I am researching a branch of the Riel family centered around Franklin County,MA My gg grandfather was Joseph Riel b. abt. 1858 in Quebec, Canada, m. to Alice (maiden name unknown at this time)They had 3 children, Ovila Etienne Riel b. Apr 1878, Frank Riel b. Feb 1884, Alice Riel b. Sep 1892. My g grandfather was Ovila Etienne Riel m. to Eva M. Pelletier abt 1899. They had 9 children: Marie R. Riel b. Feb 17, 1900, William P. Riel b. abt 1902, Joseph V. Riel b. Feb 27, 1904, George Riel b. Sep 16, 1906, Lena Riel b. abt 1908, Dorothy Riel b. abt 1910, Henry Francis Riel b. Mar 24, 1911, twins Frederick & Francis Riel b. 1914. My grand father is Henry Francis Riel m. to Louise Ann Yarmac Sep 4, 1933. They had 3 children. My mother Martha Louise Riel b. 1936, Carolyn Riel b. 1939 and David Riel b. 1947. Massachusetts towns they have lived in include Colrain, Shelburne, Greenfield, Turners Falls, Montague, Gill. Anyone have any links out there? Please contact me for an exchange of info.