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Ozarks Genealogical Society

Mission / Purpose

The purposes of the Society are:

1. To educate and encourage members and the general public in the art and practice of genealogical research.

2. To acquire a collection of genealogical and historical materials for a genealogical library available to members and the general public.

3. To collect, preserve and publish genealogical and historical materials relating to the Missouri Ozarks region.

4. To maintain and elevate genealogical standards.
OGS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is supported solely through membership dues and donations. 

Operating Year: January - December 2024

President: Kathy Ross
Vice-President: Becky Elizabeth Forrester
Corresponding Secretary: Janis K. Deck
Recording Secretary: Susan G. Wyrsch
Treasurer: John M. Carter
Librarian: Micki Dischinger
Past President: Patti Hobbs
Building Manager: Vacant
Building & Grounds Maintenance: Vacant
Conference : Patti Hobbs
Education: Patti Hobbs
Research Requests: Sandra J. Buckle
Fund Raising: Vacant
Genealogical Records: Frances Ann Black
Historian: Mitzie Zerr
Hospitality: Vacant
Library Holdings Acquisition: Micki Dischinger
Library Volunteer Coordinator: Micki Dischinger
Long-Range Planning: Vacant
Membership: Frances Ann Black
Newsletter: Doug B. Corbin
Newsletter Distribution: John M. Carter
Obituary: Vacant
OGS Publications: Susan Casady
Parliamentarian: John M. Carter
Policy & Procedures: Vacant
Programs: Becky Elizabeth Forrester
Publicity & Outreach: Gere W. Masters
Records Management: John M. Carter
Special Collections: Vacant
Technology: John M. Carter
Webmaster: Patti Hobbs

Meeting & Workshop Info

Night program: First Monday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO
Day program: Third Wednesday of each month, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO
Annual Business Meeting: Scheduled each November.
All regular OGS meetings and programs are free and open to the public. Members may attend by Zoom.
Members receive an email with the Zoom link. Some past programs can be viewed at https://facebook.com/ozarksgs.  Go to the "Videos" shown on the left of the page.  No registration required. 
Programs presently are being recorded and uploaded to this website for member-access only.