Liv Marit Haakenstad is a professional genealogist and an author.  She has worked as a genealogist for more than 35 years, researching Norwegians and emigrants from Norway to other countries, especially the United States.  She has done a great deal of research in England and United States about the emigration process, especially trying to find answers about what happened to the emigrants during the trip.   She also offering lectures and courses in Norwegian Genealogy, Internet genealogy research, Transmigration (Norway-England-US) and the Emigration from Norway in general. Haakenstad have written 10 books about Norwegian Genealogy, and emigration from Norway.