Louis Riel père
7 Jul 1817 - 21 Jan 1864
Île-à-la-Crosse, La Terre de Rupert / Rupert's Land
Husband of Julie (Lagimodiere) Riel
Father of Marguerite Marie (Riel) Zastre, Louis David Riel Jr., Elsie Riel, Philomene Riel, Sara Riel, Marie Pouline Riel, Marie Riel, Octavie Riel, Eulalie (Riel) Gladu, Charles Riel, Joseph Riel, Henriette Riel and Alexandre Riel
Jean Baptiste Dit L'irlande
21 Apr 1785 -
Berthier-en-Haut , Quebec, Canada
03 Sep 1757 - 18 Mar 1792
Lavaltrie, Quebec, Canada
19 Oct 1731 -
St-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada
Jacques Michel Riel
21 Sep 1706 - 28 Sep 1777
Marie Élisabeth Degannes
abt 1711 - 27 Mar 1772
Marie Charlotte Amable Sylvestre
14 Sep 1736 - 08 May 1763
Sorel, QC, CA
08 Jul 1699 - 13 Apr 1750
Marie Isabelle Laporte
23 Apr 1703 - 13 Apr 1750
20 Jun 1761 - 10 Dec 1805
Berthierville (Berthier-en-Haut), QC, Canada
09 Aug 1730 - 18 Oct 1762
Berthierville (Berthier-en-Haut), Canada, Nouvelle-France
11 Sep 1691 - 27 Oct 1756
abt 1696 - 03 Jan 1757
Marie Geneviève Charon
abt 1740 - 17 May 1810
Jean Baptiste Charron
abt 1709 - 24 Sep 1776
abt 1709 - 07 Mar 1777
Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Canada
10 Dec 1765 - 1850
Berthier, , Quebec, Canada
abt 1732 - 02 Sep 1804
Berthier, New France
abt 1688 - 13 May 1775
08 Feb 1693 - aft Jan 1770
1742 - 26 Jul 1798
Berthier, Canada, Nouvelle-France
26 Jan 1715 - 25 May 1794
Marie Marguerite Marette
07 Jul 1700 - 23 Nov 1764
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Louis's family history.
Ancestor List for Louis Riel père
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Louis along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Louis's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Louis gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Louis's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Louis's testable DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Louis's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Louis and Queen Elizabeth II? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Index of Riels
This page shows all the Riels on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Louis. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Riel DNA Connections and RIEL G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Île-à-la-Crosse, La Terre de Rupert / Rupert's Land on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface Cathedral on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Saint-Boniface, Colonie de la rivière Rouge / Red River Settlement on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.
Profile of Louis
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Louis's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Riel-4 where Riel-4 is Louis's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Riel-4 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Louis and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Riel-4/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Louis's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Riel-4/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Louis's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Louis's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Louis's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Riel surname index, etc. The white dot for Louis indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Louis's DNA
If Louis's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Louis's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Louis's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Louis's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Louis and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Louis.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Louis's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Louis's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Louis. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Louis's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
E-Card for Louis
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Louis or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Louis's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Louis's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.