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

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 95 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.

December 13
Toys at Christmas
Please note the date has changed from the third Wednesday to the second Wednesday. Program:  "Toy Maker who Saved Christmas in 1918" will be followed by a time of refreshments. Members are invited to bring ...
January 1
NO PROGRAM due to Holiday
January 17
Cherokee Princess or Indian Chief
Jami Lewis with the State Historical Society will discuss what and where to look when researching your family's "connection" to Native American Ancestry including evaluating family stories and DNA results.  
February 5
Same God, Same Prayers, Same Bible
Same God, Same Prayers, Same Bible  During the Civil War, both north and south claimed God was on their side. Pastor John Marshall, Second Baptist Church will discuss how our ancestors coped  with their faith ...
February 21
Military Records and More on Fold 3
Fold 3 is an invaluable genealogical database of primarily of U. S. military records  which you can access from home with your Springfield Greene County Library Card.  Library staff member Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, ...