Ginger Frere, MLIS, MBA, is a professional researcher who provides a variety of research services to authors, historians, film makers and individuals interested in genealogy. Her primary research interests include Chicago history and the creation of online tools for students and genealogists. She has worked on projects such as ChicagoAncestors.org, a History Comic on the Chicago Fire, and a Digital Collection on “Chicago After the Fire” for teachers and students.

In addition to researching, Ginger is a frequent speaker in the Chicago-land area and a regular instructor in Chicago’s Newberry Library Adult Education seminar program. She is also a Newberry Scholar-in-Residence.

Ginger has attended several national genealogical institutes and is a member of local and national genealogical societies.