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Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette

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Joyce Rivette formerly Bjorkgren
Born 1950s.
Account confirmed 10 Sep 2016 | Joyce's 3191 contributions | 169 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2016 | Last significant change: 16 Feb 2018
11:26: Ron Hebert posted a message on the page for Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette. [Thank Ron for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Wiki Genealogist Big Heart January 2018 Club 100 Sourcerer December 2017 Club 1,000 G2G6 November 2017 Club 1,000 Data Doctor October 2017 Club 100 GEDCOM Equipped Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Louisiana Families Project Member Acadians Project Member Source-a-Thon 2017 Participant Pre-1700 Honor Code Signatory DNA Tested
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Categories: Bjorkgren-1 | Jefferson Parish, Louisiana | Louisiana Families | Louisiana Families Project | Acadians Project.

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Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette lived in Louisiana.
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Joyce has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

I'm a relative newbie to WikiTree, but have been working on genealogy for over 30 years. I love WikiTree's mission of an accurate and sourced shared World tree, and intend to help wherever I can.

I am in the process of uploading my personal tree to WikiTree. This will take a good bit of time, at least several months. Although I work on all of my lines and my husband's at various times, a major focus has been work on all descendants of Etienne Rivet, my husband's Acadian progenitor. I can't promise that all of this work will end up on WikiTree, but I will try to add at least our direct ancestors as I can. The Acadian side is coming first, followed by the others as I get to them.

In the meantime, please feel free to visit my website, Rivette Family Genealogy, at, for more information! If you decide to use anything you find there on a WikiTree profile (or elsewhere), I would appreciate an acknowledgement.


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My husband and children descend from the Acadian Rivet line, and I've spent many years following the Rivet*s and related families.
Sounds interesting, will try it out for awhile!
My Bjorkgren ancestor immigrated to south Louisiana USA in the 1880s.
I enjoy cleaning up stuff!
to help in loading gedcoms
I descend from 19th-century Swedish (Bjorkgren), German (Steidtmann, Fulda), and Irish (Murray, Sharkey, McCarroll) immigrants, based around Orleans, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes. My husband's family is half Acadian/Cajun (Rivette, Lanclos, Lagrange, et al), centered around St. Landry parish; and half English/German (Coles, Gergenson, Holden), coming to mix in with the Cajun culture in the 19th century.
Working on Ritters of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, 1700s-early 1800s
One of our ancestral names. (Acadia to Maryland to Louisiana)
One of our ancestral names. (Acadia to Maryland to Louisiana)

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On 16 Feb 2018 at 16:26 GMT Ron Hebert wrote:

Hi Joyce, Thanks for correcting the name Hubert to Hebert, and hopefully others will also note the need to correct this obvious name spelling error.

Hope to see many Heberts next year at the Congres Mondial Acadien in August 10-24, 2019 in NB and PEI. Ron Hebert, Toronto, Canada

On 23 Jan 2018 at 15:28 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 17 Jan 2018 at 19:48 GMT Holly (Ritter) Novak none wrote:


All my Ritters settled in Southeast PA and only a couple went to NC and a couple to OH, so I am afraid my searches won't help you!! Holly

On 11 Dec 2017 at 05:52 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for giving attention to our orphans in this week's DD challenge. It's nice to see them get a little bit of love. We cleared a total of 8536 suggestions!

Emma :-)

On 25 Nov 2017 at 13:48 GMT Philip (Mills) Broughton-Mills wrote:

Hi Joyce. Thanks for editing, but your style choices (which in this specific case are not covered by WikiTree standards) objectively make things worse. Here's why: 1) The main citation should be placed next to the relevant fact. For example, if a death record says "died 1901 aged 88", we can also use that as a birth citation, but the main Ref tag should still appear in the logical place next to the death. WikiTree is able to interpret references to later citations for this reason, it is not an "error" as you describe. 2) General citations, not attached to a particular fact, are better placed above the References tag, else if there is a long list of references then the reader will not be aware of this extra info hidden at the bottom of the page.

On 20 Nov 2017 at 08:27 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for your help improving profiles by cleaning up location errors in this week's challenge. WikiTree has 830 less errors thanks to you! Wow!

Emma--Data Doctor Project Coordinator

On 7 Nov 2017 at 18:41 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:

Have you ever explored your Bjorkgren line?

I just happened to notice the name, it's so VERY Swedish.

On 6 Nov 2017 at 21:03 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for your work on cleaning up names during the Data Doctor Challenge this week. Every contribution helps us get closer to clearing all suggestions!

Emma :-)

On 23 Oct 2017 at 13:27 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Hi Joyce! Just wanted to welcome you and thank you for deciding to take the full plunge into WikiTree. I must say, for a WikiTree newbie, you're like Venus, born fully grown and making an exquisite entrance! I just read your father-in-law's biography, and it's perfectly, beautifully done. Let me know if I can help you! (Lol!)

On 3 Oct 2017 at 21:46 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Joyce, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Blue Badged "Generous Genealogist". Your continued dedication to Wikitree has been noticed and appreciated by others. Thank you!!

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