My name is Klas and Klas is Scandinavian short form for Nikolaus. I live with my family in the Midsouth of Sweden, Götaland, land of the Goths (though it is most likely that the historical Goths didn't come from Sweden but the Baltic Sea area in general before they  turned up in the Roman Empire). I have most of my roots in Sweden, Norway and Finland. We have two boys born 2005 and 2011.


 I have studied History, Geography and Archaeology at the University and often discuss history with others who are intrested, but also genealogical research.


I am also interested in the nature and the climate. The winter 2010 was one of the coldest for ages (see pictures in my albums) but the Summer(and also Summer 2011) was very hot with temperatures up to 34-35 degrees Celcius (After Anders Celcius a Swedish astronomer e.tc.) in the shade, and that is hot for Sweden. I have a lot of albums with picture of birds, flowers and landscapes. Hope you enjoy them.  


 As a boy I learned to play chess by my grandfather (perhaps also some by my dad) who learned chess when he worked as a Furir (Aprox. like a Sergeant in US) in the Swedish army in the 1920's. He studdied to be a Swedish Sergeant (Staff Sergeant-Technical Sergeant in US) and also worked as a Platoon Sergeant during WW2.  He used to compete in skiing, running, gymnastics, shooting and fenceing during his military career, so why a Non Commissioned Officer learned Chess back then, I do not know, perhaps they thought it was good for tactical training?



 I have played chess in a club for a shorter period and some years ago I started to play again but this time online. I think my chess (and English) has improved a lot since I joined this site.


 Good luck with your game.