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Ozarks Genealogical Society (OGS)

The Ozarks Genealogical Society (OGS) has provided leadership in genealogical research and the preservation of local history and family records since 1969. OGS maintains a collection of more than 9,000 books and hundreds of microfilm, microfiche, manuscripts and periodicals. Emphasis is on southwest Missouri and areas east of Missouri from which most early Missourians migrated during the westward expansion, particularly Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. Books on New England, the Middle Atlantic states and the Midwest are also prominent in the collection.

Approximately half of the collection is housed in the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Library Center and half at the Ozarks Genealogical Society Library.


  • Census indexes and major reference materials
  • Microfilm collection of available Missouri Federal Census Schedules, including Soundex for 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920.
  • Greene County, Missouri, court records

Search this collection through Springfield-Greene County Library's COOLcat online catalog.

The records are available for viewing when the Library Center is open.


  • All of their records on Missouri
  • Compiled family histories
  • Periodicals

Ozarks Genealogical Society Library
534 West Catalpa Street
Springfield, MO 65807 [map]
(417) 831-2773

Search this collection through the Ozarks Genealogical Society COOLcat online catalog.


  • Tuesday, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Closed on holiday weekends and in inclement weather.


Visitors are welcome, but only members of the Ozarks Genealogical Society may check out. An OGS librarian is on duty at the Library Center Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, & Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


OGS holds regular meetings at the Library Center at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Their Computer Interest Group also meets at TLC at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Monday of each month. Meeting topics are available in Bookends.

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