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The Ozarks Genealogical Society will hold its 30th annual conference, “Researching with a Southern Accent” on Sept. 10-11 at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield.
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, nationally known genealogical researcher and educator will be the featured speaker. His lectures will focus on southern research in the areas of Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Sessions will also include presentations on “Finding Your Landless Ancestors” and improving research skills with “Is it Really Online?”
The conference begins the evening of Sept. 10 and continues Sept. 11.
In addition to sessions presented by J. Mark Lowe, there will be mini-sessions on a variety of genealogical topics for guiding beginners, as well as seasoned researchers in their quest for knowledge. Topics include “A New Tool for Family Research – DNA,” “Conquering the Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Research,” and “Making Lifetime Memories” with digital scrapbooking.
Registration includes lunch and a vendor showcase.
The conference is open to the public. Registration is $45 until August 27.
Those who cannot attend the full conference can participate in the Friday evening session for $20.
Information and additional conference details are available online at www.ozarksgs.org. For additional information e-mail email@example.com or call 818-2551.
The Ozarks Genealogical Society, Inc. (OGS) was formally organized in September 1969 by a group of individuals 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. The local research library is located at 534 W. Catalpa.