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

Library Closed

The OGS Library will be closed through 24 April 2020. 

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.

April 6
Cancelled - The Battle of Springfield (Tim Ritter)
Many legendary Civil War battles began as chance encounters in which the opposing armies happened upon one another.  But the Battle of Springfield of January 8, 1863, was far from a random event.  The story of the ...
April 15
Cancelled - Find a Grave (Carmen Boyd)
Find a Grave is a great internet site to look for burial information, tombstone photos, and potential leads for other information regarding that ancestor you are hunting.  It provides many tools for the researcher and ...
May 4
"Sinner and Savior: Emma Molloy and the Graham Murder" (Connie Yen)
Evangelist and temperance advocate Emma Molloy moved to the Ozarks in the late 1880s to establish a home for her family while she travelled and lectured throughout the United States.  Trusting that her farm manager, ...
May 20
Land, Horses, Neat Cattle, Polls and More - Tax Lists and Your Genealogy (Bill Eddleman)
This presentation will expand on the basics of using tax lists for genealogy, including the legal basis for taxation; types of information collected on tax lists, real estate, personal property, and combined tax lists; and ...