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Saturday, April 29
Monthly Research Day  (Training)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Library Center
Still searching for a particular ancestor?  Check out the monthly research day being held Saturday April 29, 2017 at the OGS library from 1 - 5.  For more information contact Linda Chesebro.

Monday, May 1
Organization in the Digital Age   (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Library Center
Organizing genealogical research can seem a daunting task.  Research efficiency is limited when we are unable to find prior research or information we already have.  This workshop, presented by Patti Hobbs, CG will focus on digital methods for tracking genealogical information, keeping track of research performed and organizing digital copies of original records.

Tuesday, May 2
RootsMagic User Group  (Workshop)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
OGS Library (534 W Catalpa)
RootsMagic users: bring your laptop (if you have one) with RootsMagic (or the free RootsMagic Essentials) already installed. This session is hands-on covering program preferences and configuration.

Saturday, May 13
Historic Preservation Month Symposium  (Research Trips)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
The Springfield Greene County Library is sponsoring a Historic Preservation Month Symposium at the Midtown Carnegie Branch located on the corner of North Jefferson and East Central.  Attendees will meet in the upstairs meeting room for adults.  Learn about area efforts to preserve history and how you can contribute and participate in preserving history.  Drop in for one session or attend all four.  No registration is required.  Topics:  Exploring Ozarks Alive:  From the Darkroom & Over There;  Cemetery Preservation in an Ozarks Community:  Personal Archiving.   More details can be found in the Bookends published by the Library.

Wednesday, May 17
Cemeteries  (Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center
Cemeteries:  so many cemeteries to visit.  So many headstones to be cleaned.  So many ancestors to find and to discover where they are buried.  Do you have more pictures of cemeteries than of your last vacation? Cemeteries in southwest Missouri will be featured and presented by OGS members.

Saturday, May 27
Monthly Research Day  (Training)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Library Center
Another opportunity to research your family...check out the monthly research day being held Saturday May 27 2017 at the Library Center from 1 - 5.  Contact Linda Chesebro for more details.

Saturday, June 3
TREASURE HUNT  (Research Trips)
The Library Center
Plans are being made for the Second TREASURE HUNT.  Contact Linda Cheesbro for details.
More information will be provided...keep checking website and facebook.

Monday, June 5
Jefferson Street Footbridge  (Workshop)
7:00 pm
The Library Center Meeting Room A B
Special History Program:  Kaitlyn McConnell and Richard Crabtree will present a program about the past, present and future of this historic landmark in north Springfield.

Wednesday, June 21
Haunted Springfield  (Workshop)
10:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
NOTE TIME CHANGE:  10:00 AM (not 9:30am)
Special History Program:  Local athor Edward Underwood, one of the authors of Haunted Springfield, Missouri, will thrill you with stories about places in Springfield reputed to be haunted - such as the albino farm, the bridge at Phelps Grove Park, the Landers Theater and others.

Saturday, June 24
Probate Records Workshop  (Research Trips)
9:00 am to 11:30 am
534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri


See link in sidebar for more information.

In this workshop, Patti Hobbs, CGSM will present aspects of researching in probate records: how to access the records and understanding the terminology and process and types of records available in various locations.

Monday, July 3
no program  (Workshop)
The Library Center
NO program due to the Holidays

Wednesday, July 19
German Presence in Missouri  (Workshop)
10:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
note start time is 10:00 AM (not 9:30)
John A Schmalzbauer, MSU associate professor Religious Studies will present a program about the German Presence in Missouri focusing on ethnicity, food, religion and other aspects of cultureal life

Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 5
MOSGA Conference  (Training)
Columbia, Missouri
"Show me the way around the brick wall" guest speaker Kathleen Brandt
check website for more information www.mosga.org

Monday, August 7
Census 101  (Workshop)
7:00 pm
The Library Center Auditorium
Introduction to census records for beginners along with an in depth review for veterans on how to utilize census records in research:  reading between the lines and checking the back of pages to verify the information. Presenter:  Carla Sagrillo, OGS member.

Wednesday, August 16
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library and Museum  (Workshop)
10:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
Jeff Patrick and Alan Chilton will present an overview on assisting patrons with artifact identification and care of the library and museum collections housed at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.  

Saturday, September 16
2017 OGS Conference  (Training)
Relics Event Center
The OGS Conference Date has been chosen  
Saturday September 16...one day only.
Speaker:  Michael Lacopo from Indiana.  He is on facebook, has a blog, and a website
Location:  Relics Event Center 2015 West Battlefield (off Kansas Expressway). 
Mark your calendar - more details will be in newsletter, on the website and facebook.