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Ozarks Genealogical Society

Mission / Purpose

The purposes of the Society are:

1. To educate and encourage members and the general public in the art and practice of genealogical research.

2. To acquire a collection of genealogical and historical materials for a genealogical library available to members and the general public.

3. To collect, preserve and publish genealogical and historical materials relating to the Missouri Ozarks region.

4. To maintain and elevate genealogical standards.
OGS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is supported solely through membership dues and donations. 

Operating Year: January - December 2022

President: Patti Hobbs
Vice-President: Mitzie Zerr
Corresponding Secretary: Rita Wallace
Recording Secretary: Susan Wyrsch
Treasurer: John Carter
Librarian: Micki Dischinger
Past President: Connie Daughtrey
Building Manager: Vacant
Building & Grounds Maintenance: Vacant
Conference : Vacant
Education: Patti Hobbs
Research Requests: Mary Ann Murray
Fund Raising: Mitzie Zerr
Genealogical Records: Frances Black
Historian: Linda Chesebro
Hospitality: Taylor Baldwin
Library Holdings Acquisition: Micki Dischinger
Library Volunteer Coordinator: Micki Dischinger
Long-Range Planning: Vacant
Membership: Frances Black
Newsletter: Doug Corbin
Newsletter Distribution: John Carter
Obituary: Connie Daughtrey
OGS Publications: Vacant
Parliamentarian: John Carter
Policy & Procedures: Vacant
Programs: Mitzie Zerr
Publicity & Outreach: Gere Masters
Records Management: John Carter
Special Collections: Rita Wallace
Technology: John Carter
Webmaster: Patti Hobbs

Meeting & Workshop Info

Night program: First Monday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. at the OGS Library, 534 West Catalpa, Springfield, MO
Day program: Third Wednesday of each month, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO
Annual Business Meeting: Scheduled each November.
All regular OGS meetings and programs are free and open to the public. Members may attend by Zoom.
Members receive an email with the Zoom link. Some past programs can be viewed at https://facebook.com/ozarksgs.  Go to the "Videos" shown on the left of the page.  No registration required. 
Programs presently are being recorded and uploaded to this website for member-access only.