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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.

January 1
OZARKS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be having several programs during 2019 featuring the History of OGS. 1969 - 2019 Continue to check the website for updates and details on these various events
September 2
September 6
"Civil War Reenacting: History, Research and Smelling Badly"
Local Author and Storyteller TIM RITTER presents:   First:  Yes, the wool is hot and scratchy...   Learn more about portraying a Civil War soldier in Missouri with this entertaining presentation, which includes many historical ...
September 7
"The Uncivil Civil War", OGS 38th Annual Conference
We are proud to announce that plans are coming together for our Annual Conference, this year to be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7, 2019.  Our theme ...
September 18
"Obituaries - The 34-year Process"
OGS Obituary Committee Chair Connie Daughtrey will review the arduous progression of this project from its inception in the early 1980s.  Now OGS has joined in a collaborative effort with the Greene County Library System ...