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Ozarks Genealogical Society OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri

Cherokee Princess or Indian Chief Workshop

This meeting will NOT be cancelled despite Springfield schools being cancelled. 


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.


January 17
Cherokee Princess or Indian Chief?
Jami Lewis, Archivist with the Missouri State Historical Society, will discuss what and where to look when researching your family's "connection" to Native American Ancestry including evaluating family stories and DNA results.   ...
January 27
Orientation for new members
Orientation for new members of Ozarks Genealogical Society.  Please contact former President Rita Wallace if you have questions.
February 5
Planning Research Trip
Interested in Research Trip to Mid-West Genealogical Center, Independence, Missouri March 21 - 24. Join Gail Mtichell to discuss the trip and make arrangements for transportation and housing.  
February 5
"Same God, Same Prayers, Same Bible"
During the Civil War, both north and south claimed God was on their side. Senior Pastor John Marshall, Second Baptist Church, will discuss how our ancestors coped with their faith during these turbulent times. He ...
February 21
Military Records and More on Fold 3
Fold 3 is an invaluable genealogical database primarily of U. S. military records which you can access from home with your Springfield Greene County Library Card.  Library staff member Patti Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist, will ...