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OGS - Family Research Guidelines

At Ozarks Genealogical Society, a research service is available to assist researchers who have family in the area and are unable to visit in person.  However, initially we suggest you first search our holdings online at this link:  http://coolcat.org/search-S2/X  .  This will help you see what is available here at the OGS library to determine if there are items which could be helpful to you. 
 
There is no charge for the initial 30 minutes as we determine that there is information beneficial to your research.  If we are successful in identifying the source of your request, our fee is $30 for three-hours of research.  Payment may be made by check  payable to Ozarks Genealogical Society and mailed to Post Office Box 3945, Springfield, Missouri 65808 or online through PayPal (see link below). 
 
In general, we will not attempt to search courthouse records or the Federal census.  Should we feel it would be more beneficial for your request to go to another facility in the area, we will provide that address with no guarantee they have a research service.
 
Please complete the Family Information Form so we may begin your search by providing all information regarding your request.  Inquiries are handled in the order they are received.  Please note that due to limited numbers of volunteer researchers, there may be a delay before your inquiry is started.
 
If paying the $30 fee, either mail to Post Office Box 3945, Springfield, Missouri 65808 or use the PayPal link below.