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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


Kay Brower

First Vice President (Programs)

Sylvia Smith

Second Vice President

Pam Wilhoite

Recording Secretary

Meg Varner

Corresponding Secretary

Nancy Cannaday


Betty Dillard


Larry Felty


Glinda Felty


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.

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Searchers and Researchers - Quarterly Journal of ECGS

Table of Contents
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III & IV
Volume 12
Volume 13
Volume 14
Volume 15
Volume 17

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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