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Tuesday, January 1 through Tuesday, December 31
OGS 50th ANNIVERSARY  (Program)
OZARKS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will be having several programs during 2019 featuring the History of OGS. 1969 - 2019
Continue to check the website for updates and details on these various events

Saturday, March 30
HOW to FESTIVAL  (Training)
The Library Center, Meeting Room A
HOW-TO-FESTIVAL at the Library Center Meeting Room A
OGS will have a 30-minute time slot 11:15 to 11:45 to present Genealogy to those who attend the festival.

Saturday, March 30
Monthly Research Day  (Training)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Library Center History Department

Monday, April 1
“Was Your Family Affected by the Influenza Pandemic (1918-1920)?”  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
 As World War I was coming to a close a new enemy threatened the country.  We will discuss what happened in the Ozarks and throughout the country with the onslaught of the illness that is thought to have taken between 50 and 100 million lives worldwide and sickened one-third of the earth’s population.  Known interchangeably as Grip, La Grippe and the Spanish Lady, death by influenza during the pandemic may be challenging to trace.  We will look at some unusual sources that might help you to find out how the deadliest epidemic the world has experienced affected your family.
Michelle L. Spencer, a Christian County Missouri native, has researched her family history for more than thirty years. She has written and spoken extensively on the military, history and other issues including an August 2018 presentation on Spanish Influenza and WWI at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. While much of her research has focused on the Midwest, recent research included the TV show Who Do You Think You Are?     Speaker was recommended by Patti Hobbs.  Michelle spoke at the World War I Museum in Kansas City.  There is a YouTube video

Wednesday, April 17
“Sifting Through the Ashes”  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
“Writing about a tragic house fire that occurred 60 years ago can be a challenge. Attempting to research the event, knowing that none of the survivors are still alive, is an even bigger challenge. And when those survivors are all deceased relatives, look out! Join author Tim Ritter for a lively multimedia presentation about encountering brick walls in research, learning to sift through family legends in search of the truth, and taking chances that ultimately lead to incredible discoveries and connections to the past.”  

Thursday, April 18
1890 Census Committee  (Training)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
OGS Library

Saturday, April 27
Field Trip to Webster County  (Research Trips)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
9:30 a.m. – Arrive at the WEBSTER COUNTY MUSEUM 219 S. Clay, Marshfield.  If you need a ride, please contact Gail Mitchell.
We are planning on spending about an hour in the museum
10:30 a.m. – RESEARCH CENTER is next door. We can spend an hour or so there.
11:30 a.m. – LUNCH   MOM’S KITCHEN – Right across the street from the museum
12:30 p.m. (or after lunch) – return to The Library Center, Springfield
Or we’re welcome to spend more time at either the museum or in their research center, Open 1:00 – 4:00
Please sign up and let us know if you plan to attend
The Museum is a former Carnegie Library, which was obtained by the
Webster County Historical Society and opened to the public in 1997


Monday, May 6
“LET’S TALK: Using Facebook for Genealogy”  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Join us for an evening discussion of Facebook Groups and there use in Genealogy. Has your involvement been successful, encouraging or difficult?  Don’t use Facebook for genealogy?  This is the time to share your stories, your discoveries and to ask questions.  

Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11
National Genealogical Society Conference  (Training)
St. Charles, Missouri
OGS normally has a Research Trip each year.  For 2019 members are encouraged to attend the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS) in St. Charles, Missouri.  Check out the website: www.conference.ngsgenealogy.org   Watch for more updates.  Each person attending is responsible for their own registration and for booking a hotel.  Notify Gail Mitchell of your plans.

Wednesday, May 15
“OGS 50th Anniversary Reception”  (Program)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary (1969 – 2019), the members of Ozarks Genealogical Society invite library patrons and library staff to join us in our reception.  Coffee and refreshments will be available from 9:30 - 12.  This will be an excellent time to learn more about OGS and to discover why genealogy, DNA, and family histories are important.  Displays of the OGS newsletters, scrapbooks, samples of the many publications created by many volunteers will be on display in the auditorium.  Join us as the members of OGS celebrate!      

Monday, June 3
"Missouri Bicentennial"  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
Join Michael Sweeney, Missouri Bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri, for a discussion of what plans are in place for celebrating Missouri’s 200th birthday on August 10, 2021, and how you can be a part of the process.  The Society is committed to coordinating a yearlong, statewide celebration that brings together rural and urban communities in projects, programs, and events, contributing to a better understanding of the state and its complex heritage. 

Wednesday, June 12
“Researching by Lineage Society Standards”  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
 “Researching by Lineage Society Standards”
Leslie Wyman, Managing Director of the White River Valley Historical Society, will present "Researching by Lineage Society Standards".  Currently serving as Missouri's Lineage Research Chair for the Daughters of the American Revolution ("DAR"), Mrs. Wyman will focus on locating records from the timeframe of the Revolutionary War (1774-1783) and discuss the types of documentation required to prove the lineage. The program will also include the process of applying for membership in the DAR and identify free online information provided by the organization to the public to assist with genealogical research. 

Saturday, June 22
OGS Library Open House  (Program)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 534 West Catalpa
50th Anniversary OPEN HOUSE at OGS Library 1:00 – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm:  There will be a short program of how the building was located, purchased
and reconfigured from a church to a library.   

Monday, July 1
NO PROGRAM  (Program)
The Library Center, Auditorium

Wednesday, July 17
DNA and Adoption  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
DNA and Adoption - HHeather Dodd is the founder of the Missouri Adoptee Rights Movement, the Missouri representative for G’s Adoption Registry, and the owner of Genected (a genetic genealogy service that helps people find family connections through DNA). She is the daughter of Jennifer Holt, an adoptee who was separated from her siblings by adoption at the age of 6.  In 1994, they began their 13-year search for Jennifer’s long lost family.  The successful search led Heather to volunteer as a search angel and as a result, Heather became instrumental in working with the Missouri legislature seeing the passage of the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act. This historical bill became law in 2016 allowing Missouri-born adoptees to apply for their original birth certificates for the first time in 75 years!

Monday, August 5
“Ozarks' music thru the years”  (Program)
7:00 pm
The Library Center, Rooms A & B
“Ozarks' music thru the years”
Wayne Glenn, known as the Old Record Collector, will be the speaker. Glenn has been a radio fixture on Springfield area radio station KTXR-FM 101.3 since 1977, and he continues to do his live weekend shows of oldies music. He and his wife of 49 years (Nira) live on the farm Glenn was raised on near Nixa. Glenn loves to research local history of all types. His presentation for the OGS will center around Ozarks' music thru the years with an emphasis on local music figures in the 1960's and 1970's. Wayne Glenn has been a featured speaker many times and is part of OGS 50 year History 1969 – 2019.  

Saturday, August 17
Picnic Dinner  (Program)
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
To be announced
OGS Spring Dinners were in March or April -  picnics were in August - in 2019 we will have a BBQ lunch in August

Wednesday, August 21
"Before 1850 Project"  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
“The Before 1850 Project”
As a result of this project which started in 1978, Ozarks Genealogical Society compiled many records for Greene County and the surrounding counties.  Gail Mitchell, OGS member will review these various resources and provide an update on where to locate these items:  books published by OGS, Pedigree Charts, OZAR’KIN, Surnames and other resources hidden away at the OGS Library.

Monday, September 2

Wednesday, September 18
"OBITUARIES"  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Obituaries - where, when, how
update will be provided

Saturday, October 5
Cemetery Walk  (Program)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
OGS Library and Maple Park Cemetery
Cemetery Walk through Maple Park Cemetery – Konrad Stump, local History Associate will serve as tour guide.  Those planning to attend should meet at the OGS Library so we can limit the number of cars.  Afterwards, refreshments will be available at OGS Library.

Saturday, October 19
Genealogy Symposium  (Training)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Library Center, Auditorium
The Springfield-Greene County Library will sponsor a Fall Genealogy Symposium 

Wednesday, November 20
Memorial Service  (Program)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium
Annual Memorial Service to Honor OGS members and their families who have died during the past 12 months

Wednesday, November 20
Annual Business Meeting  (Program)
10:30 am to 11:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium

Wednesday, December 18
CHRISTMAS  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Library Center, Auditorium