Commencing in 1979, the Ozarks Genealogical Library has offered a comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the Ozarks region. While our emphasis is on Greene County and southwest Missouri, we also have a secondary emphasis on states from which most early Missourians migrated. Computers and wireless Internet access are available to our patrons.
Some of the more popular research resources at our library include:
: Several thousand volumes containing indexes, transcriptions and abstracts of census, court, land, tax, probate, newspapers and other vital records. County records from every Missouri county and some adjoining states. Over 160 OGS publications including funeral home records and every known cemetery in Greene County. Search our catalog.
Some books are at The Library Center on South Campbell.
Periodicals: Click here
for a list of periodicals housed at the OGS Library.
: Twenty six collections containing family research files. Includes files created by professional genealogist Marsha Hoffman Rising for her 4-volume book series on the first 1,000 families to own land in southwest Missouri. Click here for index.
Newspaper Collection: Items of genealogical interest clipped from Springfield area newspapers from 1928 to the present (indexed).
: Missouri county records, military pension records, census records, and more. Click here for list.
: Over 1,100 pedigree charts submitted by OGS members containing over 25,000 names (indexed). Click here for index.
Surname Files: Correspondence, family group sheets and other research.
Digital Files: All OGS publications and over 85,000 area obituaries; completely searchable.
The OGS library is staffed by experienced volunteers. It is open to the public. OGS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is supported solely through membership dues and donations.
Location: 534 W Catalpa St, Springfield, MO (near Parkview High School)
Hours: Wednesdays 1 to 4 p.m. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month) and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on major holidays and holiday weekends. (April 15, May 27, July 1, September 2, November 22 & 25, December 20 through December 30, 2017)
Telephone: (417) 831-2773
Note: OGS has over 3,000 volumes on permanent loan to the Springfield-Greene County Library. They are available at The Library Center, 2653 S. Campbell Avenue.