My maternal grandparents emigrated to Brazil from the tiny parish of Achadas da Cruz on Madeira Island in the early part of the twentieth century. I grew up listening to my mother’s stories of the island as the home of her (and mine) ancestors. Taking this trip with my son Alex to this wonderful island is a dream come true. This cemetery is the final resting place of so many of my relatives and ancestors as the abundance of my mother’s maiden name Caldeira attest.
The local parish church where generations of my family would have worshipped.