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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.

May 19
Digital Heritage Albums
Are you wondering what will happen to your years of research finds in the future?  Is no one interested in genealogy in your family?  Do you worry that the family lore and stories will be ...
June 7
Pioneers of Greater Appalachia: Research in the Draper Manuscript Collection
by Daniel R. Lilienkamp, JD The Draper Manuscript Collections is a unique and interesting source for researching 18th and 19th century ancestors who lived between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. The program will ...
June 16
Looking Beyond the Obvious
Alan Barasch of St. Louis uses four case studies to demonstrate how “looking beyond the obvious” helped solve genealogical problems fraught with little known or wrong information.  Members will receive a Zoom link. Others can ...
July 5
Do-It-Yourself Genealogy Case Studies: Finding Margaret
Do-It-Yourself genealogy case studies: Finding Margaret  Presented by Ann Raymont, CG A genealogy case study demonstrates the technique(s) used to solve a particularly challenging family history mystery. Using the case study Finding Margaret, Ann Raymont ...
July 21
Using Online Records on familySearch
by OGS member Rita Wallace FamilySearch is a free website from the LDS church open to all who register for an account. Many records are available there, but not all contain images of the higher quality ...