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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.

August 19
Fraternal Organizations
Presenter:  Patti Hobbs In 1927 over half of the U.S. population were members of fraternal organizations.  Fraternal organization records can provide details found nowhere else.  Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist, will discuss their purposes, the kinds ...
September 7
Emma Molloy - Graham Murder
Join author, historian, and archivist Connie Yen as she discusses her latest book "Savior and Sinner: Emma Molloy and the Graham Murder".  When Evangelist and temperance advocate Emma Molloy moved to the Ozarks in the late ...
September 16
Wild Bill Hickock and Davis Tutt: A Big Bucket of Ugly
Tim Ritter, popular author, historian, member of OGS - and frequent presenter of OGS workshops - will be joining us for his latest story regarding the shootout on the Springfield Square.  Tim will take us on a fascinating ...
October 5
"Underground Railroad"
The reality of the "Underground Railroad" was more complex and far less well organized than many have assumed, but the saga of a people in bondage trekking to freedom remains compelling and inspiring.  William Piston, ...
October 21
"Hidden Treasures: Tips and Rewards for Researching in Manuscript Collections
For this workshop, Bill Eddleman, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, The State Historical Society of Missouri and President of the Missouri State Genealogical Association leads sus through this rarely-used resource.  Many ...