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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 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 6
Breaking Down Brick Walls
Leslie Wyman, President of the White River Valley Historical Society presents "Breaking Down Brick Walls" While there is no easy way to solve all your research barriers, "Breaking Down Brick Walls" will illustrate with fun ...
July 15
From Chicken Coop to Library
Presenter:  Dan Barnard This presentation is designed to show one way to preserve your family records.  It will take you through how family letters were found in a chicken coop, preserved for years and then ...
August 3
Find a Grave
Presenter:  Carmen Boyd Learn how to search Find a Grave for burial information, tombstone photos, and potential leads of other information regarding that ancestor you are hunting.  It provides many tools for the researcher and ...
August 19
Fraternal Organizations
Presenter:  Patti Hobbs In 1927 over half of the U.S. population were members of fraternal organizations.  Fraternal organization records can provide details found nowhere else.  Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist, will discuss their purposes, the kinds ...