Torhild Shirley is a native Norwegian and an Accredited Genealogist® professional. She has an associate’s degree in technical translation from the University of Agder in Norway and an associate’s degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Torhild has over 30 years of research experience. She speaks five languages and is fluent in all Scandinavian languages. In addition to research, Torhild is comfortable with the old Gothic handwriting used in Scandinavian documents and can transcribe and translate documents as needed. She has translated many letters from “Family in the old country,” journals, patriarchal blessings, will and probate documents, land records, etc. Torhild values honesty and hard work and will always do her best to meet and exceed a client’s expectations. When not engrossed in research or translation, she enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and spending time with her large family.