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Ozarks Genealogical Society

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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.

June 5
Help! I'm Stumped. What Now?
Are you stumped on where to look next in your genealogy search for those elusive ancestors? There may be places you haven’t considered. OGS researchers Fran Black, Rita Wallace, and Doris Wilson will be available to make ...
June 21
Using DNA with Genealogy
Why use DNA with your family research? What can it do for you? Utilizing DNA for your family history research; from choosing the DNA type and testing company to how DNA impacts “real world” case ...
July 19
Augusta to Mobile, 1803-1865: Tourists, Migrants, and Military Travelers along the Federal Road
Did your ancestors emigrate west in the pre-civil war era? Are you interested in details of what travel may have been like for them? Established in 1805, the Federal Road provided a route across ...
August 7
Lure Your Ancestor out of the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is our country’s catalog of places of significance to our past with over 70 in Springfield, and nearly 2,300 in Missouri.  Our people are in there. Michelle Spencer will ...
August 16
Righting Your Wrongs through Writing
Writing ancestral narratives offers an opportunity to review older research and correct errors made when less experienced. Writing helps identify gaps in research, add contextual information, and meet genealogical standards. The lecture includes case studies ...