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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.

December 4
Genealogy Problem Solving
This is the third session in a three-part series of using a genealogy problem in identifying a distant ancestor and to demonstrate the types of resources and methodologies applicable to any research question. Audience participation is expected. Each ...
December 20
Memorial Service, Installation of Officers, and A Novice English Researcher Goes to the UK
A memorial service will be held honoring OGS members and their close family members who passed away over the past year. This will be followed by the Installation of Officers for 2024. Come meet the ...
January 17
A New Strategy for Brick Walls
Kim Richardson will help us discover how to use simple items like index cards and sticky notes to overcome confusion caused by “too much” information swirling around in your mind. Interact with research in ...
February 5
Searching Catholic Parish Records at the National Archives of Ireland
Join former Reference Librarian Barbara Mulvihill in exploring ways of searching for original page images of your ancestor’s Catholic baptism, marriage, or burial records on the National Archives of Ireland website.       ...
February 21
Salt, Schools, Swamps, Military Bounties, and Homesteads: Researching Non-standard Federal Lands
Prospective land owners purchased most federal land at the land offices on credit or by cash payment. However, there were several other situations by which first title holders may have received U.S. land, including ...