In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Monday, August 15

Have you ever wished you knew a little Swedish?

The little (and I mean miniscule) bit of Swedish I know I picked up from my genealogy hobby, looking at old Swedish records. The fact that I know född, gift, död, begraven (born, married, dead and buried) really does not come into much demand in everyday life. The few phrases from childhood maybe only a bit more. Tack för maten ( thanks for the food) and one phrase I heard a bit and for good reason (then as now I am a talker) tyst med dig! (be quiet!).

If you are planning a trip to Sweden or if you are just interested in learning some of the basics of the Swedish language I found this great free website.  Give it a try?

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