Thank you for answering my post. I am an American, and until a few weeks ago, I believed that my ancestry was 100% Swedish. Interesting twist to find out that I am actually 1/16 Norwegian! That will be big news at the family reunion in July. Bjerka is not far from where my great great parents lived in Sweden. I have established a good trail of Swedish church records for them, but I can't figure out how to make the leap back to Norway and get that 1805 birth record for my great great grandmother. The record does not appear to be available on Ancestry.com. Your advice is much appreciated.