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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 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.

February 7
Unearthing Cemetery Records
  Join OGS member Taylor Baldwin as she discusses the various records available for cemeteries and the meanings of many common inscriptions and symbols.    Attendance options in person at The Library Center. Members will ...
February 16
Patriot Paths: Tracking Tennessee’s Revolutionary War Veterans
  Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist Charles A. Sherrill Based on a GIS mapping project of the migration patterns of 2,500 Revolutionary War veterans, this lecture will show migration trends and paths to and ...
March 7
Inside the Archives with a Historian
Dr. Brooks Blevins takes the reader "inside the archives," describing the methods of professional historians and how they can work for genealogists. Using personal stories of research pursuits that produced valuable and unexpected results, Blevins ...
March 16
The State Historical Society of Missouri: Newspapers and Much More!
Bill Eddleman, PhD, Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center will give an overview of the genealogical resources of the State Historical Society of Missouri and explain how to access the free Missouri digitized newspapers ...
April 4
A Genealogist's Guide to Sanborn Maps by Michelle Spencer
Sanborn maps are a great tool to locate your family, but they can be equally effective to understand much more about our ancestors and how they lived.  Michelle Spencer will share her tips for getting ...