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AndersonLH 75.jpg Liv H. Anderson, CG 

Liv was born in Kristiansund, Norway, and had her first encounter with genealogy at the Trondheim Archive at age 12.

Liv has worked for the Church in Family History for a total of 31 years. At first 5 years in the Evaluation Department, processing Individual entry sheets, and marriage entry sheets for temple work. She worked 11 years in the Cataloging Department, and since November of 1995 as a Scandinavian Research Consultant.


Business College, Norway (1966)

Language Studies:

  • Swedish, BYU IRexburg, Idaho
  • Norwegian, BYU Provo, Utah


Certifed Genealogist CG

  • Board of Certified Genealogists, Washington, DC

Genealogical Experience

Taught the following classes:

  • Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Research on the Internet at the Salt Lake Institute (1996).
  • Finding them on the Internet:Norwegian Research at the Salt Lake Institute (2001).
  • Norwegian Genealogy for the National Genealogical Society (NGS), in Milwauki, Wisconsin (2002).
  • Danish Genealogy for the National Genealogical Society (NGS), in Milwauki, Wisconsin (2002).
  • Finnish Genealogy for the National Genealogical Society (NGS), in Milwauki, Wisconsin (2002).
  • Norweigan Vital Records, Probate Records and Gothic Script at the Idaho Falls Family History Conference in 2007.
  • Norwegian Vital Records, Court Records, Probate and Emigration Records in Salem, Oregon 2008.
  • Scandinavian Research in Bismark, ND (2008).
  • Norwegian Research in Bismark, ND (2008).
  • Norwegian Series two times each year at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, UT (1996 to present).


  • Wrote Finding John Johnsson in Sweden.  Published in the National Genealogical Society Qarterly, March 2007.