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Study Genealogy is a full service professional genealogy research service. We utilize expert research staff in the United States and Norway to provide genealogy research, analysis, consultation, education, translation, and other genealogy services. Our professional genealogists specialize in Norwegian and Norwegian-American Genealogical Research, and draw on years of significant education, years of experience, and unparalled expertise to fulfill your specific research goals.Study Genealogy will discuss your research goals and options with you. We will make every effort to be successful in your research inquiry, and as experts in Norwegian genealogy, we will stand behind all of our research findings.

We can also take our expertise one step further by teaching you the skills needed to research in the old Norwegian records. At Studygenealogy.com we want you to become familiar with the records, language, handwriting and search techniques that will enable you to hopefully do some of the research yourself.

Study Genealogy is a full service professional genealogy research service. We utilize expert research staff in the United States and Norway to provide genealogy research, analysis, consultation, education, translation, and other genealogy services. Our professional genealogists specialize in Norwegian and Norwegian-American Genealogical Research, and draw on years of significant education, years of experience, and unparalled expertise to fulfill your specific research goals.

Study Genealogy will discuss your research goals and options with you. We will make every effort to be successful in your research inquiry, and as experts in Norwegian genealogy, we will stand behind all of our research findings. We specialize in researching Norwegian and Norwegian-American church records, emigration records, passenger lists and Norwegian-American newspapers. Our team members are affiliated with several Norwegian and Norwegian-American historical societies and bygdelags and we look forward helping you research your family history.

Our Services:

  • Genealogy Research
  • Translation Service
  • Probate Researchers
  • Speeches and lectures

Teacher

Liv Marit Haakenstad

Liv Marit Haakenstad lives in Hamar, Norway. She has been doing genealogy research for more than forty years. Haakenstad is an APG member, and she offers lectures, workshops, seminars and even specialty tours bringing descendants to their homesteads in Norway.

Haakenstad is the creator of the Genealogy Detective column in the newspaper Norwegian American, and of the online resources www.genit.no and www.norwegianancestry.com. She has written more than a hundred genealogy articles on computers & genealogy, Norwegian emigration, genealogy, and genealogy technology, and nine books on Norwegian genealogy. Often assisting International heir research firms, and consulting for several genealogy TV-shows, including Who Do you Think You Are? BBC and Canada, Norwegian Anno, Liv Marit as an International genealogy presenter has given more than 150 lectures throughout Norway, the United States and England. She was a speaker at Who Do you Think You Are? Live conference in Birmingham, UK in 2015.

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. Haakenstad is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the RootsTech London Conference on October 24-26, 2019.

Education:

  • Haakenstad has a degree in education (cand.mag.) from the Hamar University College.
  • She is now working on her master thesis in non-fiction writing at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

Publications:

  • 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)

Teacher

Blaine Hedberg

Blaine Hedberg lives in Westby, Wisconsin. He has been doing genealogical research for more than forty years. In addition to client research, he volunteers at the Westby Area Historical Society Museum, Archives and Genealogy Center as their archivist and genealogist.

Hedberg 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 1825-1880. Hedberg 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. He is also working on a biographical directory of the earliest Norwegian settlers in Union County, Dakota Territory (South Dakota). Hedberg currently serves as Treasurer of the Coon Prairie Cemetery Association, the oldest Norwegian-American cemetery in Western Wisconsin with many burials of early Norwegian emigrants. He also volunteers at the Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, helping to catalog their extensive Norwegian genealogy library collection.  For many years he served as the Secretary of the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors, in addition to having served as the Treasurer of the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield, Minnesota.

Education:

  • He has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Publications:

  • Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, 1825-1850 – editor & author, five volumes

Editor & consultant for Liv Marit Haakenstad:

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