Ginger Frere, Our Upcoming Genealogy Speaker On August 13, 2013, And Her Appearance On Chicago Tonight From WTTW In April 2012; She Was Interviewed By Phil Ponce About The Release Of The 1940 Census And Other Genealogy Stories

Hi Everyone!

Ginger Frere PhotoIn advance of Ginger Frere’s guest appearance at our library to make a genealogy presentation on Tuesday evening, August 13, 2013, I wanted to share with you how knowledgeable Ginger is about genealogy.

She made an on-camera guest appearance on WTTW, the local PBS station in Chicago with the host Phil Ponce back on April 12, 2012 at the time of the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census data.

The video segment is archived at WTTW.  Because it is not a YouTube video I cannot directly embed it here in the post.  That is a WordPress limitation.  Even without a direct embed of the video in this post, I can simply provide you with the direct link itself so you can easily get to it and view the 9 minute segment of Ginger with Phil Ponce.

The focus of the entire interview is not only about the release of the 1940 census data.  It is broader in context with some interesting stories provided by Ginger about research she has done for her clients as well as including some “house history” research she did on the home that Phil Ponce lives in.  It is just a “feel good” segment about the fun of genealogy and the interesting stories that can be uncovered about our ancestors.

Here is that link:

April 12, 2012 Ginger Frere Interviewed By Phil Ponce On WTTW Chicago Tonight

Ginger is a wonderful speaker.  It is a pleasure when we have her at our library for a genealogy presentation.

The fact that WTTW had her on Chicago Tonight speaks volumes for what they think of her also.

If you have 9 minutes and would like to see and hear Ginger Frere before she returns to our library in August, then just take a look at this wonderful archived segment from Chicago Tonight on WTTW!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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