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Ozarks Genealogical Society OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Welcome to the Ozarks Genealogical Society!

Founded in 1969, OGS has been the premier resource for genealogical research and learning opportunities for almost fifty years. Our members have access to the full spectrum of assistance such as annual research trips, monthly workshops, a fall conference featuring a nationally known speaker, and so much more.

The OGS library is notable for its collection of regional and county records covering southwest Missouri. You will find volumes of county vital records, county and regional histories, and bound periodicals and newsletters. There are numerous special collections of donated family research files. You can search over 160 indexed OGS publications of probate, census, cemetery and funeral home records from Greene County and surrounding areas. We have completely searchable files of all Greene County cemeteries, over one thousand pedigree charts submitted by members, and over 105 thousand Ozark's obituaries. Most importantly, you will find helpful volunteers to assist you in your searches.

OGS also offers numerous educational opportunities for our members and the general public. Whether it is our day and evening workshops, the informative newsletters or our annual conference, you will find an opportunity to share with and learn from other family researchers.

Please explore our web-site for more about the Ozarks Genealogical Society and the many resources and opportunities available to our members.

July 17
Historic Homes and Neighborhoods: How to Research Them
Well known in the Springfield area, Richard Crabtree is a historian who specializes in researching the history of houses and neighborhoods.  Rich will share his techniques that will help you to learn more about your ...
August 5
Researching American Indian Records:1896 Applications, Dawes Final Rolls & Guion Miller Roll
These three distinct rolls, taken 1896-1909, are unique and provide significant genealogical information, but can be confusing for researchers of American Indian records.  The 1896 Applications were a "false start" for tribal enrollment in Indian ...
August 21
Understanding Freedmen's Bureau Records
This session will give an overview of Freedmen's Bureau Records, how to access them, and what types of information may be gathered from them.The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen's ...