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How to Trace Your Norwegian Ancestors

  • Norway House 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

A hands-on workshop with Norwegian genealogist, Liv Marit Haakenstad.


Participants will begin researching US sources, to find their family's origins in the US, and where they moved from. Haakenstad will then assist participants with sources from Norway to "put the pieces of the puzzle together."  Haakenstad will also discuss how to search the "Digital Archive" of searchable and scanned historical documents. Liv Marit Haakenstad is incredibly knowledgable and heartily encourages questions during this workshop. 


LIV MARIT HAAKENSTAD lives in Hamar, Norway, and has been researching genealogy for 40 years. Haakenstad studied history and genealogy ultimately earning a masters degree in education. She is currently working on her master’s thesis in non-fiction writing. She has published several books about Norwegian emigration and genealogy, and dozens of articles on computer research for genealogy, Norwegian emigration, genealogy, and computer technology. She is a frequent contributor as a research staff member of the Who Do You Think You Are? television show, among other programs, and is a recognized speaker at the genealogy conferences the show hosts. Haakenstad also does private genealogy and estate research for clients. Many of her distant relatives immigrated to the United States and Canada, including several that settled in western Wisconsin and Minnesota.


 $40 for Norway House members and $50 for non members.