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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.

November 1
Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures
Learn from Melissa Barker, Houston County, Tennessee, archivist, the best practices for preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma's quilt, that old christening gown, your dad's letterman jacket, and military uniforms. These ...
November 17
Annual Memorial Service + Business Meeting + short program
 Join us for our annual Memorial Service as we honor members, former members, and family of members who have died in the last year. The memorial service will be followed by a short business meeting ...
December 6
No program scheduled. The Library Center will be closed for their Annual Staff Development day
No program
December 15
Tracking Territorial Families through Missouri Repositories
  Plan to bring Christmas goodies to share if attending in person!    Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist®, will close out the year 2021, the bicentennial of Missouri's statehood, by presenting "Tracking Territorial Families through Missouri ...
January 3
Don't Lose Your Data!
OGS member John Carter will get you on the right track as we start a new year by discussing methods to back up our data, both locally and "in the cloud." He will also discuss ...