Richmond County, Nova Scotia
Welcome to the Martell Family
My name is
For the past
years, my wife, Barbara, and I have been researching my family (MARTELL).
Inspired by Barbara's parents who have researched their family roots back to
England in the early 1400s, we began our search for the Martel family.
I never thought I would get as far back as Jean Martel in St-Eustache, Paris
We began with a Family Tree
Maker tree and then received a handwritten copy of the Martel tree from
Stephen White. We were then off and running!! Special thanks to
Stephen for being the catalyst and getting us started in the right
direction. We then came across the many Nova Scotia internet sites and
in particular the
ILMADAME Listserve, which has been
an invaluable tool in our research.
past seventeen years, we have
received help from many relatives and cousins. In particular, we would
like to thank Ed Galvin and George Rose for the
branch (my Mother's side) and from Charles Samson and Leo Walter Martell for
help on the Martel/
Boudreau branch (my Father's
side). The Isle Madame Listserv has been wonderful to provide records etc.
The original spelling of the
name is Martel but over the years has been changed by various Martells to
Martelle and Martell.
We now have accumulated over
beginning with Jean Martel (b. 1587) through today with our youngest
grandchild, Michael Alan Button, Chico, California. Finally, my
wife Barbara has recently joined me in retirement and we are spending more of our time continuing research in
this wonderful "hobby". Most of our data comes from Nova Scotia and in
particular "Isle Madame", where our relatives immigrated to Massachusetts in
the late 1800s.
We will answer all
inquiries as best we can and hope that our cousins will help us correct any
errors or omissions. All data has been checked carefully and no guesses have
been made, but as most of you know, transcriptions and spellings can be
difficult. We are not perfect and welcome any corrections and help.