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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 19
Planning for a Research Trip (Rita Wallace)
Even with the wealth of genealogical information available online these days, there is still no substitute for good, old-fashioned "fieldwork" when it comes to finding your ancestors.  OGS member Rita Wallace will describe how to plan ...
March 2
Steve Pokin "The Answer Man"
Steve has been a columnist with the Springfield News-Leader for eight years and authors the "Pokin Around" column, so he knows a lot about Springfield history.  With a 40-year career in the business, one can ...
March 18
A Guide to writing Your Memoirs (Wayne Groner)
"A Guide to Writing your Memoirs or Life Story: Tools, Tips, Methods, and Examples" Author and personal historian Wayne E. Groner helps people write their memoirs and biographies.  He is author or editor of five ...
April 6
The Battle of Springfield (Tim Ritter)
Many legendary Civil War battles began as chance encounters in which the opposing armies happened upon one another.  But the Battle of Springfield of January 8, 1863, was far from a random event.  The story of the ...
April 15
Find a Grave (Carmen Boyd)
Find a Grave is a great internet site to look for burial information, tombstone photos, and potential leads for other information regarding that ancestor you are hunting.  It provides many tools for the researcher and ...