Haakenstad is now working on her thesis in non-fiction writing. Haakenstad has written several books on Norwegian emigration and genealogy and has written dozens of articles on computers & genealogy, Norwegian emigration, genealogy, and genealogy technology.

She is a frequent contributor to the research staff of Who Do You Think You Are? TV show and is a well-known speaker at the Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy conference. Her website in Norwegian is found at www.genit.no, and at www.norwegianancestry.com in English.

List of books:

  • Slektsgransking med dataveiledning (Orion Forlag 2001, revised 2004, Norwegian)
  • Slektsgranskerens guide til utvandringen 1825-1930 (Orion Forlag 2008, Norwegian)
  • Slektsgransking. Steg for steg med praktiske eksempler (Aschehoug Forlag 2010, Norwegian)
  • Min slekt – nyttige notater og utfyllingsskjema i slektsgransking (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2012, Norwegian)
  • Min slekt – skjemahefte (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2012, Norwegian)
  • A Taste of Norwegian Ancestry (e-book, Amazon, self publishing, 2012, English)
  • Slektsgranskerens guide til utvandringen 1825-1930 (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2013, Norwegian)
  • From Norway: A few emigrants from Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag (e-book, Amazon, self publishing, 2014, English)
  • På sporet av familien. Kilder og metoder i slektsgransking (Vigmostad & Bjørke 2015, Norwegian)