Joanne M. Sher is a professional genealogist and historical researcher. Her specialities include Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, American-Jewish research and World War I era records. She has presented numerous times at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, FEEFHS, and Minnesota Genealogical Society conferences. Her articles have been published in the FEEFHS Journal, the Minnesota Genealogical Journal, and various genealogical society publications. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.