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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.

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 ...
November 2
"Native Americans"
Curious about the story of Native Americans in your family tree?  Learn how to begin the research needed to identify your Native American ancestors and what records are available in local and federal archives.  Join ...
November 18
Annual Memorial Program and Business Meeting
Memorial Service Annual Business Meeting November 18, 2020 - 10:00 am   We invite you to our Annual Memorial Service to pay tribute to those Ozarks Genealogical Society members and their families who have died ...
December 7
O'Reilly Hospital
O'Reilly Hospital by John Rutherford   In February 1941, Springfield, Missouri was selected as the host city for O'Reilly General Army Hospital.  Discover how Springfield's "Hospital with a Soul" became the model facility for the ...
December 16
Toy Crazes of Christmas Past
Toy Crazes of Christmas Past by Konrad Stump   Whether traveling to the Toy Box on Glenstone, hurrying to Herr's on the Square, or beating the crowds to Battlefield Mall, Christmas shoppers have been trying ...