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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.

December 7
O'Reilly Hospital
O'Reilly Hospital by John Rutherford   In February 1941, Springfield, Missouri was selected as the host city for O'Reilly General Army Hospital.  Discover how Springfield's "Hospital with a Soul" became the model facility for the ...
December 16
Toy Crazes of Christmas Past
Toy Crazes of Christmas Past by Konrad Stump   Whether traveling to the Toy Box on Glenstone, hurrying to Herr's on the Square, or beating the crowds to Battlefield Mall, Christmas shoppers have been trying ...
January 4
The Civil Conservation Corp—Plant a Tree, Grow a Man
America was suffering from the depression.  The people were looking for relief and Presidential candidate, Franklin D. Roosevelt offered them hope with promises of recovery through the “New Deal”.   One effort of this pitch was ...
January 20
Secrets Told/Masks Unfold
Sharon Fieker Cummins will share how Missouri-born adopted adults and their lineal descendants can research their genealogical heritage as a result of the passage of the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act along with DNA testing
February 1
Researching & Rescuing the Phariss Memorial Cemetery
OGS members and distant cousins Barbara Brauch and Noralee Faulkner discovered each other through Ancestry DNA. The two got together in 2017 and soon combined their efforts in researching their common Phariss family tree. They ...