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OGS - Family Research Guidelines

Ozarks Genealogical Society has a research service to assist researchers who have family in the area and are unable to visit in person.  However we suggest you first search our holdings online at this link:  http://coolcat.org/search-S2/X  .  This will help you determine if there are items at the OGS library which could be helpful to you. 
There is no charge for the initial 30 minutes as we determine that there is information beneficial to your research.  If we are successful in identifying the source of your request, our fee is $30 for three-hours of research.  Payment may be made by check  payable to Ozarks Genealogical Society and mailed to Post Office Box 3945, Springfield, Missouri 65808 or online through PayPal (see link below). 
In general, we will not attempt to search courthouse records or the Federal census.  Should we feel it would be more beneficial for your request to go to another facility in the area, we will provide that address with no guarantee they have a research service.
Contact us at ogs@ozarksgs.org. With your research request, please include information about the name of the person and any vital data such as birth and death dates and places. Let us know what you already have searched and know so that we do not repeat. Inquiries are handled in the order they are received.  Please note that due to limited numbers of volunteer researchers, there may be a delay before your inquiry is started.
If paying the $30 fee, either mail to Post Office Box 3945, Springfield, Missouri 65808 or use the PayPal link below.