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 Great Fire” for teachers and students. Prior to becoming a full-time researcher, Ginger was a reference librarian at Chicago’s famed Newberry Library.

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 national genealogical institutes and is a member of several local and national genealogical societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.