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Ozarks Genealogical Society OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield, Missouri

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Welcome to the Ozarks Genealogical Society!

Founded in 1969, OGS has been the premier resource for genealogical research and learning opportunities for almost fifty years. Our members have access to the full spectrum of assistance such as annual research trips, monthly workshops, a fall conference featuring a nationally known speaker, and so much more.

The OGS library is notable for its collection of regional and county records covering southwest Missouri. You will find volumes of county vital records, county and regional histories, and bound periodicals and newsletters. There are numerous special collections of donated family research files. You can search over 160 indexed OGS publications of probate, census, cemetery and funeral home records from Greene County and surrounding areas. We have completely searchable files of all Greene County cemeteries, over one thousand pedigree charts submitted by members, and over 105 thousand Ozark's obituaries. Most importantly, you will find helpful volunteers to assist you in your searches.

OGS also offers numerous educational opportunities for our members and the general public. Whether it is our day and evening workshops, the informative newsletters or our annual conference, you will find an opportunity to share with and learn from other family researchers.

Please explore our web-site for more about the Ozarks Genealogical Society and the many resources and opportunities available to our members.

October 20
How DNA Clusters Can Help Your Genealogical Research
In recent years clustering DNA matches has become very popular. Patsy Barry Coleman, PhD, will describe what clustering is and why it can be helpful to your analysis. Next the various elements of the cluster will ...
November 1
Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures
Learn from Melissa Barker, Houston County, Tennessee, archivist, the best practices for preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma's quilt, that old christening gown, your dad's letterman jacket, and military uniforms. These ...
November 17
What is available on the internet that you may not have known about
In this presentation, Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist®, will show a cornucopia of genealogy websites that will enrich your genealogical research. This program will also include a short annual business meeting to approve the budget and vote ...
December 6
No program scheduled. The Library Center will be closed for their Annual Staff Development day
No program
December 15
Tracking Territorial Families through Missouri Repositories
By Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist®  2021, the bicentennial of Missouri’s statehood, is coming to a close. This presentation is the story of three families who came to Missouri during its territorial days as told ...