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Wednesday, December 12
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Note:  CHANGE OF DATE from the third Wednesday to the second Wednesday due to Holiday Season
The newly elected officers will be installed followed by the Annual Christmas Party. 
Members are encouraged to bring a special treat to share.  OGS will provide coffee and punch.
Descendants of Santa Claus
Are you a descendant of Santa Claus?  Do you have the right cheekbones and a belly that shakes when you laugh? OGS member Gail Mitchell has researched courthouse records and made a midnight research trip to the North Pole Archives to discover these descendants.  Bring any family photos you may have of a descendant of Santa Claus

Friday, December 14
SCAN DAY  (Workshop)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
OGS Library
JOIN US AS WE SCAN OBITUARIES - We want to complete this project by December 31, 2018 - ALMOST DONE?

Friday, December 28
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
OGS Library
Last Day to Scan obituaries for 2018....are we done?  or did someone find another box?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019
OGS 50th ANNIVERSARY  (Program)
OZARKS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be having several programs during 2019 featuring the History of OGS. 1969 - 2019
Continue to check the website for updates and details on these various events

Monday, January 7, 2019
Spoiled Brats of Genealogy  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Spoiled Brats of Genealogy
Timothy Dollens, president of MOSGA 1990 – 2018 from Columbia, MO has been a genealogy enthusiast for over 37 years and calls himself the “cheerleader” for genealogy. This program will tell about what Missouri has to offer for genealogy research.  Missouri has some cool repositories that make us not only unique but VERY SPOILED. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Resolutions, Goals, Organization, Looking Forward to 2019.
OGS members will be asked to share how they organize their research and what “system” they use.  Did you get a new electronic tool to aid your research?  Bring it for Show & Tell.  This is to be a time to enjoy coffee and goodies while we sit around the fireplace discussing an assortment of topics.

Monday, February 4, 2019
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Exploring Federal Records. OGS member Rita Wallace will show us research in Federal Government Records go beyond military records. The discussion will include the many other record groups found at the National Archives you may never have thought to explore, such as court records, public laws for individuals in the early United States Statutes at Large. If your ancestor worked as a federal employee, you might be surprised at what is available.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
“Who Were the Settlers of the Old Ozarks?”    
Brooks Blevins will give a presentation titled “Who Were the Settlers of the Old Ozarks?” Using his new book, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, as the launching point, Blevins will discuss settlement patterns in different parts of the Ozark region. Among the topics covered will be the ethnic and national origins of those who immigrated to the area between the 1790s and the beginning of the Civil War and the social institutions and lifeways they brought with them.  He is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. He is a seventh-generation Ozarker and the author or editor of eight books.