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Ozarks Genealogical Society DNA Seminar Springfield, MO
DNA Seminar Springfield, MO

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 80 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 Spring Banquet

See menu items in the sidebar for more information about the annual Spring Banquet.  

February 6
12 Tips for Writing Your Memoir or Life Story
Personal historian and  memoir-writing coach Wayne E. Groner is author or editor of four nonfiction books, including A Guide to Writig Your Memoir or LIfe Story.  He is past president of Springfield Writers' Guild, member of ...
February 15
Father Moses Berry and Ed Fillmer
Ed Fillmer, Photo Journalist in residence at the History Museum on the Square will present the video of Father Moses Berry as he tells his stories of slavery, lynching, segregation in the Ozarks and decades ...
February 18
Visit Cemetery and Father Moses Berry
Weather permitting:  OGS members and anyone else interested are invited to visit the  Afro American cemetery and visit more with Father Moses Berry in Ash Grove.  Plan to meet at the OGS library at 9:00 AM. ...
March 6
"Infamous Doctor Gonce"
Wayne Glenn "The Old Record Collector" will present a program on the "infamous Doctor Gonce" who remains one of the most complicated characters in Stone, Christian, and Taney County history.  Although the supposed "Doctor" was ...
March 11
DNA Seminar: Genetic Genealogy: Identify and Confirm Ancestors with DNA testing
Patti Hobbs, CG will present an indepth look at DNA and how it can enhance your research See link in sidebar for more information.