Liv Marit Haakenstad, AG® was born at Lillehammer, Norway, and grew up in Biri, Norway. At the age of 12, she started doing genealogy research, and she has worked as a professional genealogist and author for many years. She has written more than a hundred genealogy articles on computers & genealogy, Norwegian emigration, genealogy, and genealogy technology, and nine books on Norwegian genealogy. She is often assisting International heir research firms and is working as a forensic genealogist. Haakenstad has been a consultant for several genealogical TV shows, including Who Do you Think You Are? BBC and Canada, and Norwegian Anno. Liv Marit Haakenstad is an International genealogy presenter who 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, the UK in 2015. She was a featured speaker at the RootsTech London Conference in 2019 and was a speaker at RootsTech Connect 2021.