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Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette

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Joyce Rivette formerly Bjorkgren
Born 1950s.
Account confirmed 10 Sep 2016 | Joyce's 1820 contributions | 115 thank-yous received
Bjorkgren-1 created 10 Sep 2016 | Last modified | Last edit: 11 Dec 2017
00:52: Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM posted a message on the page for Joyce (Bjorkgren) Rivette. [Thank Emma for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Wiki Genealogist 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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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!
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.
One of our ancestral names. (Acadian)
One of our ancestral names. (Acadian)

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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!!

On 29 Sep 2017 at 19:53 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

P.S. Please send me a private message so that I can send you an invitation to the project's Google Group (that will give me your e-mail address, which I need in order to send the invite). The Google Group is tied to the project account.

On 29 Sep 2017 at 19:51 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Welcome to the Louisiana Families project!

The project account has a handy set of links on it... I use it most to connect to the Google Group. It's also listed in Category:Louisiana Families Project along with other project members who have added the category to their profile (encouraged, but not a requirement).

Please stop by the project page - I've added your name to the members listed there, if you'd like to add to it. If not, you or I can delete it next week or so.

Cheers, Liz

On 28 Sep 2017 at 12:23 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Hi Joyce, good to see of your interests in Acadian and Louisiana people--two groups near and dear to my heart for sure! Would you consider lowering your privacy level to gold or yellow so others may view your family tree and biography to see how they may connect to you? Otherwise all we can see is your name and when you joined. I have mine set to Public--Private with Public Biography and have had no problems. Red is usually used for minor children or special circumstances where extreme privacy is deemed necessary. Thanks!

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