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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 105 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.

January 1
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
November 4
"Cemeteries: Rescue to Restoration"
OGS members and cousins Barbara Brauch and Nora Lee Faulkner come together to rescue the burial place of their great-great-great grandparents, Samuel and Catherine (McNabb) Phariss, from a farm field.  Find out how this lost ...
November 20
Memorial Service and Honor Roll of 35 Former Members
We invite you to our Annual Memorial Service to honor OGS members and their families who have died during the past 12 months plus a special Honor Roll service for the 35 Charter Members who ...
November 20
Annual Business Meeting
December 2
"The History Museum on the Square: a New Approach to Springfield History"
Museum Curator, Joan Hampton-Porter will discuss how the History Museum on the Square is bringing local history into the technological age and enriching the historical knowledge of the community.  Join us as we find out ...