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

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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.

April 1
OGS Used Book Sale
At this one-day event, OGS will be offering for sale used books, reports, journal issues, DVDs and miscellaneous other items of genealogical interest.  There will be a section of "Better Books" and a number of ...
April 3
Polk County Genealogical Society
The Polk County Genealogical Society is housed in an historical building on a corner of the square  in Bolivar, Missouri. Built as a Carnegie Library early in the 20th century it now houses books, materials ...
April 19
What Can I Do With My DNA? 13 Things You Can Do With Your DNA
So you took a test, and you know your ethnicity. You are related to who you expected. Now what? Explore all the things you can do with your DNA from the basics to more ...
May 1
North Carolina Land Grants
Did your ancestors live in or pass through North Carolina? Land granted by North Carolina may establish your ancestor’s location in either North Carolina or Tennessee. Records may exist even if someone simply applied ...
May 17
Navigating Online Genealogy Databases: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
The types of sources and research methodologies successful genealogists employ have not changed. But how we access those sources has been revolutionized. Variable avenues of accessing records offers many advantages but also imposes limitations ...