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Ozarks Genealogical Society

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 95 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.


OGS Annual Conference

Save the date! September 16, 2017, the Ozarks Genealogical Society conference Show Me the Evidence will be held at Relics Event Center located at 2015 West Battlefield Rd, Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Michael Lacopo will be the featured speaker. Topics include evaluating evidence in our family trees, finding families in off-census years, manuscript collections, and using tax records in our research. See Michael's website for more information about this dynamic and informative speaker: http://www.roots4u.com/Roots4U/About_Me.html


August 1
RootsMagic Users Group
If you use RootsMagic genealogy software, come join us to learn more about the program. This month, John Carter will be discussing the new interface between RootsMagic and Ancestry including TreeSync and WebHints. 
August 4
MOSGA Conference
"Show me the way around the brick wall" guest speaker Kathleen Brandt check website for more information www.mosga.org
August 7
Census 101
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 ...
August 16
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library and Museum
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.  
September 4
NO OGS PROGRAM due to Holiday