Ginger Frere, MLIS, MBA, is a professional researcher who provides a variety of research services to authors, professional historians, film makers and individuals interested in genealogy. Her primary research interests include Chicago history and the creation of online tools for genealogists. She was one of the driving forces behind the development of ChicagoAncestors.org.

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 the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) as well as the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

She is a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society, the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.