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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 95 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.

July 18
History of Jewish Women in Springfield and Greene County
Mara Cohen Ioannides, Professor of English at Missouri State University will be the speaker.  Jewish women were very involved in the community and participated in several major projects.  Mara has written several books which may ...
July 20
SCAN DAY
Join us on Friday at the OGS Library from 9-3:00 and help us complete the scanning of the remaining obits in our collection
July 25
OGS History 1969 - 2019 50 years
OGS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2019 through special programs, events and by providing a printed History of OGS.   To accomplish this goal, we need the help of ALL OGS members.  We will ...
August 3
SCAN DAY
Join us on Friday at the OGS Library from 9-3:00 and help us complete the scanning of the remaining obits in our collection.  We can do more together !
August 6
Nathan Boone Homestead
The Nathan Boone homestead is located in Ash Grove, Missouri.  It is a jewel of the Missouri Ozarks as it uniquely preserves 183 years of frontier history.  Join Faciility Manager Mike Busekrus as he walks ...