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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
October 5
Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk through Maple Park Cemetery – Konrad Stump, local History Associate will serve as tour guide.  Those planning to attend should meet at the OGS Library so we can limit the number of cars.  ...
October 7
"Normal School: Its History and Legacy
Join us as Anne Baker, Head of Special Collections and Archives at MSU, talks about the earliest years of Missouri State University.  Known as Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District, when it was founded in ...
October 16
"Do Genealogists GOOGLE?"
Most of us are familiar with a basic Google search for a person, place or thing.  OGS member John Carter will delve a little deeper into those search functions, plus some ideas for searching images, ...
November 4
"Cemeteries: Rescue to Restoration"
OGS members and cousins Barbara Brauch and Nora Lee Faulkner come together to rescue the burial place of their great-great-great grandparents, Samuel and Catherine (McNabb) Phariss, from a farm field.  Find out how this lost ...