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Liv Marit Haakenstad
Liv Marit Haakenstad lives in Hamar, Norway. She has been doing genealogy research for more than 30 years. Haakenstad is doing client research, she is educated as a teacher and has studied history and genealogy. She is now working on her thesis in non-fiction writing. Haakenstad has written several books on Norwegian emigration and genealogy and has written dozens of articles on computers & genealogy, Norwegian emigration, genealogy, and genealogy technology. She is a frequent contributor to the research staff of Who Do You Think You Are? TV show and is a well-known speaker at the Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy conference. Her website in Norwegian is found at www.genit.no, and at www.norwegianancestry.com in English.

List of books:

  • Slektsgransking med dataveiledning (Orion Forlag 2001, revised 2004, Norwegian)
  • Slektsgranskerens guide til utvandringen 1825-1930 (Orion Forlag 2008, Norwegian)
  • Slektsgransking. Steg for steg med praktiske eksempler (Aschehoug Forlag 2010, Norwegian)
  • Min slekt – nyttige notater og utfyllingsskjema i slektsgransking (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2012, Norwegian)
  • Min slekt – skjemahefte (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2012, Norwegian)
  • A Taste of Norwegian Ancestry (e-book, Amazon, self publishing, 2012, English)
  • Slektsgranskerens guide til utvandringen 1825-1930 (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2013, Norwegian)
  • From Norway: A few emigrants from Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag (e-book, Amazon, self publishing, 2014, English)
  • På sporet av familien. Kilder og metoder i slektsgransking (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2015, Norwegian)

Blaine Hedberg
Blaine Hedberg lives in Westby, Wisconsin. In addition to client research, he is a volunteer at the Westby Area Historical Society Museum and Archives as an archivist.

He worked professionally for more than thirty years as a genealogical researcher in Madison, Wisconsin, and his specialty was identifying Norwegian immigration patterns of those emigrating from Norway from 1825-1860. He was the editor of the series Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, 1825-1850, and is now working on identifying those emigrants from Norway arriving in the years 1851-1860. Hedberg is also working on a biographical directory of the earliest Norwegian settlers in Union County, Dakota Territory (South Dakota). He serves as Treasurer of the Coon Prairie Cemetery Association, a local Norwegian-American cemetery near Westby, Wisconsin, with many burials of early Norwegian emigrants. He also volunteers at Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, helping to catalog their extensive Norwegian genealogy library collection. He also serves as Secretary for the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors, and serves as Treasurer of the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield, Minnesota. His website is found at www.familytreeconsultants.com.

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