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Our Genealogy Helper for Martels Corners ...

Although we found mention of Martels Corners during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Martels Corners was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Martels Corners (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Martels Corners. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Martels Corners ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Martels Corners: Martels Cors.
  • While the name of this community is Martels Corners, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<2>. So Martels Corners may originally have been Martel's Corners.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Martels Corners might be written as Martel Corners.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Martels Corners:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near Martels Corners ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martels Corners.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Martels Corners covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Mathieu RC Cemetery
  • Hammond Protestant Cemetery
  • Glenburn United Cemetery
  • St. Hughes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Hughes Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the St. Hughes Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • St. Hughes Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Martels Corners.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Hughes Cemetery
  • Tayside Cemetery
  • St. Isidore RC Cemetery
  • Crysler Anglican Cemetery
  • Ste. Felicite RC Cemetery
  • Trinity Anglican Cemetery
  • Patterson Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Plantagenet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plantagenet Cemetery
    • Plantagenet Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Martels Corners.
    • Plantagenet Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Paul's RC Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantagenet Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2414784<4>
  • St. Guillame RC Cemetery
  • Continue List   (114 more) ...
    • Loucks Cemetery
    • Maxville Cemetery
    • North Russell Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Russell Union Cemetery
      • The North Russell Union Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Russell.To be more precise, North Russell Union Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Martels Corners.
      • North Russell Union Cemetery has also been known as:
      • North Russell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Russell Union Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2455699<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Martels Corners. See our List of 1890's Communities around Martels Corners.

The official website for Province of Ontario:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Martels Corners and then turned west". While Martels Corners could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Martels Corners as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Martels Corners could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Ontario community named Martels Corners.
<2>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martels Corners) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Martels Corners. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martels CornersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martels Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3683, Longitude: -75.1083    
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




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