DynastySearch Genealogy Services

About DynastySearch

Hi! I'm Astrid Haugen. Thank you for visiting my site!

DynastySearch Genealogy Services' mission is to perform quality and documented genealogical research for those interested in discovering their cultural heritage and family history.

Helping people learn where they came from gives me great pleasure. That's because I seriously believe in the importance of knowing one's family history to pass down to future generations. My main areas of expertise are Norway, Sweden, Italy, and U.S.A. The skills I have acquired have allowed me to conduct genealogical research for myself, family, and friends. I love to connect with relatives and find descendants of common ancestors to share knowledge and old photographs. My findings, stories, and pictures are often exhibited on my blog, Of Trolls and Lemons, along with "how-to" articles.

I speak Italian, Spanish, and Norwegian -- all of which are used to translate records and correspond with foreign archive personnel.  If necessary, I would be happy to take a trip to your town/city of interest to search for records (travel fees apply).

I would love to help you dig up your roots!

My "resumé" in a Nutshell...

Overview
Genealogist who loves researching family history; Molecular biologist with 20 years experience in data mining; blogger and writer

Interests
Genealogy; old photographs; family history – story and document preservation; travel; cemetery hunts; writing and blogging; interpreting DNA testing results

Education
Biological Sciences
B.S. 1988
Guilford College, North Carolina

Graduate Studies
Genetics
1994 -1997
NCSU, Raleigh, North Carolina
UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

ProGen Genealogy Course
2010 - 2012

Astrid’s Blog and Web sites
http://www.haugenhistory.blogspot.com/ -- Of Trolls and Lemons
http://www.strawberryhillfamily.com/

Research Sites and Database Access/Subscriptions
Subscribed to all necessary databases and societies for records research and retrieval

Society Memberships
National Genealogical Society
Genealogy Society of Sweden
Genealogy Society of Norway

Publications and Writing Experience
Dissentere Blant Mine Forfedre, Medlemsblad for DIS-Oslo/Akershus, January 2010, p. 4-8 (English title: Dissenters Among my Ancestors, published in a Norwegian Genealogical Society Magazine)

Numerous Scientific articles with four as first author; one published novel (5 unpublished)

Languages
English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian