[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] {{•}} [[Hill County, Texas Genealogy|Hill]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Kaufman County, Texas Genealogy|Kaufman]] {{•}} [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] {{•}} [[Tarrant County, Texas Genealogy|Tarrant]]  
*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]  
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<center><br></center> <center>{{TX Ellis County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hill County, Texas|Hill]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]  
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*[[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]  
 
*[[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Rootsweb-Ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txellis/cemetery/cemintro.htm Cemetery indexes] for Ellis County
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
Gloria B. Mayfield [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Ellis/ListEllis.html Cemetery Indexes] for Ellis County
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2589 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Ellis+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Ellis/ListEllis.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*Rootsweb-Ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txellis/cemetery/cemintro.htm Cemetery indexes] for Ellis County
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*Gloria B. Mayfield [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Ellis/ListEllis.html Cemetery Indexes] for Ellis County
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 989
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|1860= 5246
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|1870= 7514
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|1880= 21294
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|1890= 31774
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|1900= 50059
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|1910= 53629
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|1920= 55700
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|1930= 53936
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|1940= 47733
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|1950= 45645
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|1960= 43395
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|1970= 46638
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|1980= 59743
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|1990= 85167
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|2000= 111360
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|2010= 149610
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''History of Ellis County, Texas, ''1972.  
 
*''History of Ellis County, Texas, ''1972.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txellis.jpg|450px|Txellis.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*''The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War'', 1919. Book that details the World War I military service of the citizens of Ellis County, including photographs and biographies. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20203/m1/?q=history%20texas%20county Read the book online] at the Portal To Texas History.  
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*'Confederate P.O.W.'s: soldiers &amp; sailors who died in federal prisons &amp; military hospitals in the North.' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976), {{FHL|146953|item|disp=FHL film 982018 Item 1}}.
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=====World War I=====
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*''The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War'', 1919. Book that details the World War I military service of the citizens of Ellis County, including photographs and biographies. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20203/m1/?q=history%20texas%20county Read the book online] at the Portal To Texas History.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Ellis}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{FHL|1103057|subject-id|disp=Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910}}  
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*{{FHL|1103057|subject-id|disp=Texas County Tax rolls 1836-1910}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [with images]] Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] - Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
<br>Ennis Public Library<br>501 W Ennis Ave<br>Ennis, TX 75119<br>Phone: (972) 875-5360<br>[http://www.ennispubliclibrary.com/ Website]  
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'''Grand Prairie Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 532026<br> Grand Prairie, TX 75053<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/ellis-county/#sthash.31oej19J.dpuf website]<br><br>
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'''Ellis County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 479<br>Waxahachie 75165<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txellis/esoc.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External website]<br><br>
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'''Ennis Public Library'''<br>501 W Ennis Ave<br>Ennis, TX 75119<br>Telephone Number: 972-875-5360<br>[http://www.ennispubliclibrary.com/ Website]  
  
<br>Ferris Public Library<br>514 S Mabel St<br>Ferris, TX 75125<br>Phone: (972) 544-3696<br>[http://ferristx.booksys.net/ Website]  
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'''Ferris Public Library'''<br>514 S Mabel St<br>Ferris, TX 75125<br>Telephone Number: 972-544-3696<br>[http://ferristx.booksys.net/ Website]  
  
<br>Ah Meadows Library<br>923 S 9th St<br>Midlothian, TX 76065<br>Phone: (972) 775-3417<br>[http://library.midlothian-isd.net/ Website]  
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'''Ah Meadows Library'''<br>923 S 9th St<br>Midlothian, TX 76065<br>Telephone Number: 972-775-3417<br>[http://library.midlothian-isd.net/ Website]  
  
<br>Nicholas P Sims Library &amp; Lyceum<br>515 W Main St<br>Waxahachie, TX 75165<br>Phone: (972) 937-2671<br>[http://www.simslib.org/ Website]  
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'''Nicholas P Sims Library Lyceum'''<br>515 W Main St<br>Waxahachie, TX 75165<br>Telephone Number: 972-937-2671<br>[http://www.simslib.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Red Oak Public Library<br>200 Lakeview Pkwy<br>Red Oak, TX 75154<br>Phone: (469) 218-1230<br>[http://www.redoakpubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Red Oak Public Library'''<br>200 Lakeview Pkwy<br>Red Oak, TX 75154<br>Telephone Number: 469-218-1230<br>[http://www.redoakpubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
  
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Guide to Ellis County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Ellis County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded December 20, 1849
County Seat Waxahachie
Courthouse
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County Information


County Courthouse

Ellis County Courthouse
115 W Franklin
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972.923.5070

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, land,
probate, Military and court records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 250
Waxahachie 75168
Phone: 972-825-5070

District Clerk

109 S. Jackson
Waxahachie 75165
Phone: 972-825-5091


The County Courthouse is located in Waxahachie.


Ellis County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1850 1850 1845 1850

History

1843--The first settlement was in 1843.

Parent County

1849--Ellis County was created 20 December 1849 from Navarro County.

  • County seat: Waxahachie [2]

The Texas State legislature officially established Ellis County on December 20,1849. The county was named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1836.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: | Alma | Avalon | Boz | Forreston | Garrett | Italy | Milford | Oak Leaf | Palmer | Telico | Bardwell | Ennis | Ferris | Maypearl | Midlothian | Ovilla | Pecan Hill | Red Oak | Waxahachie

Neighboring Counties

Dallas  • Henderson  • Hill  • Johnson  • Kaufman  • Navarro  • Tarrant


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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850989
18605,246430.4%
18707,51443.2%
188021,294183.4%
189031,77449.2%
190050,05957.5%
191053,6297.1%
192055,7003.9%
193053,936−3.2%
194047,733−11.5%
195045,645−4.4%
196043,395−4.9%
197046,6387.5%
198059,74328.1%
199085,16742.6%
2000111,36030.8%
2010149,61034.3%

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Ellis County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • History of Ellis County, Texas, 1972.
  • Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, 1892 (reprinted as Ellis County History, Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1972).  Read the book online from The Portal To Texas History.
  • Ellis County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
  • The Texas spirit of '17: a pictorial and biographical record of the gallant and courageous men from Ellis County who served in the Great War, 1919. Book that details the World War I military service of the citizens of Ellis County, including photographs and biographies. Read the book online at the Portal To Texas History.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Ellis County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage
Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce



Societies and Libraries

Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
PO Box 532026
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
website

Ellis County Genealogical Society
PO Box 479
Waxahachie 75165
website

Ennis Public Library
501 W Ennis Ave
Ennis, TX 75119
Telephone Number: 972-875-5360
Website

Ferris Public Library
514 S Mabel St
Ferris, TX 75125
Telephone Number: 972-544-3696
Website

Ah Meadows Library
923 S 9th St
Midlothian, TX 76065
Telephone Number: 972-775-3417
Website

Nicholas P Sims Library Lyceum
515 W Main St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Telephone Number: 972-937-2671
Website

Red Oak Public Library
200 Lakeview Pkwy
Red Oak, TX 75154
Telephone Number: 469-218-1230
Website

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).