Ozarks Genealogical Society Library

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Ozarks Genealogical Society Library
Ozarks Genealogical Society Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  OGS Office contact form


534 West Catalpa St (PO Box 3945)
Springfield, Missouri 65808-3945

Telephone:[1]  417-831-2773

Hours and holidays:[2]  Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ; Closed holidays and holiday weekends.

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Ozarks Genealogical Society (OGS) has a substantial genealogy collection for southern Missouri, Missouri in general, other states, a large collection of genealogical periodicals, maps, family histories, and over one dozen special collections compiled by area researchers. Special Collections records focus on family histories with an emphasis in the southwest Missouri geographical area.[3] [4] The OGS catalog is combined with the Springfield-Greene County Library Center COOLcat catalog online—nevertheless, most of the OGS collection is available at the OGS Library.[2]

The Ozarks Genealogical Society, Inc. was formally organized in September 1969 by a group of individuals who were brought together by their common interest in researching family history. OGS was chartered in 1979 as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Missouri.

The goals of the Society are to encourage the research and preservation of family history, foster solid genealogical research practices, and preserve records of historical and genealogical interest. All the work of the Ozarks Genealogical Society is done by volunteers.

Areas of service include staffing the OGS Library; presenting programs; maintaining the Library building; researching, typing and editing records for publications; acting as officers and committee chairpersons; and responding to queries. Members and nonmembers are invited to submit materials for possible publication in the quarterly, Ozar'kin, or special publications. The Ozarks Genealogical Society has been serving researchers in southwest Missouri and the border counties of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas for 30 years.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Ozarks Genealogical Society Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, a great American genealogy collection: censuses, MO federal land sales, penitentiary, St. Louis fur trade, Civil War, passenger lists, plantations, American Indians, city directories, newspapers, Draper Manuscripts, and KY taxes.</ref>
  • National Archives at Kansas City federal censuses 1790–1930; selected military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, adoptions, vital records, land, and Indian records.</ref>

Similar Collections

  • Springfield-Greene County Library Center has substantial genealogy for southern Missouri: censuses, religious and church histories, city directories, U.S. Civil War, online death certificates 1910-1958, births, marriages, land, probate, cemeteries, clippings, newspapers, American Indians, maps, and periodicals.</ref> [5]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Library in Ozarks Genealogical Society (accessed 22 March 2014).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Research in Ozarks Genealogical Society (accessed 15 March 2014).
  5. Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 15 March 2014).
  6. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 394. WorldCat 55947869; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 9th ed. (Draper, UT : Everton Publishers, 1999), 231. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  8. List of Available Records in Greene County Archives and Records Center (accessed 23 March 2016).
  9. Home in United States Courts Western Missouri (accessed 23 March 2016).
  10. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).
  11. The Hulston Library in Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri in National Park Service (accessed 15 March 2014).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  13. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  14. Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Information in Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (accessed 3 March 2016).
  15. Vital Records in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 2 Feb 2016).
  16. Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department in St. Louis County Library (accessed 2 February 2016).
  17. Genealogists in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  18. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  19. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  20. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.