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Saturday, August 26
Research Day  (Training)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library
Need Help or advice on where to start looking....?
Gather your papers and plan to spend the afternoon researching at the OGS Library.  

Monday, September 4
NO OGS PROGRAM due to Holiday  (Workshop)

Tuesday, September 12
RootsMagic Users Group  (Workshop)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
OGS Library 534 W Catalpa
Do you use RootsMagic for your genealogy research? Join us for discussions on making better use of the program. John Rosenhamer will be talking about "Fact Types"; adding, editing and so forth.

Saturday, September 16
2017 OGS Conference  (Training)
Relics Event Center
Saturday September 16...one day only.
Speaker:  Michael Lacopo from Indiana.   
Location:  Relics Event Center 2015 West Battlefield (off Kansas Expressway).  
You can register online
You can detach registration form from brochure and mail with check to address on registration form

Wednesday, September 20
"Researching Church Records at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC)"  (Workshop)
10:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
Glenn Gohr, reference archivist at the FPHC will provide a brief introduction to the Assemblies of God in Springfield and an overview of the historical records available at the FPHC.  The presentation will be followed by an onsite tour of the FPHC archives.  

Monday, October 2
"Revolutionary War Ancestors"  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Library Center Auditorium
OGS members Carmen Boyd and J. Howard Fisk will discuss researching Revolutionary War ancestors in relation to their respective hereditary societies:  Daughers of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.  Carmen Boyd will represent the Isaac Garrison Chapter of DAR, named after a Revolutionary War Patriot buried in Christian County (Originally) Greene County).  J. Howard Fisk's discussion of the Ozark Mountain Chapter of SAR will include how the local chapter functions in relation to the Missouri Society and SAR National. The color Guard  and a team of compatriots from the Ozark Mountain Chapter will also make a presenataion. Displays from both organziaions will be available.  

Wednesday, October 18
"Trail of Tears"  (Workshop)
10:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Jackie Warfel, chairman of the Greene County Historic Sites Board and Terry Whaley, director of Ozark Greenways, for a screening of The Department of the Interior National Park Service short film, "Trail of Tears, " not rated, exposing one of the darkest chapters in American history.  After the film, Jaackie and Terry will discuss the Greene County routes of the National Historic Trail

Monday, November 6
"Are There Black Sheep in Your Family?"  (Workshop)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Library Center Auditorium
Shocking discoveries in your research can be daunting.  OGS  members will discuss the rascals and black sheep in their families and the resources available to help researchers determine if a family tale is true or false.

Wednesday, November 15
"Remembering and Honoring"  (Workshop)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
Remembering ahd Honoring.... plus Martyrs of the Race Course.  OGS member Gail Mitchell will give two presentations about the origins of Memorial Day.  A video memorial honoring OGS members and/or family members who have passed in the previous year will also be presented.  Families, friends and loved ones are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, December 13
Toys at Christmas  (Training)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center Auditorium
Please note the date has changed from the third Wednesday to the second Wednesday.
Program:  "Toy Maker who Saved Christmas in 1918" will be followed by a time of refreshments.
Members are invited to bring a Christmas treat to share with other attendees.  OGS will provide coffee, hot tea and water.