I'm researching my family line which goes through Cova Rodela and Santa Barbara on the island of Brava. One line is SILVA. Ramos (my great-grandfather), Manuel Domingos (my grandfather), Manuel's brothers (all but 2), his brother-in-law, and some other men died in 1943 in a shipwreck somewhere off the coast of Bermuda. The ship's name was Mathilde.
The other line is MARTINS. My grandmother Fortunata was born in Cape Verde and married Manuel D. da Silva. Her mother Aurora TORRES was born in Portugal. I don't know where her father Fortunato MARTINS is from.
If you have any info. on anything mentioned above, please email me. I'd be willing to share what I have.