The Kallman/Abrahamson Family: Exploring my Swedish-born grandparent's and siblings immigrant journey to "Amerika". Searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, thoughts, ideas 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! ~

About Me



I am a wife, mom of two, grandma of four and retired registered nurse. I was born and grew up in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The same Chicago which all four of my immigrant grandparents settled in the early years of the twentieth century. I am half Swedish (my fathers side) and half Norwegian (my mothers side). Until I began my family history journey I never realized the importance Chicago had for the Scandinavian immigrants of the early 20th century. This has been such an informative, fulfilling and fun journey I took to blogging to document and share my past, present and hopefully lots of future discoveries.


so you know...........

Ranae's Swedish Chicago Heritage is about my research, thoughts, ideas and feelings about my Scandinavian family history/genealogy. I would love to hear what you think about my blog. Likes? Dislikes? Comments? Corrections? Are you family? Perhaps you have more stories, information, photos you could share? Please use the comment box at the bottom of my blog.

The photographs and information about my family that I have posted, of course, may be copied by other family members for their personal use so that our family history is passed on. They may not be taken for any commercial use.

Ranae's Swedish Chicago Heritage is on a free Google sponsored blogsite. It does not have any form of sponsored or paid advertising. If I blog about a genealogical product, book, event or speaker it is because I personally found it enjoyable or useful and thought I would share. The opinion is only mine and I was not compensated for it.  I make every effort to link to appropriate sites and give credit where due.

Finally............As we all are, I am the sum total of my upbringing, culture, education, gender, generation, occupation, faith, life experiences etc. etc. etc. In other words my family history is interpreted, and this blog is written from my perspective alone. No offense is intended, nor am I "wrong" or are you "wrong", if we each remember or interpret the same family event differently. Hey, start  your own blog!
Thanks!