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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.

March 1
Footprints in Time(lines) by Fran Black
Timelines put your ancestor(s) actions and movements into historical context. They also allow us to see where we have gaps in our information, provide clues for further research, and are a good first step ...
March 17
Treasures at The Library Center
Many times, local and genealogical libraries have valuable records in their collections which are not often used. OGS member Rita Wallace will explore some of those records from The Library Center, one of the many ...
April 5
Untangling the Family Yarn (Annette Corbell)
Everyone has family stories.  If you are fortunate, they are full of genealogical tidbits to enhance your research and not full of fiction.  This presentation presented by Annette Corbell takes family stories and breaks ...
April 21
Forty years on – Learn about the Shannon County documentaries at MSU
Anne Baker from Missouri State University will share information about the two-part Shannon County documentary project filmed in the late 1970s and released in 1981.  Months of work went into creating Shannon County: Home and Shannon ...
May 3
Lula Bunyard had parents, but who were they? See how DNA helped resolve the mystery
Join OGS member Dan Barnard as he demonstrates how Ancestry DNA tests and tools were used to unravel the family mystery of who the parents of Lula Bunyard were.  It will take you through the family ...