The Society for Kraak Family Descendants is an organization
whose members, either directly or through marriage, are descendants of
Håkan Svensson Kraak, the progenitor of the line and the first
permanent resident and mariner pilot on Långören.
Långören is an island in
Karlskrona archipelago in the south east of Sweden. Read more about the
The Society for Kraak Family Descendants was founded in 1965
Hjalmar Berglund and now has more then 1 350 members worldwide. The Society is
continuously researching the family line and documents its findings. We publish
an annual Newsletter and every third year there is a family reunion on Långören.
At each reunion, a membership list is available.
was born about 1660 on the island of Ungskär located in the
south-eastern area of the Blekinge archipelago. His father, Sven Persson Kraak,
is thought to have died sometime before 1698. Håkan Svensson Kraak married
Annica Larsdotter and lived 18 years in Stenshamn before
moving to Långören. As of the year 1707 they are recorded as being residents of
the island where Håkan and boatswain Erik Eriksson Loo took over the tenancy of
Långören. Håkan Svensson Kraak died in 1711.
This is an old map of the East of Blekinge where you can find old names on
places. Maby you can find the village your relatives lived in before they
Click on it and a big map opens in a new Window.
Hjalmar Berglund (1901-1993) was born and grown up at
Långören and he was the 7:th generation, wher all earlier generations had
been pilots since Håkan Svensson Kraak arrived to the island. Read more
about Hjalmar Berglund under
Nostalgica & history.
Society of Långörasläkten
SE-371 21 Karlskrona
Payment from abroad -
You can use the IBAN-number and BIC-code below for
SE89 9500 0099 6034 0687 2568
Dont forget your name and address on the payment
to the Society: