Ellis County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Ellis County, Texas Facts
When was Ellis County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 20, 1849 from Navarro County.
Ellis County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Ellis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ellis County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Ellis County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Ellis County, TX Census Records
What Ellis County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ellis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Ellis Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ellis Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ellis Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.
Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.
Ellis County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Ellis County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ellis County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Ellis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 250, Waxahachie 75168
- Ellis County Clerk
- Phone: (972) 923-5070
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1850
- Land Records: 1845
- Probate Records: 1850
- Court Records: 1850
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Ellis County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ellis County, TX?
A list of Ellis County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Ellis County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 479, Waxahachie 75165
- Ellis County Historical Commission, P. O. Box 175, Waxahachie TX 75165
- Grand Prairie Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 532026, Grand Prairie, TX 75053
- Ellis Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Ellis County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Ellis County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Ellis County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Ellis County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ellis County.