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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.


OGS Annual Conference

Save the date! September 16, 2017, the Ozarks Genealogical Society conference Show Me the Evidence will be held at Relics Event Center located at 2015 West Battlefield Rd, Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Michael Lacopo will be the featured speaker. Topics include evaluating evidence in our family trees, finding families in off-census years, manuscript collections, and using tax records in our research. See Michael's website for more information about this dynamic and informative speaker: http://www.roots4u.com/Roots4U/About_Me.html


August 26
Research Day
Need Help or advice on where to start looking....? Gather your papers and plan to spend the afternoon researching at the OGS Library.  
September 4
NO OGS PROGRAM due to Holiday
September 12
RootsMagic Users Group
Do you use RootsMagic for your genealogy research? Join us for discussions on making better use of the program. John Rosenhamer will be talking about "Fact Types"; adding, editing and so forth.
September 16
2017 OGS Conference
TIME TO REGISTER FOR The OGS Conference   Saturday September 16...one day only. Speaker:  Michael Lacopo from Indiana.    Location:  Relics Event Center 2015 West Battlefield (off Kansas Expressway).   You can register online You ...
September 20
"Researching Church Records at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC)"
Glenn Gohr, reference archivist at the FPHC will provide a brief introduction to the Assemblies of God in Springfield and an overview of the historical records available at the FPHC.  The presentation will be followed ...