I'm looking for any information about the ancestors of Manuel Fontes and Filomena Ferreira.
Manuel Fontes was born 7/26/1875 in Sao Miguel, Azores,and emmigrated to Bermuda sometime in the late 1800s and married Filomena Ferreira in Bermuda in 1899. Filomena was born in Massachusetts 8/4/1885. They raised their family in East Providence, RI. Manuel added De to the name Fontes after moving to the US. One of their children is my late grandfather.
Manuel Fontes's parents are John Fontes and Mary Jesse Braga, both born in Azores. Not sure about any of the spellings but I do not think they emmigrated to the US.Manuel had only sisters - Anna, Mary, Isabel, Virginia, Philomena, and Incarnation, maybe others.Some of them stayed in Azores.
Filomena Ferreira's parents are Manuel Ferreira and Obelinda Fontes, again, not sure about the spelling. Both were born in Azores, but not sure which part or when they emmigrated to Massachusetts where Filomena was born. Filomena has a brother named Joseph Ferreira. I believe there are some Ferreira ancestors in Bermuda, so they might have emmigrated from Portugal to Bermuda.
Any help on tracing this line back (including any resources I can use) would be appreciated! Please reply in English. Jen