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Ozarks Genealogical Society OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri

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.


October 2
"Revolutionary War Ancestors"
OGS members Carmen Boyd and J. Howard Fisk will discuss researching Revolutionary War ancestors in relation to their respective hereditary societies:  Daughers of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.  Carmen Boyd will ...
October 3
RootsMagic Users Group
Join fellow RootsMagic users discussing  the many options available with this genealogy software. Micki Dischinger will be leading a discussion on "places"; using standard names, merging, geocoding, the gazetteer, and much more.
October 18
"Trail of Tears"
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Jackie Warfel, chairman of the Greene County Historic Sites Board and Terry Whaley, director of Ozark Greenways, for a screening of The Department of the Interior National ...
November 6
"Are There Black Sheep in Your Family?"
Shocking discoveries in your research can be daunting.  OGS  members will discuss the rascals and black sheep in their families and the resources available to help researchers determine if a family tale is true or ...
November 15
"Remembering and Honoring"
Remembering ahd Honoring.... plus Martyrs of the Race Course.  OGS member Gail Mitchell will give two presentations about the origins of Memorial Day.  A video memorial honoring OGS members and/or family members who have passed in ...