Does your family come from southern Missouri or northern Arkansas? Or perhaps they come from northeast Oklahoma or southeast Kansas? If they do, then you have roots in the largest mountain range that sits between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians, known as the Ozark Mountains. This lecture includes a short overview of the history and culture of the Ozark Region, followed by information on a variety of tools, sources and methods you may find useful in your Ozark and southern Midwest research. This includes information on local repositories and online resources, vital records, county records, area newspapers, and other research materials.
Concludes with travel tips for on-location research and next steps for continuing to expand your southern Midwest and Ozark research skills.
60 to 90 minutes