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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.

February 6
Reliving Springfield History
Sean FitzGibbons. Executive Director of the History Museum on The Square, will share what’s new and what is planned for the future. The History Museum has continued to evolve since its humble beginning in 1974. ...
February 15
Does that Even Make Sense?
Online trees: a genealogist friend or foe? Learn tools for evaluating whether the information in online trees should be added to your own work. Daniel Lilienkamp will present via Zoom.       Attendance Options in ...
March 6
Using Maps to Enhance Genealogical Research
Maps provide a means of approaching genealogical information in a different and visual way. Whether they help develop the story of our ancestors as they migrate from place to place or reveal connections to ...
March 15
Finding Female Ancestors
Identifying female ancestors is challenging due to their social and legal standing. Methodology employing a woman’s FAN (Friends, Associates, Neighbors) club and thoroughly examining all relevant records can link a female to her relatives ...
April 19
What Can I Do With My DNA? 13 Things You Can Do With Your DNA
So you took a test, and you know your ethnicity. You are related to who you expected. Now what? Explore all the things you can do with your DNA from the basics to more ...