Ellis County Genealogical Society

The Society was organized July 14, 1977 with 70 charter members.  Ruth Ann Oates, the first president, helped form a strong and sustaining group that for over 30 years has strived to document and preserve the history of Ellis County and local families.

ECGS meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie. Membership is open to anyone interested in family history.  Dues are $20 per calendar year and includes a subscription to ECGS quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.

Ellis County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 479
Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0479

Current Officers
President Kay Brower
First Vice President (Programs) Sylvia Smith
Second Vice President Pam Wilhoite
Recording Secretary Meg Varner
Corresponding Secretary Nancy Cannaday
Treasurer Betty Dillard
Parliamentarian Larry Felty
Editor Glinda Felty
Historian Nancy Cannaday


In September 2003, President Sylvia  Smith announced that Ellis County Genealogical Society's Board of Directors  had voted to include under its umbrella the newly formed group, African-American History of Ellis County, as a Special Interest Group (SIG). This group led by Easter Butler Fleming and Sylvia Smith  will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM,  in the Ellis County Museum. At present, their focus is to list names of families, businesses, schools, churches and organizations of the past. Oral history interviews with the oldest African-American citizens in Waxahachie, Ennis, Italy, Milford and other communities is another priority for the group. Ultimately, this information will be shared and published in SEARCHERS & RESEARCHERS.

Searchers and Researchers - Quarterly Journal of ECGS

Table of Contents
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III & IV

 
Please contact the Society or Sylvia Smith directly for information.

Ellis County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 479
Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0479


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