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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.

January 20
Secrets Told/Masks Unfold
Sharon Fieker Cummins will share how Missouri-born adopted adults and their lineal descendants can research their genealogical heritage as a result of the passage of the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act along with DNA testing
February 1
Researching & Rescuing the Phariss Memorial Cemetery
OGS members and distant cousins Barbara Brauch and Noralee Faulkner discovered each other through Ancestry DNA. The two got together in 2017 and soon combined their efforts in researching their common Phariss family tree. They ...
February 17
Genealogy Software: Using RootsMagic
Join us as long-time OGS member John Carter presents "what genealogy software can do" using RootsMagic as the platform. John started using RootsMagic over 25 years ago (when it was called Family Origins from Parsons ...
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 ...