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Monday, December 7
O'Reilly Hospital  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Workshop - Zoom and Facebook simulcast
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 U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II.

Toy Crazes of Christmas Past
Wednesday, December 16
Toy Crazes of Christmas Past  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Workshop - Zoom and Facebook simulcast
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 to get their hands on each year's hottest toys for decades.  Join Local History Associate Konrad Stump and revisit Christmas classics like Lite-Brite and Chatty Cathy, timeless toys like Slinky and Silly Putty, and the hysteria surrounding Cabbage Patch Kids, Beanie Babies, and the elusive Tickle Me Elmo.

The Civil Conservation Corp—Plant a Tree, Grow a Man
Monday, January 4, 2021
The Civil Conservation Corp—Plant a Tree, Grow a Man  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual -- Zoom & Facebook
America was suffering from the depression.  The people were looking for relief and Presidential candidate, Franklin D. Roosevelt offered them hope with promises of recovery through the “New Deal”.   One effort of this pitch was the Civil Conservation Corp (CCC).  The CCC was a mission to conserve both the natural and human resources of the nation.
Most people would contemplate, how could this bring us out of the economic depression?   As history will tell you, the New Deal and FDR did put America on the road to recovery.   Though the time frame of the actual program was very short, 1933-1942, the effects are still evident today.   The CCC took young men and gave them a purpose which eventually prepared them to fight and win World War II.
This presentation will consider the CCC and how our ancestors participated or benefitted.  We will examine the history of the CCC from beginning to end, its overall accomplishments, records available, and their location.

Secrets Told/Masks Unfold
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Secrets Told/Masks Unfold  (Program)
10:00 am
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Sharon Fieker Cummins will share how Missouri-born adopted adults and their lineal descendants can research their genealogical heritage as a result of the passage of the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act along with DNA testing

Researching & Rescuing the Phariss Memorial Cemetery
Monday, February 1, 2021
Researching & Rescuing the Phariss Memorial Cemetery  (Program)
7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
OGS members and distant cousins Barbara Brauch and Noralee Faulkner discovered each other through Ancestry DNA. The two got together in 2017 and soon combined their efforts in researching their common Phariss family tree. They also began the search for an old, abandoned cemetery where their ancestors, Samuel and Catherine Phariss were buried in 1858. This presentation is the culmination of three years of hard work and perseverance, locating, purchasing the land where it is located, and ultimately rescuing this cemetery. Their hope is to preserve it for future generations of Samuel and Catherine’s descendants.

Genealogy Software: Using RootsMagic
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Genealogy Software: Using RootsMagic  (Program)
10:00 am
Vitual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Join us as long-time OGS member John Carter presents "what genealogy software can do" using RootsMagic as the platform. John started using RootsMagic over 25 years ago (when it was called Family Origins from Parsons Technology). He will discuss various aspects of data entry, attached media, Ancestry and FamilySearch interface, and reports.