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Ellis County Mailing List

An interactive place to discuss your Ellis County pioneers.



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The purpose of this mailing list to to provide a forum for discussion of genealogy and history in the Ellis County area. You are invited to subscribe to the list, and post questions and comments about your ancestors who lived in the area or about research in this area. If you have access to any county resources, you are encouraged to help those who are seeking help. It is hoped that this list will be of value to its subscribers in the enrichment of their knowledge of their ancestors and how they lived.
Access to the mailing list is restricted. Only subscribers to the Ellis County Mailing List receive the messages and only the subscribers may post them. If you are not currently a subscriber, you are invited to join. The subscription is free and you are under no obligation to participate in discussion or to remain on the mailing list. Currently, traffic on the list is very light, one or two messages per week.
Queries may be posted in the Mailing List, however, you will also want to post them in the Message Board.

Guidelines for the list:

  • The Golden Rule: "Do for others what you would like them to do for you."
  • Absolutely no flames or nastiness will be tolerated.
  • Do not attach long files or GEDCOMS to the list. They make people's ISPs go nuts and are not appreciated.
  • Only GENEALOGY or HISTORY related posts are acceptable. These posts should have some reasonable connection to Ellis Co., Texas and/or its immediate neighbors.
  • Please do not quote an entire message. If you want to quote, cut and paste the relevant portion.
  • Please bookmark this page, and save the Welcome Message that you receive by e-mail after you subscribe.
  • Please sign your name when sending messages to the list.
  • Announcements of meetings and seminars in Ellis County and it's neighboring communities are accepted and encouraged.
  • Discussion of and suggestions for this website are also welcome topics.
  • Do not post advertisements for commercial products or services.
  • Those who violate these rules will be placed on a committee. Serious violators may be banned from participation.
  • See also Netiquette on the Mailing List



You are required to subscribe to the list
before you are allowed to post messages.

To post to the Ellis County Mailing List,
send your message to:


Netiquette on the Mailing List
(Internet Etiquette)

This mailing list can be of great help to you in your research, but misunderstanding the functions and communication styles of this group can irritate many people.

Contributing items to this discussion group is is a form of electronic publication: within a few hours of submission, your item will have been distributed to over 250 TXELLIS subscribers and stored in Rootsweb's archives.

Please Do:

* Read contributions for a while before trying to compose and send your own.

* Identify yourself in your messages. Some messages come through with only an email address. If you must remain anonymous, you do not belong in this group.

* If you wish to respond to a posted item, it is often more appropriate to e-mail your response directly to the poster. If you think your response will be of interest to many others, then send it to the group.

* If someone offers to do look-ups, it is probably best to e-mail the volunteer directly.

* If you wish to thank someone for what they have done, use direct e-mail. If you want to thank the group for the response you have received, then by all means, use the list to do so.

* Use the subject line to describe your topic briefly and accurately. Many people depend on this to determine whether or not to read an item.

* Ask yourself if your message is on topic. The topic is Ellis County genealogy. There are lists for other topics.

* Do not quote the entire message when replying to other posts. Use only enough of the original message so that the readers understand what you refer to. We all have seen the original.

* Use upper and lower case characters when you type and place SURNAMES in caps so that they stand out. TYPING EVERYTHING IN ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED TO BE A FORM OF SHOUTING ON THE INTERNET.

* If someone posts something that upsets you, it is always best not to reply. Contact the list owner if you think that someone is abusing this mailing list. I would prefer that matters like this be handled privately. If anyone gets involved with a battle on the list, all partys involved will be suspended from participation.


Posting From Multiple Accounts

If you have several e-mail accounts, you may arrange to be able to post messages from any of them, yet continue to receive messages in only one account. To do this, send me a request and I will post your additional e-mail addresses to the "Accept List." Please mention Ellis County as I am listowner for Tarrant County as well. You need only to subscribe once.

Instructions for Subscribing and Unsubscribing
to the Ellis County Mailing List

There are two methods to receive mail when subscribed to the mailing list, Mail Mode and Digest Mode. Both modes receive all messages posted to the mailing list.

In Mail Mode, you will receive every posting made to the mailing list as separate e-mail. In Digest Mode, several postings are combined and sent to you together as a single large e-mail message. If you don't know which to choose, I suggest Mail Mode. You may always change to Digest Mode at a later date if you so choose.

How to change to Digest Mode. There are two simple steps. First, unsubscribe from Mail Mode. Second, subscribe to Digest Mode.

There is not a formal NoMail mode. However you may follow the directions below to unsubscribe when you want the messages to stop, and then re-subscribe when you want them to start again.


To subscribe to the Mailing List, send an e-mail message to

TXELLIS-L-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode)

TXELLIS-D-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)

that contains the word subscribe (in lower case)
in the body of the message and NOTHING ELSE.

Nothing is required on the Subject Line

Turn off signature files, html and etc.



To unsubscribe from the Mailing List, send an e-mail message to

TXELLIS-L-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode)

TXELLIS-D-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)

that contains the word unsubscribe (in lower case)
in the body of the message and NOTHING ELSE.

Nothing is required on the Subject Line

Turn off signature files, etc.

Mailing List Message Archives

Messages posted on this mailing list are stored in the Archives at RootsWeb. They may be read by both subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

Visit the TXEllis-L Mailing List Archives


This list is monitored and maintained by Rob Yoder. I am the listowner and Co-County Coordinator. I'm here to assist you should you have questions about the mailing list or problems in subscribing or unsubscribing to the list. Please do not send questions about your ancestors directly to me. Instead, send your research questions and queries to the Mailing List or to the Message Board for all to see.

   - Thank you.


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